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Housing Affordability

The Housing Crisis and Homelessness

Los Angeles

I am committed to addressing one of the most pressing challenges facing our state: the housing crisis and homelessness. My platform, “We all deserve a place called home!” outlines a comprehensive approach to tackle these issues head-on, providing solutions that will lead to increased affordable housing options and a significant reduction in homelessness.

Affordable Housing Investments

I will champion legislation that allocates substantial (and accountable) funding towards the development of affordable housing units across the state with an emphasis on LA County. Support tax incentives for developers who commit to building affordable housing projects at reasonable costs to encourage private sector involvement in addressing the housing shortage.


This includes:

  • Expand prevention program that offers financial assistance, mental health services, and case management to individuals and families at risk of homelessness.

  • Enact tenant protection laws to prevent unjust evictions and unreasonable rent increases, ensuring housing stability for all renters.

  • Collaborate with local governments to establish fair rent policies that balance the interests of both tenants and landlords.

  • Expand and develop programs that provide down payment assistance and low-interest loans to help Californian families achieve the dream of homeownership.

  • Promote bilingual financial literacy and homeownership education to empower individuals and families to make informed decisions about their housing options.

After a long flight from Europe, I woke up at around 3am local time and searched for what

“We all deserve a place called home!”

Efren Martinez

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