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6 Ways to be a REAL Ally in Black and Brown Communities

Gentrification and displacement aren’t happenstance. Just like police brutality, they are the direct result of a system that values property over people most often at the expense of Black and Brown community members. George Floyd isn’t the first black person to be killed by this system of violence. Before him there were marches for Michael Brown, Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice,

Disaster Capitalism: Money from Misery

While a disaster could be an opportunity to address existing stresses and  inequities, it’s also an opportunity to exploit them. Many times vulnerable communities are hit twice by disasters, once with everyone else, then again during recovery. Los Angeles and specifically South Central, have witnessed the devastating impact of natural disasters and financial crises. Following the 2008 housing finance crisis, when tenants lost their

SAJE and PolicyLink Reach Agreement with Developer to Triple Affordable Housing Units in South-Central Los Angeles Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:     Cynthia Strathmann cstrathmann@saje.net 213-745-9961, ext. 202 SAJE and PolicyLink Reach Agreement with Developer to Triple Affordable Housing Units in South-Central Los Angeles Project October 4, 2017 — Strategic Actions for a Just Economy (SAJE) and PolicyLink announced Tuesday an agreement with developers that will roughly triple the number of long-term affordable housing units

Housing and Health in Los Angeles

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,