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Help us find community solutions to the problems caused by gentrification this Thursday, March 5th!

In this session we will discuss the housing crisis we are living in today and look at the history of systems and policies that have led us to this crisis we are in now. We will talk about the work taking place to protect tenants, preserve and improve existing housing and increase the amount of housing to meet the need and demand In our community and communities across LA.

Real Estate Development

Our Real Estate Development Department is a core program for ELACC that works to fill the need for quality affordable rental and for-sale housing in Boyle Heights and Unincorporated East Los Angeles for very-low and low-income families. The housing we develop improves the quality of life for residents and increases pride through community engagement, while providing a built-in network of support for families and their children.

Community Wealth

The wealth gap between Latino families and other Americans has never been starker. According to the Pew Research Center, the average Latino family lost 2/3 of its wealth between 2005 and 2009 due to the housing crisis. The goal of the Community Wealth department is to fix the gap by fostering self-sufficient households with the promotion of wealth and asset building in East Los Angeles through financial

Save the Date for ELACC's 4th Annual Taste of Boyle Heights!

Join us on Thursday, May 14th at 6 p.m. and
celebrate with us at this unique event which will also
mark our 20th Anniversary of bringing equity to
the Eastside and making it a place where all families can thrive!

Click the flyer to purchase your tickets now.

We look forward to celebrating with you!

Community Organizing

ELACC’s community organizing work is fighting the displacement of families by building grassroots leadership, social consciousness, and community-driven development. Our organizing work focuses on leadership development and community empowerment by facilitating civic engagement with Boyle Heights’ low-income residents, with the goal of advocating for responsible urban and economic development that benefits existing residents.

Tenant Services

Since 2007, our Tenant Services programs have focused on helping our clients better address their day-to-day struggles, whether there is a lack of affordable childcare options, poor English skills or isolation in their community. Each year, the department serves over 300 tenants at five affordable housing sites in both English and Spanish.