According to this op-ed, the city of Los Angeles is implementing a sweeping, yet almost completely unpublicized, effort to give historic status to tens-of-thousands of homes and properties across the city, without ever telling anyone about it.
An op-ed explains the significance of the 2016 presidential election for the political clout of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Those supporting the agenda of HUD, according to this argument, should be wary of a Republican victory.
The federal government has largely abdicated its responsibility to build affordable housing. Nowhere is that more clear than in the comparison between President Obama's proposed $6 billion to HUD for housing production and $626 billion for defense.