East LA Community Corporation (ELACC) and development partners celebrated the ground breaking of Sun Valley Senior Veterans Apartments, ELACC’s newest and largest affordable housing development. Sun Valley Senior Veterans Apartments is a $34,565,128 investment located in the neighborhood of Sun Valley in the city of Los Angeles. “As asset developers, we’re strategizing across multiple neighborhoods“Groundbreaking Sun Valley Senior Veterans Apartments”
Thank you so much for attending our 7th Annual Taste of Boyle Heights on May 24. We are proud to have brought together such an amazing group of people to celebrate our accomplishments, honor Maya Jupiter, Carla DePaz, Self-Help Federal Credit Union, and Genesis LA.
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For many families and individuals, a mobile food pantry is a make or break factor in their monthly budget. Food insecurity is a daily reality in many peoples lives and without a Mobile Food Pantry resource, many would struggle to put food on the table. Today, people in our community received about 25lbs. of fresh“Food Justice”
Today we celebrated the victories and continued work of The Los Angeles Street Vendor Campaign. Vendor leaders took a moment to celebrate and reflect on all the amazing work they’ve accomplished; from legalizing street vending in Los Angeles, to taking the fight to Sacramento for SB 946, the Safe Sidewalk Vending Act, introduced by Senator Ricardo“Celebrating the wins”
#SB946 the Safe Sidewalk Vending Act introduced by Senator Ricardo Lara just passed through the California Senate with a 22 to 10 vote! #SB946 is an important statewide proposal to decriminalize street vending in California and ensure permit programs are designed with public safety and health in mind, not discrimination against vendors. Stay tuned for action alerts!“BREAKING NEWS #SB946 Safe Sidewalk Vending Act Passes Senate “
We are excited to announce that we’ve been selected as Community Progress Makers by the Citi Foundation to help accelerate economic opportunities in Los Angeles. Isela Gracian, our President stated that: “Fighting gentrification has been a driving force behind our work in Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles, where a large number of low-income families“Exciting announcement! We’ve been selected…”
This past week we’ve reached a historical milestone in the Street Vendor Movement and the LA Street Vendor Campaign. The LA City Council approved for the first time ever a proposal for legal sidewalk vending across the city! This came after months of organizing and advocating by street vendors to approve a program that did“Street Vending Victory!”
The Los Angeles City Council voted to move forward a proposal to legalize Street Vending and defeated a motion by Councilmember Blumenfield to reintroduce a property owner veto. We’ve made history! This is an immense milestone and the fight continues. Join us in Sacramento where we’ll be providing testimony to the State to help legalize“Breaking News!”
On April 2, we celebrated the residents and grand opening of Cielito Lindo, our newest affordable housing development in Boyle Heights. Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Jose Huizar, and local community leaders joined us to celebrate and commemorate this affordable housing milestone. Cielito Lindo is a $21,812,697 investment with 50 units total, 30 are one-bedroom, 3“Welcome, Cielito Lindo”
This April 1st marks three years since Isela Gracian transitioned into her role as ELACC President. In those three years, with Isela’s leadership, ELACC has expanded and continues to grow through affordable housing development, policy changes, and community work. We sat down with Isela to discuss her career, present ELACC initiatives, and the future of our“A minute with… Isela Gracian”