This fall, CRC hosted three regional member and ally meetings in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Sacramento.
Key leaders from member and ally organizations spoke to their work on the four key issue areas we’re addressing in 2018:
- increasing corporate accountability,
- resisting economic displacement,
- protecting immigrant financial and economic resources, and
- ending predatory fines and fees.
We had robust conversations and great ideas emerge from each of our meetings and we appreciate the time, participation, and perspectives that participants shared.
CRC was proud to honor ACT-LA last week for their important work on equitable development and ensuring the needs of working families are a priority, including housing that’s affordable and public transit that’s accessible. Sharon Kinlaw, executive director of Fair Housing Council of San Fernando Valley and CRC board member, was also honored for her role in leading a successful campaign to increase access for people with disabilities who live in affordable housing units. The San Fernando Fair Housing Council, along with Independent Living Center of Southern California (ILCSC), Communities Actively Living Independent and Free (CALIF), and LA resident Mei Ling filed and settled a lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles. As a result of this grassroots advocacy, the City of LA promised to ensure that at least 4,000 units will be made accessible for people with disabilities. A lawsuit against the Redevelopment Agency is still ongoing.