Dean Matsubayashi is the Executive Director of the Little Tokyo Service Center Community Development Corporation (LTSC), a 33-year-old neighborhood-based social service and community development organization. LTSC provides a comprehensive set of programs including counseling, case management, peer support groups, emergency assistance, health and consumer education, small business counseling, affordable housing development, child care programs, and community organizing and planning.
Mr. Matsubayashi's lecture focused on current issues in community economic development, affordable housing, and the provision of social services in Los Angeles through an exploration of the work of Little Tokyo Service Center. For decades, LTSC has been a leader in providing neighborhood-based solutions to address the critical needs of the community. With a particular emphasis on multifamily housing development, the discussion touched on topics including permanent supportive housing, affordable housing development in California in the wake of the dissolution of redevelopment agencies and approaches to creating more sustainable neighborhoods in Los Angeles.
The UCLA Distinguished Speaker Series in Affordable Housing brings leading industry experts and scholars to UCLA to engage students on the critical issues related to urban housing markets, and housing policy and sustainability, particularly the housing needs and outcomes of low-income and workforce households. Leading business practitioners and policymakers discuss the current trends in affordable housing development and preservation in Southern California. Lecture topics include: affordable housing finance and development in California in the wake of the dissolution of redevelopment agencies, community economic development, transit-oriented development, permanent supportive housing, green building and approaches to creating more sustainable neighborhoods in Los Angeles.
The lecture series is jointly sponsored by the Howard and Irene Levine Program in Housing and Social Responsibility at the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate, and the Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law.