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The Next Disaster under COVID-19: Mass Evictions and Homelessness

Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm-1:30 pm

With the eviction moratorium set to be lifted on September 30, 2020, about 365,000 renter households in Los Angeles County are in imminent danger of eviction and homelessness according to a recent study from the UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy.

Please join us for a virtual public forum with housing justice researchers and community organizers to discuss the tenants’ rights crisis and what can be done to mitigate the damage to Angelenos through enforceable rights and robust protections.

The event will feature research findings from these 3 reports:

UD Day: Impending Evictions and Homelessness in Los Angeles

This report projects a surge in evictions and homelessness that will follow the lifting of COVID-19 emergency orders.

Hotel California: Housing the Crisis

This report lays out a comprehensive framework for the conversion of hospitality properties into housing through the large-scale public acquisition of tourist hotels and motels.

Economic Impacts of the COVID-19 Crisis in Los Angeles: Identifying Renter-Vulnerable Neighborhoods

This study provides information to public agencies and community organizations to help them better identify neighborhoods with a high concentration of vulnerable renters, to understand the neighborhoods’ socioeconomic and demographic characteristics, and to design outreach programs that address the specific challenges in each place.

Speakers:

Gary Blasi, UCLA Law School

Ananya Roy, UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality & Democracy

Paul Ong, UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge

Jane Nguyen, Ktown for All

Leonardo VilchisElizabeth Blaney, Union de Vecinos

Jason Li Alejandro Cortez, Chinatown Community for Equitable Development

Moderator: Karen Umemoto, UCLA Asian American Studies Center

Sponsored by:

UCLA Asian American Studies Center

UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy

UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge

Ktown for All

Union de Vecinos

Chinatown Community for Equitable Development

UCLA Asian American Studies Department