Despite rising housing costs, neighborhoods within walking distance to USC’s main campus remain coveted, especially for undergrads. In recent years the university has heavily invested in the continued expansion of student housing. USC Village—the largest development in the school’s history— was a $700 million endeavor completed in 2017, despite outcry from local South Central residents who feared it would only further exacerbate gentrification.
COMMENTARY: Stop displacement, we need to keep Angelenos housed
Racial banishment and racialized policing keep unhoused people, renters, low-income people, and communities of color constantly susceptible to displacement. Racialized policing experienced by many Black and Latinx Angelenos is used to regulate property by criminalizing community members.
EDITORIAL: State, county and city proposition recommendations
The CALÓ News Editorial Board is making endorsements on the state propositions and county or city wide measures that will have the biggest impact on the Latino community in Los Angeles.