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Ways Angelenos are Fixing LA

Posted July 18, 2017 by Angie Jean-Marie

The LA Weekly recently published an article that caught our eye, listing 20 ways to fix Los Angeles, ranging from address affordable housing to reforming the pension system. What we loved the most while reading the article is that many of our favorite organizations have been on the forefront of these issues in LA. Via the My LA2050 Grants Challenge, we've seen great ideas dedicated to implementing the solutions that will shape LA's future:

Number 6: Build pods for the homeless

In addition to supporting projects like Homes for Homes which was mentioned in the article, organizations across the region are seeking ways to think outside of the box to address homeless.

PodShare proposed a pilot program for transitional housing for homeless youth at their co-living community in addition to hospitality training to create pathways to employment.

Number 11: Cap our freeways with parks

Friends of the Hollywood Central Park (FHCP) seeks to build a 38-acre Hollywood Central Park by decking one mile of US 101 (creating a tunnel for freeway traffic) to promote active lifestyles and improve health.

Number 14: Legalize Street Vending

Past My LA2050 grantees, East LA Community Corporation and Leadership for Urban Renewal Network have brought together a expansive coalition of organizations working to ensure that street vending is decriminalized, legalized, and allows LA's entrepreneurs to safely operate their businesses.