Reclaiming Neighborhoods

Topic: Housing


WYVERNWOOD APARTMENTS NEXT TARGET FOR DESTRUCTION OF RENT CONTROLLED HOUSING. Los Angeles Tenants Need to Prepare for the Battle Ahead. In the last month many people have asked Union de Vecinos about Wyvernwood and the struggle to stop its demolition. We have signed the petitions, we have seen the flurry of facebook messages, emails, tweets, […]

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Topic: Politics

THIS IS A CALL TO ACTION! Today, THURSDAY: 1/30/13 LA City Council will vote on whether to pass the Community Care Facilities Ordinance (CCFO) into policy. Join the LA Human Right to Housing Collective and UNION DE VECINOS at the RALLY TO STOP THE CCFO CITY HALL: 8:30AM Although the ordinance has drawn mass criticism […]

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Topic: Right to Housing


LA Right to Housing Collective Supports Tenants Rights to Stay in Transit Oriented Development   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 party entity tried to […]

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Topic: Public Housing


Union de Vecinos and the LA Right to Housing Collective Achieve Victory for Public Housing Residents OCT 01 2012   In an unprecedented move earlier today, the Housing Authority of the City of LA (HACLA) Board of Commissioners, led by Chair Mitch Kamin, voted unanimously to stand with the LA Right to Housing Collective declaring […]

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Topic: Repurposing Public Space


Union de Vecinos Members Organize Activities to Repurpose Public Space JUL 13 2012   Since 2003, Union de Vecinos members have engaged in various campaigns and activities to transform public spaces to create healthier and safe environments. This strategy continues and community members look for additional spaces which can be repurposed to address community needs. […]

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Topic: Reclaiming Alleys


RECLAIMING STREETS AND ALLEYS IN BOYLE HEIGHTS June 19, 2012 On Saturday, June 16th, hundreds of community members participated in the celebration of projects aimed at reclaiming, transforming, and improving streets and alleys in Boyle Heights. In 2003, community members from Union de Vecinos organized around the need for street improvements and increased safety for […]

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Topic: Street Furniture


Supporting Complete Streets in Boyle Heights and Beyond  June 17, 2012 Union de Vecinos debuted street furniture they designed with the Green LA Coalition today. Look for the new benches on Fickett and Boulder. Union de Vecinos shares my commitment to the complete streets concept, which is about creating community friendly streetscapes. I am working […]

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