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Three ideas for adding affordable housing in L.A.
Three ideas for adding affordable housing in L.A.

Los Angeles has a shortage of housing, yet the city has done little over the years to add more low-rent or market-rate units. This is not for a lack of ideas on how to proceed. Rather, it results from a lack of focus and political will. Few elected leaders have been willing to invest the time or risk the political backlash of confronting such a challenging, costly and controversial problem. But failing to address the city's housing shortage only creates more problems, such as overcrowding in existing units, traffic and air pollution from commuters who must drive in from out of town, homelessness, and the loss of talent and business to more affordable cities. In an earlier editorial,...

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