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Housing Activists Disrupt CA State Senator Scott Wiener’s Appearance at UCLA Anderson Economic Outlook

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Yesterday, Los Angeles housing activists stormed the stage as California State Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) spoke to his favorite crowd — real estate professionals and the economists that back them. Wiener was a featured panelist at the UCLA Anderson June 2018 Economic Outlook event, hosted in partnership with UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate and focused on California’s rising …

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AIDS Healthcare Foundation Provides More Homeless Housing

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In only six months, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the world’s largest HIV/AIDS organization, has bought its third property to urgently address Los Angeles’ homeless crisis. The historic King Edward Hotel, in Downtown LA, will offer housing for low-income and homeless people — and will protect their health. “Housing is a human right,” said Rev. Kelvin Sauls, senior pastor of Holman United …

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State Senate Committee Kills Pro-Gentrification Bill SB 827

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Housing Is A Human Right and dozens of other housing justice and tenants groups have successfully fought to defeat the pro-gentrification bill SB 827. Widely considered one of the most draconian and troubling housing bills in recent years, SB 827 failed to receive enough votes on Tuesday to move out of the California State Senate Transportation and Housing Committee. “The …

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Tenants and Activists Say ‘The Rent Is Too Damn High!’

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Slammed by sky-rocketing rents and unscrupulous developers and landlords, Southern California tenants and housing justice activists banded together in Downtown Los Angeles on Thursday to kick off rent-control and tenant protections campaigns. The show of solidarity among more than a dozen organizations spoke volumes about the destructive impacts of California’s worsening affordable-housing crisis. “The rent is too damn high!” a …

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Housing is a Public Health Issue

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From the American Public Health Association to the World Health Organization, experts agree that affordable, sanitary housing is essential for good health — and for healthy communities. Treating hundreds of thousands of lower-income patients around the world, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which sponsors Healthy Housing Foundation and Housing Is A Human Right, understands that housing is a public health issue better …

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West Hollywood City Council Endorses Ballot Initiative to Repeal Costa-Hawkins

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On Monday, March 5, West Hollywood City Council joined tenant groups, community organizations and unions in endorsing the Affordable Housing Act, unanimously passing a resolution in support of the ballot initiative that would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act and allow cities to pass more robust rent control measures. With less than two months since signature gathering started, the campaign …

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Repeal Costa-Hawkins Movement Makes Big Impact at California Democratic Convention

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The rallying cry was heard over and over, throughout the San Diego Convention Center, at the California Democratic Party Convention last week: “The rent! The rent! Is too damn high!” Waving signs and banging drums, tenants and activists demanded that Democrats strongly support the repeal of Costa-Hawkins, the anti-rent control law that hurts working people. With Californians struggling under massive affordable-housing …

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AIDS Healthcare Foundation Offers Homeless Housing in Downtown L.A.

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On Valentine’s Day, AIDS Healthcare Foundation opened its first transitional housing project for houseless and low-income individuals, with priority for those with chronic health conditions. Through its new program Healthy Housing Foundation, AHF will provide 220 single-occupancy rooms at the repurposed Madison Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. AHF also unveiled a new advocacy campaign, featuring “homeless” billboards across L.A. and …

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L.A. Tenants Union and Housing Is A Human Right Protest SB 827

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The L.A. Tenants Union and Housing Is A Human Right confronted California State Senator Scott Wiener recently, denouncing his dangerous, pro-gentrification bill, SB 827. With little to no input from housing justice and community groups, in January, Wiener introduced the legislation, which is being called the #StatewideDisplacementAct. If passed, it will wreak havoc in lower- and middle-income neighborhoods across California. Wiener, …

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UCLA Symposium Examines Gentrification as a Public Health Issue

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention deems gentrification a public health issue. Columbia University has been analyzing the health impacts of gentrification for years. Now UCLA is making the holistic connection. “While gentrification can bring change and growth into a community,” organizers of the 22nd annual UCLA Health Care Symposium wrote in a statement, “it directly affects those …