LAUSD board to consider affordable housing for employees

A proposal to build affordable housing for teachers and other district workers as a way to attract and retain employees will be presented to the Los Angeles Unified school board this week.

The presentation from central office staff that’s set to go before the Board of Education on Tuesday, June 8, is a continuation of a discussion elected officials had late last year when they considered what the district might do with unused or underutilized land.

The idea of providing housing isn’t new, and it could potentially take years before the affordable units are built. But this week’s discussion about the proposal and its ability to help recruit and retain talent comes at a particularly relevant time for LAUSD, as district and teachers union leaders have raised concerns about the current shortage of job candidates in the labor market and as the district looks to beef up its workforce to support students recovering from the coronavirus pandemic.: Click here to read more: