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Housing for Homeless Veterans Breaks Ground in El Sereno

Today we were thrilled to join our development partners as we celebrated the groundbreaking of Rosa de Castilla Apartments in El Sereno (4208 Huntington Drive South, Los Angeles, CA 90032), growing our footprint deeper into the Eastside. A partnership with New Directions for Veterans, the development will include 85 units of quality affordable housing,...

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Curbed LA: 85 apartments for homeless, low-income residents underway in El Sereno

Originally published by Curbed LA East LA Community Corporation broke ground today on a 85-unit housing complex in El Sereno that will provide homes for formerly homeless veterans and non-veterans and low-income families. The project is one of 19 under construction now using funds from Measure HHH, the voter-approved 2016 bond measure that made $1.2 billion in financing...

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Statement Regarding Verizon Wireless Tower at Casa del Mexicano

In 2015, shortly after we purchased the historic Casa del Mexicano to preserve the landmark for the community, ELACC was approached with a proposal from Verizon Wireless to install a cellular tower on the parking lot. We accepted. The offer came during a budget deficit, and helped us move forward and continue providing much-needed...

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Housing for Homeless Veterans Breaking Ground in East LA

This week we were proud to celebrate the groundbreaking of our newest development in East LA, El Nuevo Amanecer Apartments, alongside Supervisor Hilda Solis and our development partners. A partnership with New Directions for Veterans, the development will include 61 units of quality affordable housing, with 31 units of permanent supportive housing for homeless...

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KABC: Construction begins on affordable-housing complex in East LA for homeless veterans

Originally published by KABC In East Los Angeles on the corner of East First St. and Rowan Ave., a groundbreaking took place this week for an affordable-housing complex, which will house homeless veterans and low-income families. “There is nothing worst to me than a homeless vet,” said Tony Zapata, a U.S. Navy veteran and...

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How Did We Get Here: The Story of People in Boyle Heights

When it comes to your health, your zip code is more important than your genetic code. Place matters for health because where you live determines how you live – whether you have access to healthy food, quality jobs, affordable housing, and high performing schools, and so forth. Place also shapes your sense of belonging, particularly...

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Hundreds of Angelenos Turn Up For Street Vendor Summit

On Friday, March 22, hundreds of local street vendors filled the cafeteria and classrooms of Los Angeles Trade Technical College, as we co-hosted the first Street Vendor Summit since Los Angeles legalized street vending! Alongside our partners Leadership for Urban Renewal Network (LURN), Los Angeles Food Policy Council (LAFPC), and Public Counsel, we led vendors from across...

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Casa Del Mexicano Music & Art Classes

Join us for our youth and family friendly, FREE MUSIC & ARTS CLASSES starting March 4 through May 9 from 4pm – 6pm. MONDAYS: Mural Painting TUESDAYS: Colombian Percussion & Dance WEDNESDAYS: Mariachi Guitar THURSDAY: Jarana and Zapateado Dance All activities held at Casa Del Mexicano, 2900 Calle Pedro Infante, Boyle Heights, CA 90063. Contact: Quetzal Flores,...

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Exercising Cultural Vitality with Compose LA

On Wednesday, Feb. 28, ELACC was proud to present an exercise in Cultural Vitality at Self Help Graphics & Art to showcase the importance of cultural practices in our fight against gentrification and displacement. As part of the Compose LA music and ideas festival, our own Director of Cultural Vitality Quetzal Flores and UCLA...

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NPR: Some Groups In L.A. Are Turning To Community Land Trusts For Affordable Housing

Originally published by NPR A one-bedroom apartment in Los Angeles is unaffordable for many residents. That’s why we’re trying another approach to build permanently affordable housing: community land trusts. NPR reports on our innovative work below. Transcript MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: The housing crunch in Los Angeles is so dire that many residents can’t...

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