‘Fix the City’ sues LA over program to build housing near transit hubs

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"No vacancy" sign in Palms, Los Angeles. Many Angelenos struggle to find affordable housing. Photo by Amy Ta.

A housing program that’s been called one of LA’s biggest successes is under attack. LA's Transit Oriented Communities Program lets developers build denser and taller housing near major bus and train lines, with incentives for including affordable units. The idea is to reduce pollution by getting people out of cars and to tackle the housing shortage that's pushed prices to record levels. 

But the program is being challenged by an organization with a long history of fighting new development. The nonprofit Fix the City is suing to end the program, claiming it violates city and state laws.

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Guests:
Jim O'Sullivan - National Journal, Alissa Walker - urbanism editor, Curbed LA - @awalkerinLA

Host:
Jarrett Hill

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Kathryn Barnes, Jenna Kagel