Monthly Archives: July 2016

Boyle Heights Residents Priced Out of Neighborhood


Activists say prices are skyrocketing throughout the neighborhood east of downtown LA. By Ted Chen Rising rent has a Boyle Heights community and activists worried about gentrification. Ted Chen reports for the NBC4 News at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2016. (Published Thursday, July 21, 2016) Residents and activists in Boyle Heights are worried about […]

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In Boyle Heights, the signs of gentrification are everywhere


By Madeleine Brand With housing prices climbing ever higher in Los Angeles, most low-income neighborhoods are on gentrification watch. That is certainly the case in Boyle Heights, the mostly Latino, mostly low-income neighborhood just east of Downtown LA. The signs of gentrification are everywhere in Boyle Heights: first-time homeowners who moved from other parts of […]

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Art and Complicity: How the Fight Against Gentrification in Boyle Heights Questions the Role of Artists Carribean Fragoza | July 20, 2016 In Boyle Heights, even the air is contested territory. On the northwestern edge, on Mission Road between the 10 Freeway overpass and First Street, El Pato’s briney odor pushes against the […]

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L.A. housing measure has an unexpected foe: tenant activists


When labor unions and community groups teamed up to back a November affordable housing ballot measure, their plans drew a predictable set of opponents. The ballot measure, called Build Better L.A., would impose new requirements for affordable housing on real estate developers who seek to build projects bigger than city rules ordinarily allow. Business groups such as the Los […]

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Business Owners Fight to Stay In Boyle Heights


Locals are being evicted to make way for ‘higher end developments.’ By Jacqueline Garcia, EGP Staff Writer Long time Boyle Heights residents and activists continue to accuse developers and real estate investors of carelessly changing the character of their neighborhood to accommodate higher-income residents moving to the area due to its proximity to downtown Los […]

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