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L.A. City Councilmembers look to open up adaptive reuse to supportive housing


Earlier this month, the Los Angeles City Council voted to instruct city staff to draft an ordinance which would expand the adaptive reuse ordinance citywide – on the condition that any new housing created is restricted to moderate-income households.  Now that policy could be revised once again in an effort to provide shelter to the region’s unhoused residents.

A motion introduced earlier this week by Councilmembers Paul Koretz and Mike Bonin calls for the Departments of City Planning and Building and Safety to report on the feasibility of amending the adaptive reuse ordinance to include transitional and permanent supportive housing developments.

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