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Housing, Renters & Homelessness Committee

Chair: TBD

Committee Members: Olga Vasquez

Mission: The HHPNC Housing, Renters and Homelessness Committee’s mission is to advocate for stakeholders who are experiencing housing insecurities, tenants, and our homeless neighbors. We aim to promote solutions to displacement through education on housing and homelessness issues in Highland Park. We work to empower homeless families and residents; lobby to provide city and state services; and inform city hall of Highland Park housing and homelessness issues.  In addition, the committee will work with community organizations, city departments, and local stakeholders to provide resources and aid to tenants and homeless residents.  The committee will review the implications of the problems of housing and homelessness, and make recommendations in that regard.

We are opposing legislation that is harmful to community members who are most marginalized, vulnerable, and require the most advocacy. We are focused on organizing and including community members who are most affected by gentrification and its effects on housing. We believe housing is a human right, and as an official committee, we will bring these issues to the forefront in the effort to keep our community together.

Meetings:  This committee meets on the 4th Monday of the month at 6:000pm at the Arroyo Seco Library, 6145 N. Figueroa St.  Note:  Meetings are subject to change due to holidays, volunteer availability and unforeseen circumstances. Please check the calendar for the latest meeting dates.

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