L.A. City Council approves updated housing plan to create a half-million new homes by 2029

Just ahead of last week’sThanksgiving holiday, the Los Angeles City Council adopted an ambitious update to the 2013–2021 Housing Element of the city’s General Plan, also known as the Plan to House LA, that establishes a blueprint for creating nearly 500,000 new housing units by 2019—five times the current rate of housing production in the city. This figure includes just under 200,000 income-restricted units that are sorely needed to expand affordable and equitable housing options to all Angelenos.

In a news release, the Los Angeles Department of City Planning, or LA City Planning, described the updated plan as one that sets out to “address

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