For a Just

Since 1996, SAJE has been a force for economic justice in Los Angeles. We focus on tenant rights, healthy housing, and equitable development, especially in our community of South Central LA. We believe that the fate of city neighborhoods should be decided by those who dwell there, and we collaborate with community-based organizations to ensure fair, replicable, and sustainable economic and social change.

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SAJE Accomplishments

Community Benefit Agreements

  • In partnership with ACT-LA, we successfully pushed back against SB 827 and prevented mandatory up-zoning along transit lines without appropriate tenant protection measures in 2018.
  • In partnership with the UNIDAD coalition, we led the successful effort to pass the Community Plan Implementation Overlay Zones, the final step to create more equitable land use rules through the passage of South Southeast LA Community Plans, in 2017.
  • We won the LA Sports and Entertainment District Community Benefits Plan in 2015.
  • We won the Geoffrey Palmer Lorenzo Project’Community Benefits Agreement in 2011.