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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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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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Los Angeles Street Vendor Campaign Joins “Tacos For Teachers”

In the midst of the historic LA public school teachers strike, the Los Angeles Street Vendor Campaign has joined forces with an initiative called “Tacos for Teachers,” which has raised over $30,000 to bring tacos to picket lines and actions across the city. Just weeks after street vending was officially legalized on Jan. 1...

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Letter From Our President: Reflections on 10 Years of the LA Street Vending Campaign

Dear Friends, This past week has been a whirlwind of action and emotions. Just seven days ago we were at City Council for the historic vote to legalize street vending in the City of Los Angeles through a permit process. For our team here at ELACC, this is a powerful milestone in the formation...

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A Decade of Advocacy: Looking Back on the Los Angeles Street Vendor Campaign & Toward a More Inclusive Economy

This week, the Los Angeles Street Vendor Campaign reaches a major milestone: the Los Angeles City Council will vote on Wednesday to finally adopt either a permit system or regulatory system — or even a hybrid of both — leading to the legalization of sidewalk vending within the City of LA! For us here...

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Use Your Vote – November 6th

There is a lot at stake on November 6. We will be voting on ballot initiatives that impact affordable housing, access to clean water, schools, healthcare, roads and other public services. We will decide who will represent us at the federal, state, and local levels. Our communities will have a powerful voice this election...

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