City Council Must Act Now to Protect Communities in Opportunity Zones from Displacement

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Francisca Lopez
2 years ago
Im one of the families who is going through harassment from new landlord who have tried two evictions in Boyle Heights

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rita meuer
2 years ago
Please!

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Renard Monczunski
2 years ago
We are also facing high levels of displacement in Detroit and I'm signing in solidarity with LA. Detroit is being robbed by barons via TIF, subsidies, and abatements while our services are crumbling. We have one of the highest rates of tax foreclosures in the nation, rents are increasing, while new luxury homes and apartments are being subsidized with our public funds. We need to grow nationwide awareness of this outright theft of working families and individuals and the callous disregard of the poor. Housing is a right! Solidarity!

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Ellen Hage
2 years ago
“Opportunity Zones”, Orwellian doublespeak for the exploitation and displacement of low-income communities of color for the benefit of corporations and the wealthy. Appalling, this must be exposed and affected neighborhoods be defended and protected.

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Don McKelvey
2 years ago
This is a no-brainer !

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Steven Tupper
2 years ago
Los Angeles is certainly not the only place where Opportunity Zones are threatening communities. I live in the middle of one in Berkeley.

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Tamara Romero
2 years ago
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Leanna Noble
2 years ago
My neighborhood and other working class neighborhoods in Long Beach need REAL quality jobs and affordable, low cost housing, not give-aways to the rich!

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Deborah A Adams
2 years ago
Housing, even in mid size cities is becoming more unaffordable for people who could afford it in the past. We need to address it nationwide. I have family who had to move out of state to have a job that afforded them DECENT housing. Our neighborhoods need help from the people who are displaced and /or have turned to drugs as they have no hope for their futures. We can’t keep ignoring this. The resources are there if they are not hoarded by the rich or squandered by the elected

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Miguel Melendez
2 years ago
I do not believe we should displace people. We must work to develop new and better housing for people, and it must be rooted in building the community in place and not gentrifying neighborhoods.