FOR SYSTEM CHANGE
You are invited to the public launch of a sweeping agenda to address racial and economic disparities in Los Angeles on Wednesday, 9/9/2020.
The Committee for Greater LA is a diverse group of Angelenos who share a vision that our region’s response to the COVID pandemic can catalyze system change and dismantle the institutions and policies that have perpetuated institutional racism. RSVP NOW
A SWEEPING AGENDA
18 percent of Angelenos are undocumented (and thus ineligible for federal relief) or live with a family member who is; about 200,000 children have mixed-status parents, and thus can’t get federal relief through the stimulus.
Black people are up to three times more likely to fall out of permanent supportive housing
The Los Angeles region is 500,000 units short of what is needed to meet the current housing demand—leaving one-third of households in LA County rent-burdened (spending half their income or more on housing) and forecasting a potential 40 – 45% increase in homelessness due to COVID-19.
Nearly 46% of all jobs in LA County are at a very high risk of dislocation due to the pandemic and the resulting public health orders—especially affecting Latinx workers in the Antelope Valley, East and South LA in the service, food, hospitality, and retail industries.
The most vulnerable renters have only $12,000 left annually after paying 50% or more of their income towards rent, including 79% of renters in households with children, 61% of Latinx households, 45% of immigrants, and 39% of renters with less than a high school education.