Join the George Mason University Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship to Talk About the Los Angeles Subsidiary Housing Boom – Greater Washington



Ancillary housing units (ADUs), new additional housing units located on currently built single-family plots, are seen as a way to increase housing supply in expensive and land-limited markets. Since the introduction of the new policy in 2017, the number of ADUs in Los Angeles has skyrocketed from 581 permits from 2014 to 2016 to 10,979 permits from 2017 to 2019. ADUs currently account for about 20% of all housing permits in Los Angeles.

Join the George Mason University Center for Real Estate Entrepreneurship for an in-depth discussion of case studies of the regulatory and procedural changes that fueled this ADU boom and its impact on housing, affordability and neighborhoods.

Recommended Speaker: Theadora Trindle, Los Angeles City Council of Economic Development

Thea Trindle is Planning and Development Manager for the Economic Development Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. In her role, she serves as the Mayor’s liaison with the Los Angeles Department of Urban Planning and the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety to advocate for important citywide policy initiatives, advance mayor directives, and drive development service reforms. Prior to joining City Hall, Thea began her career in the private sector as a land use consultant, where she contributed to the assertion of rights for hospitality businesses.

The event will run from 5 pm to 6:15 pm on Wednesday 23 June. To register, click here

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The problem with the lack of mid-sized housing in Arlington: The Alliance for Housing Solutions hosts its annual Leckey Forum with keynote speaker Daniel Parolek, CEO and Director of Opticos Design, author of Missing Mid-Size Housing: Think Big and Build Small to Respond to Today’s Housing Crisis. Parolek will talk about his book and discuss the mistakes cities make when implementing Missing Middle Housing. This virtual event will run from 7 pm to 8 pm on Thursday. register here

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George Kevin Jordan is the Chief Editor of GGWash. He is proud to reside in Hillcrest in the 7th District of Columbia. He was born and raised in Milwaukee and has written articles for many publications, including AFRO and HIV / AIDS for


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