In Chinatown, renters champion use of eminent domain to rekindle the fight for truly public housing.
Los Angeles isn’t the only city considering eminent domain as a tool to ease housing woes. Some question its promise.
Facing rent hikes, tenants at Chinatown’s Hillside Villa apartment complex rallied outside their landlord’s home to call for an alternative solution.
Last month tenants in a large apartment complex were close to an agreement that would have kept their units affordable. Suddenly, they are facing eviction again.
As affordable-housing agreements written 30 years ago begin to lapse, California is set to lose more than 34,000 affordable-rent units.