Lauren Fleming

Shaping Housing Policy in California: the SCANPH Model

Faculty Mentor: Martha Matsuoka, Urban & Environmental Policy Department

Major: Politics

Funding: UEP & UEPI Summer Internship Program: Affordable Housing


The lack of affordable housing is a crisis especially widespread in Southern California, where high housing costs and homelessness are some of the most critical issues facing the region. Many nonprofits exist to address this problem and work for equitable housing solutions. This report discusses the Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing (SCANPH), a Los Angeles-based organization that represents affordable housing developers across five Southern California Counties. It identifies the history and strategy of the organization as well as my role as a summer intern. Further, this report analyzes how the work of SCANPH advances its mission of facilitating the development of affordable homes across Southern California.


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