Residents accepted transitional housing only to have promises immediately broken, while LAHSA employees worry about those who were shut out of the rooms other residents did get in.
“You took away a haven, and we’re gonna fight for it," said Jessica Mendez, who led a candelit vigil and procession for the displaced community of Echo Park Lake.
Horrifyingly, this is not a new experience for the residents of Veteran’s Row at the West LA VA Campus.
How did Richard Stellar and the Man/Kind Project get BLM-LA and LAPD to the table for their first and only joint panel? Easy: they didn’t.
“HACLA nos ha dado la espalda porque no respetan a los miembros del RAC que se han organizado en estos desarrollos comunitarios”
“HACLA has turned their back on us because they don’t respect the Residential Advisory Committees that have organized in these housing developments."
Federal dollars are available from FEMA to reimburse homeless housing projects, including hotel conversions, but logistical and political hurdles remain.
The new expansion of Jackie Robinson Stadium is the latest example of Veterans Affairs allegedly prioritizing profit over veterans.
Even as tenants die of COVID-19 or related illnesses, the harassment continues from management. But so does the struggle by the tenants.
The Council Member’s lawsuit was met with widespread derision among educators, students, and parents.