Historically, the city of Los Angeles favored low-density development. As a result, 75% of L.A. residential space is zoned for single family homes. (R1 Parcels)
Low density housing paired with restrictions on development have left L.A. with a a significant amount of vacant parcels.
These large, vacant spaces are in a city experiencing one of the worst housing crisis' in U.S. history.
A 2016 study found that 1 in 5 Community College Students in L.A. are Homeless.
The following maps show the vacant residential space near 5 of Los Angeles' Community Colleges
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Wisconsin Hope Lab Study "STILL HUNGRY AND HOMELESS" & Los Angeles Community College District Reports
9 L.A. community colleges were studied in the Hope & LAACD study. The 5 presented above were selected based on their relative central geographic location
Los Angeles County Data Portal, Vacant Parcels & Parcel Geographic Data
"Single-family homes cover almost half of Los Angeles—here’s how that happened" - L.A. Curbed
"Magnifying Glass" Code - https://github.com/paulkr/blowup.js