Where Should the Figueroa Corridor Community Land Trust Focus by hft13158


									 Where Should the Figueroa Corridor
Community Land Trust Focus Its Efforts
       for Land Acquisition?

                Shoshana Krieger
                GIS Final Project
              Professor Leo Estrada
                 March 15, 2010
 The Figueroa Corridor Community Land Trust is located in
  South Los Angeles
 Founded in 2005 in response to Figueroa Corridor Coalition
  for Economic Justice's successful organizing around the
  Staples Center
 Recognition that affordable housing is not being preserved
  and new, permanent, affordable housing is not being
 Mission is to “to combat the collision course between slum
  housing, escalating real estate values, gentrification, and
  displacement in Los Angeles’ Figueroa Corridor. “
Opportunities for Land Acquisition
 Real estate bubble burst  hard for FCCLT to acquire land
   Looking for opportunities to acquire land
   City and other agencies (CRA, HUD) have expressed interest in
    long-term preservation of existing affordable housing stock
   If FCCLT can show it can help the city in these efforts, might
    provide way to acquire land at below-market costs with support
    from the govrnement
Opportunities for Land Acquisition

Two Questions

 Can the FCCLT show the city that it can be a valuable
  partner in housing preservation?

 If so, where in South L.A. are the areas most likely to have a
  concentration of at-risk housing?
This Project
 Uses data FCCLT received from CRA/LA listing CRA
  affordable housing covenants set to expire through 2015
 Look to see if South L.A. had covenanted housing at-risk of
  expiration as compared to rest of city
    Also indication of other possible at-risk buildings
   Demonstrate to City it needs FCCLT’s assistance and expertise
    to maintain permanent affordability
 Look specifically at South LA to identify most at-risk
  covenanted buildings in neighborhood
 Old Map
Covenanted Housing in City of Los Angele: A Glance

    Map of Acovenantes citywide
Covenant Expiration By Year
                                      Type of Ownership of Covenanted
Covenanted Housing By Property Type     Housing by Council District
Covenanted Housing in City of Los Angele: Greatest Risk

    Hot Spot Analysis
Looking at At-Risk Housing in South L.A.

    South LA point map
Looking at At-Risk Housing in South L.A.

     By Year
     By Profit/NonProfit
Looking at At-Risk Housing in South L.A.
                               626 total

    Charts
 The South LA area has a greater concentration of at risk
  buildings than most parts of L.A.
   This might make the city more amenable to partnering with
 There is a disproportionate number of at-risk units near the
  Expo Line than in the rest of South L.A.
   The proximity transit and USC probably makes this housing
    more at-risk
Some Skills Used *4 Required*
 Seven Layers (Map 7)
 Metadata (All maps)
 Modeling (was used to create map 2, used in all but first map)
 Measurement/Analysis
   Completed spatial joins to calculate the distance between Expo
    Line stops and buildings within 1 mile of the Expo line
 Original data (Map 2: combined LA Parcel Polygon map to
  APN numbers in data, then calculated centroid of covenant
  parcels and rendered XY coordinates to make point file)
Skills Used *6 additional*
 XY transformation of covenant data and LA Parcel map
 Inset Maps
 Attribute Sub-selection (map 8, 9)
 Boundary Sub-selection
   CovInBuffer derived by selecting buildings located within buffer
    (map 9)
 Creating indices (for risk analysis map based on number of
  units, expiration date, property type, and owner type)
 Charts and Images (5, 9)
 Geoprocessing (clipping)
 Extracting info from buffer (calculated sum of buildings in
  Expo Line buffer)

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