Changes to the neighborhoods where we live, work and play must come through us. We, the people of Boyle Heights, Lincoln Heights, El Sereno, City Terrace, and East Los Angeles, are working together to demand new development policies that meet our community’s needs – instead of pushing us to the side.
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Let's make sure that any new development in our community benefits our families and neighbors first and preserves our culture.
Corporate development is changing our Eastside communities.
It’s bringing new, higher income tenants into our neighborhoods, who drive up rents and home prices and displace existing community members – often people of color. Throughout Los Angeles, skyrocketing rents have forced longtime residents to leave their homes and close their businesses.
Our community’s culture is being erased as our friends and neighbors are displaced. This is what gentrification looks like. We must act now before it’s too late. From murals and mariachis to the Chicano Moratorium and student walkouts, the Eastside has a rich history central to LA’s heritage – a culture of resilience and resistance that endures every day. We will not allow our diversity and character to disappear in the name of development.
Development without displacement is possible, and we will accept nothing less.
We have our own vision for the future of the Eastside that welcomes economic growth while protecting longtime residents who have made our community the place we know and love. Our coalition of renters, homeowners, small businesses, youth, seniors and local community organizations is demanding equitable and accountable development.