Timeline


 
UNIDAD's work has helped secure community benefit agreements that require developers to provide services and opportunities valued at tens of millions of dollars – such as a health clinic, funding for parks, affordable housing, and job programs – that are fundamental to the safety and health of local community members. These include:

  • 2001LA Live

    The LA Live community benefits agreement with Anschutz Entertainment Group, which resulted in over 2,500 local residents placed into living wage jobs, funding for open space, and a commitment for more than 200 units of affordable housing.
    Read: LA Live Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) Summary English
    Read: LA Live CBA Summary Spanish
    Read: LA Live CBA
  • 2011Community Health Clinic

    The Lorenzo Community Benefits Agreement with GH Palmer & Associates, which provided a 7,500 sq. ft. community health clinic operated by St. John’s Well Child and Family Center that will serve 20,000 patients a year, access to low income housing, a disadvantaged and local worker hiring program, and a program for small businesses.
    Read: Lorenzo UNIDAD Palmer Joint Statement
    Read: Lorenzo CBA
  • 2012USC's University Park

    After years of meetings, hearings, and UNIDAD-supported community actions, the University of Southern California (USC) signed a Development Agreement with the City of Los Angeles to ensure the local community would benefit from its plans to develop and expand the campus. As part of the agreement, the University agreed to invest $20 million in an affordable housing trust fund, establish a local hiring goal for 30% of construction and permanent jobs, provide funding for workforce development job training and parks, and start a tenant's rights clinic through its law center.
    Read: USC Development Agreement
  • 2015Grand Metropolitan

    The Grand Metropolitan community benefits agreement ensured that a precedent-setting 15% of units will be provided to extremely low and very low income tenants and set a 40% local hiring goal.
    Read: Grand Metropolitan CBA Joint Statement

 
UNIDAD continues to monitor and implement the above agreements, including the ongoing local hiring at LA Live, and Benefits Agreement compliance by developers new to the district. The Lorenzo CBA Program Oversight Committee (POC) is composed of local residents and organizational representatives who are responsible for monitoring over $10M of community benefits. For the USC agreement, UNIDAD is working with the University and City departments to ensure the benefits are realized and leveraged.