Environmental Documents for Four Housing Ordinances in the County of Los Angeles

Impact Sciences prepared four addenda to the County General Plan EIR for the County of Los Angeles for four housing-related ordinances. The four ordinances—Inclusionary Housing, Affordable Housing Preservation, By-Right Housing and Interim and Supportive Housing—are necessary to assist the County in meeting housing goals in the County’s Housing Element update. Together, the four ordinances are anticipated to increase affordable housing in the unincorporated County through minor modifications to the zoning code. The environmental documents were completed on an expedited timeframe to meet the County’s Housing Element timeline due to funding availability. An addendum to the County’s General Plan allowed the documents to be streamlined.