Help for families displaced by Gentrification!!
Organized by: Kim Urrea
Raising funds to help the families of Highland Park California and surrounding areas that are being displaced by Gentrification. In this day and age where the high cost of living is on the rise and the salaries are not enough to cover basic daily expenses. Imagine coming home to find a notice on your door that you are being given 30 or 60 days to move as your building has been sold. Not an easy thing to face for most families it's hard enough to pay most monthly expenses and then to be given a notice that you must vacate your home. The added stress of having to find a new home be able to save money for first last security deposit is extremely hard when you're on a low income it's even harder. What this fund is trying to do is help alleviate some of the pressure on families that are being displaced by the act of gentrification. This is a huge problem in North East LA where families are you being displaced at a huge astronomical rate on a daily basis. What we are seeing is the owners are coming in evicting tenants remodeling units and then raising the rent double and triple and sometimes quadruple the normal rents. What is even more disheartening to the people being displaced is that unless your building falls under the rent control act of Los Angeles County meaning that your building was built on or before 1978. The new owner does not have to give you any relocation funds and they are in the legal right to evict you for whatever reason they choose. This is creating a huge hardship on families there are very few agencies in Los Angeles County that have the funding available to offer moving assistance. So 99.9% of the time these families are being left to figure things out on their own or in some cases they become homeless because they're not able to afford the astronomical rents that are being offered in North East LA. It is our hope with the funds that are raised will be able to help families in their time of need. We want to let them know that somebody cares and they are not just another person being displaced.