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How Los Angeles is Ghettoizing Affordable Housing and Creating Gentrification

A group of Exposition Park residents has mobilized against a new 140-unit affordable housing complex on the site of the 48-unit Rolland Curtis Gardens public housing project, and the crusade has brought to light a concerning trend shaping the future of Los Angeles's neighborhoods: affordable housing—which is direly needed and severely underfunded in the city—is most likely to be built, when it is built, in low-income neighborhoods, places that are already overpacked for the resources available; and research shows that's probably going to make things worse for those neighborhoods, reports the LA Weekly.

Curbed LA explains. >>