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June 21, 2021

UNIDAD Affordable Housing Report

In 2019, the City supported a change in plans to use the former Bethune Library site in Council District 8 for the development of a Marriott Hotel. The site’s initial plans were for affordable housing development, something the community had advocated for years to address the District’s increasing affordability crisis.   The UNIDAD coalition opposes the hotel project, which would serve tourists, not community members. The coalition would like to […]
June 1, 2021

UNIDAD 2021-2025 Strategic Plan

The United Neighbors in Defense Against Displacement (UNIDAD)Coalition is the product of a community collaboration formed to preventthe displacement of residents in South Central Los Angeles (LA).UNIDAD is a coalition of residents and their organizations in SouthCentral LA dedicated to keeping families in their homes and improvingthe health and economic well-being of low-income communities of colorthrough responsible development. We recognize that structural racismand exploitative economic systems linked to housing, policing, […]
September 11, 2020

“Community Groups Demand Affordable Housing at The Bethune Library Site” USC Annenberg Media

http://www.uscannenbergmedia.com/2020/09/09/community-groups-demand-affordable-housing-at-the-bethune-library-site/
September 3, 2020

LA Times Article “He paved the way for big electronic billboards. Then $75,000 poured in for his reelection”

August 30th, 2020 https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-08-30/curren-price-digital-billboards-campaign-money-reef
August 5, 2020

UNIDAD Launches Public Land Campaign in South Los Angeles

For Immediate Release: July 29th, 2020 Contact: Maria Patiño Gutierrez unidad-communications@unidad-la.org  Ralph Jean rjean@saje.net, (404) 895-7004 Over 20 organizations and coalitions in South LA Sign Letter to Elected Officials  “Build Affordable Homes on Former Bethune Library Site, not a Hotel” South Los Angeles, CA—The United Neighbors in Defense Against Displacement (UNIDAD) Coalition and over 20 community organizations and coalitions serving in South Los Angeles have signed on to a public […]
April 13, 2018

Statement Release: STOP SB 827!

August 17, 2017

Statement Release: USC University Village

June 12, 2017

Media Advisory: The People’s Plan

April 26, 2017

The People’s Plan: Create Equitable Opportunities for South LA

March 2, 2017
UNIDAD members studying Southeast LA community plan map

“No on S” say UNIDAD Coalition: Longstanding Anti-Displacement Groups Make Clear Measure S Is Not the Answer

October 26, 2015

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October 27, 2015

Development in South LA: A Threat or an Opportunity?

Studies last year found Los Angeles to be the least affordable city in the country for renters.   The average Los Angeles renter spends 47% of their paycheck on rent; to afford the average apartment a worker would have to make $33 an hour. These facts are made even more meaningful if we consider that most people in LA — 52% percent — are renters, far fewer than in New York, […]
October 28, 2015

Fast-Tracked Project Threatens South LA Community

MEDIA ADVISORY | LOS ANGELES, CA, OCTOBER 26, 2015 – Community residents and stakeholders are sounding the alarm on the severe impacts expected from a $1 billion development – known as “The Reef” – that is being fast-tracked by local officials. According to a new study, the gentrification caused by the proposed mega project in South Central LA would harm the health of local residents and risk displacing thousands. Dr. Holly Avey, Ph.D., of […]
March 29, 2016

South Central L.A. in Bloom: Community Benefits Proposal for the Reef Development

August 5, 2020

UNIDAD Launches Public Land Campaign in South Los Angeles

For Immediate Release: July 29th, 2020 Contact: Maria Patiño Gutierrez unidad-communications@unidad-la.org  Ralph Jean rjean@saje.net, (404) 895-7004 Over 20 organizations and coalitions in South LA Sign Letter to Elected Officials  “Build Affordable Homes on Former Bethune Library Site, not a Hotel” South Los Angeles, CA—The United Neighbors in Defense Against Displacement (UNIDAD) Coalition and over 20 community organizations and coalitions serving in South Los Angeles have signed on to a public […]
September 3, 2020

LA Times Article “He paved the way for big electronic billboards. Then $75,000 poured in for his reelection”

August 30th, 2020 https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-08-30/curren-price-digital-billboards-campaign-money-reef
September 11, 2020

“Community Groups Demand Affordable Housing at The Bethune Library Site” USC Annenberg Media

http://www.uscannenbergmedia.com/2020/09/09/community-groups-demand-affordable-housing-at-the-bethune-library-site/
June 1, 2021

UNIDAD 2021-2025 Strategic Plan

The United Neighbors in Defense Against Displacement (UNIDAD)Coalition is the product of a community collaboration formed to preventthe displacement of residents in South Central Los Angeles (LA).UNIDAD is a coalition of residents and their organizations in SouthCentral LA dedicated to keeping families in their homes and improvingthe health and economic well-being of low-income communities of colorthrough responsible development. We recognize that structural racismand exploitative economic systems linked to housing, policing, […]
June 21, 2021

UNIDAD Affordable Housing Report

In 2019, the City supported a change in plans to use the former Bethune Library site in Council District 8 for the development of a Marriott Hotel. The site’s initial plans were for affordable housing development, something the community had advocated for years to address the District’s increasing affordability crisis.   The UNIDAD coalition opposes the hotel project, which would serve tourists, not community members. The coalition would like to […]