As a very desirable region, housing in the San Fernando Valley is in high demand. Valley cities are diligently planning to develop adequate housing, but there’s a problem. Opposition to development can slow down the process and block the completion of housing projects.
1. Housing Creates Healthier Communities
2. Housing Can Increase Property Values
3. Housing Creates a Better Start For Kids
4. Housing Creates Jobs
5. Reduces Traffic Congestion and Creates a Cleaner Environment
6. Creates More Equitable Neighborhoods
7. Keeps Teachers and Public Safety Officers Closer to Our Neighborhoods
Click “I Support Housing!” to register your support.
Housing projects are often discussed on social media, especially NextDoor.com and in Facebook Groups. Voice your support!
-Here is where you can find sample social media images to post.
-Here is where you can find sample text to post.
-Use the hashtag #HousingCreatesCommunities.
Contact your elected officials to voice your support for more housing.
-For Burbank, click here to contact your elected officials.
-For Calabasas, click here to contact your elected officials.
-For Glendale, click here to contact your elected officials.
-For Los Angeles, click here to contact your elected officials.
-For San Fernando, click here to contact your elected officials.
Attend City Planning Hearings to support more workforce housing in your city.
And provide verbal or written comments in support.
On December 3, 2021, The Valley Economic Alliance partnered with the Community Foundations of the Valleys to present a conference on Homelessness and Housing.
In June, 2021, the National Association of REALTORS CA, San Fernando Valley conducted a Smart Growth Poll of 600 local residents. Learn what they said by clicking the links below.
How Housing Impacts Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
How Housing Impacts Property Values, Stanford Graduate School of Business
How Housing Impacts Child Development, John D and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
How Housing Impacts Jobs and the Economy, National Housing Conference
How Housing Impacts Jobs and the Economy, National Association of Home Builders
Myths and Facts About Affordable & High Density Housing. CA Planning Roundtable and the CA Dept of Housing & Community Development
2021-2029 Burbank Housing Plan
2021-2029 Calabasas Housing Plan
2021-2029 Glendale Housing Plan
2021-2029 Los Angeles Housing Plan