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University Times

The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

University Times

The student news site of California State University - Los Angeles

University Times

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Supporters say need for affordable housing measure stems from Segregation Era law

Gavin J. Quinton, Community News Reporter October 23, 2022

When Natalie Vargas’ mother left her father in 2017, the two became homeless.  “We didn't have anywhere to go. We slept in our car or in a storage area behind my grandmother’s house,” Vargas,...

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City of LA measure ULA: Affordable housing could benefit homeless, elderly

Saadia Jones, Community News Reporter October 14, 2022

Campaign Manager Yuval Yossefy is so excited about a city of Los Angeles ballot measure to tax millionaires, billionaires, and corporations in order to fund affordable housing efforts. That’s why...

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Boyle Heights businesses battle crime

Brenda Mwingira, Community News Reporter October 13, 2022

Boyle Heights’ small businesses would thrive if it weren’t for crime and other issues related to the housing crisis. That’s according to local business owners like Carlos Mora, whose family has...

An image of a stadium with the NFL letters and logo on top from the city of Inglewood site.

Inglewood councilman: City is poised for growth with new stadiums and venues

Saadia Jones, Community News Reporter September 27, 2022

Inglewood Councilman Alex Padilla is brimming with excitement about the new Inuit Dome stadium in Inglewood. While some naysayers worry it will continue driving up housing prices and burdening existing...

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What can be learned from housing successes in Eagle Rock?

Gavin J. Quinton, Community News Reporter September 13, 2022

If one looks carefully, the Eagle Rock and Highland Park neighborhoods of Los Angeles have had some recent successes in the affordable housing arena that other communities can learn from, according to...

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Hefty contributions for LA mayoral candidates from wealthy areas, including outside the city

Marcos Franco, Community News Reporter May 23, 2022

As Los Angeles enters a post COVID-19 era, the city is yet to fully recover from the effects of the two-year pandemic that left more people on the streets and impacted the livelihood of working Angelenos. So...

A Director at LAHSA attended the Alhambra Homeless Count to help organize the event

L.A. County homeless count goes digital, raising concerns about its new app

Anne To, Community News Reporter May 5, 2022

Pens and clipboards were replaced with an app this year for hundreds of volunteers who participated in the annual Homeless Count organized by the Los Angeles Homeless Security Authority.  The new tallying...

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Community-owned land as a way to challenge gentrification

Jessica Lopez , Community News Reporter March 11, 2022

The El Sereno Community Land Trust sees gentrification, climate change, and homelessness as the most pressing issues currently affecting East L.A residents. About a week ago, the group held a grand...

Director Neal Tyler (left), Alhambra City Mayor Katherine Lee (middle), Producer Kevin Knight (right). (Priscilla Caballero/UT)

Car show in Alhambra supports documentary about homeless children

Priscilla Caballero, Community News Reporter December 12, 2021

Film director Neal Tyler’s work has appeared on PBS, National Geographic, Animal Planet, A&E, Amazon Prime, and others. Now, he’s working on a documentary set in Alhambra about homelessness...

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Help sought as Lincoln Heights employees clash with homeless

Braylin Collins, Community News Reporter September 26, 2021

Of the long list of improvements Lincoln Heights residents are seeking for their community — rent stabilization, more affordable housing, better parking — none seem to be more urgent for some than...

A woman sits in front of the El Monte Access Center located on Santa Anita in El Monte, California on Sept. 14, 2021. Photo by Victoria Ivie

Will homelessness increase as eviction moratorium ends and COVID-19 funding dries up?

Victoria Ivie, Community News Reporter September 26, 2021

A silver lining for Los Angeles residents during the pandemic has been the moratorium on evictions: Even while their lives were being upended by jobs and other losses, working-class families could still...

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