Reclaiming Neighborhoods

Topic: Tenant Rights

You can hear the radio interview here You can view the tenants open letter to developers and city here Today, the LA Right to Housing Collective with Union de Vecinos, LACAN, and Comunidad Presente supported tenants as they organized a press conference outside 2913 Flower St. near USC. Recently a developer working through a third […]

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Topic: Reclaiming Neighborhoods

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Does New Affordable Housing in Boyle Heights Address Community Needs? Boyle Heights – Two thirds of the proposed housing on the vacant MTA lots will be unaffordable to a majority of Boyle Heights residents. Developers are setting their income levels to qualify for the apartments using the LA County Area Median Income of $81,500. However, […]

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Topic: Public Land Use

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PEOPLE’S PROCLAMATION FOR USE OF PUBLIC LAND IN BOYLE HEIGHTS DECLARATION FOR USE OF PUBLIC LAND IN BOYLE HEIGHTS Whereas, over 3 billion dollars of public money were used to displace over 2,000 families  in Boyle Heights through redevelopment projects. Whereas, these public projects demolished rent controlled affordable housing and public housing throughout Boyle Heights […]

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Topic: Housing

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A few days ago HACLA representatives invited the residents of Pico Aliso to an impromptu meeting. The meeting was to discuss the establishment of a private management in the development to “follow through with original intent of the redevelopment plan of Pico Gardens.” They presented this as a done deal. However, there are many problems […]

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Topic: Reclaiming Neighborhood

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No Beach? No Greenery? Paint the Floor and Watch An Alley Grow by Kris Fortin Teresa Alfaro, 45, waters the plants in an alley between Mathews Street and Penrith Drive, just two blocks from Whittier Boulevard and Soto Street. Alfaro, whose home is at the entrance of the alley, said her husband and three sons […]

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The order from the South Coast Air Quality Management District comes after recent tests showed that Exide Technologies is posing a health danger to as many as 110,000 people in neighboring cities. By Jessica Garrison, Los Angeles Times A battery recycling plant in Vernon is being told to reduce its emissions after recent tests showed […]

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Topic: Tenant Rights

Court Fails to Rule on “Hubbing” After two days of arguments, a Federal Judge dismissed a request for a restraining order to stop LA County Superior Court from “hubbing” eviction cases heard in its jurisdiction. The judge’s decision was based on the doctrine of “abstention,” — basically, the idea that the Federal court shouldn’t tell […]

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