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Hammer Forum

Why is it So Hard to Build Housing in L.A.?

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Journalist Anna Scott, host of the KCRW podcasts Samaritans and City of Tents, is joined by Yasmin Tong, Founding Principal of CTY Housing, Hamid Behdad, PE of Central City Development, and Michael Lens, Associate Faculty Director of the Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies at UCLA, to discuss obstacles to building in L.A. and what sustained solutions to homelessness might be possible with more construction.

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