The Space for Students by Shelley Hoover

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.

Using Los Angeles County Open Portal Data, the maps show the vacant residential space near 5 of Los Angeles' Community Colleges.

Data cleaning & Visualization done in QGIS.