In order to deepen our understanding of affordable housing issues in Los Angeles, students in the Price School of Public Policy and greater graduate student body must learn firsthand about current campaigns, developments, and programs spearheaded in the community. As future planners, policy makers, and professionals in the housing field, we have an obligation to build a more equitable Los Angeles so PELA has coordinated this tour to inspire dialogue, innovation, and social justice.
Lunch and transportation will be provided for all registered participants. Check-in will begin promptly at 12:30 PM in RGL 103. We will depart on the bus at 1:00 PM and return to the campus by 4:00 PM.
The tour will include site visits to one of the East LA Community Corporation's (ELACC) affordable housing developments in Boyle Heights as well as one of Skid Row Housing Trust's permanent supportive housing projects in downtown LA. Here is a brief overview of the organizations:
ELACC's mission is to advocate for economic and social justice in Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles by building grassroots leadership, developing affordable housing and neighborhood assets, and providing access to economic development opportunities for low and moderate income families. Read more about ELACC here: http://www.elacc.org/
Skid Row Housing Trust provides permanent supportive housing so that people who have experienced homelessness, prolonged extreme poverty, poor health, disabilities, mental illness and/or addiction can lead safe, stable lives in wellness. Read more about Skid Row Housing Trust here: http://skidrow.org/about/
This event is open to all USC graduate students! There are only 20 spots, so first-come first-serve. If you sign up once we've reached capacity, we will put you on a wait list and contact you should spots open up.
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