By: Christopher Clark Housing policy has a profound impact on public health in Los Angeles. Housing unaffordability, residential instability, and poor living conditions have all been linked to serious mental and physical health problems among adult residents, as well as developmental problems in children. These three areas of housing policy (affordability, stability, and quality) are interrelated: when housing becomes less affordable,
All around the country people have experienced violent attacks as the worst among us use the incipient Trump Presidency as a license to indulge in bigotry and hate. Many of the undocumented residents that SAJE works with have become fearful and anxious about the possibility of deportation. In the last 24 hours alone, a tenant who has worked hard to
Before I left the South Central residence of Herlinda Anguiano, 66, she stopped me and made me promise I would thank my mother every day. I immediately felt sick. I don’t thank my mom every day, and I don’t show her I want her life to get easier as she gets older. Herlinda’s life just got harder and more uncertain
More than anything, new development in Los Angeles needs to serve the community residents who currently live here. This November, voters will decide whether or not to pass a measure that will add a series of transit extensions and fund road improvements. The measure could produce positive environmental and economic impacts which could turn LA into a viably sustainable city.