Topic: Public Housing


Public Housing is our Home Union de Vecinos was founded fifteen years ago in the struggle to protect public housing in Los Angeles.  At the time we were an the margins of the debate around public housing.  But things are changing,  with the economic crisis and the failure of market based strategies to address housing […]

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Topic: Tenants Rights

  Price of ‘progress’: displacing low-income tenants MAR 31 2010   By Joy Hepp Residents of the Boyle Heights community in East LA already know how to protect their community from outside dangers. Years of protests in the 1980s halted the construction of a nearby prison; legal action spearheaded by Councilmember Jose Huizar staved off […]

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Topic: Traffic and Safety

Councilmember Villaraigosa Announces Completion Of Traffic And Safety Improvements In Boyle Heights   Council member works with local empowerment groups to make neighborhood safer September 28, 2004 – L.A. City Councilmember Antonio R. Villaraigosa announced today the completion of 12 neighborhood traffic and safety improvements in the community of Boyle Heights, located in Council District […]

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