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There Goes the Neighborhood Live


There Goes the Neighborhood Live: Is there Still a Place for You in Los Angeles?
Hosted by KCRW’s Madeleine Brand
Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
6:30PM – Come grab your seats!
7PM  – Show
8:15PM – Reception with complementary beer and wine

In the past five years, the median price of a house in L.A. has doubled. Average rent on a two-bedroom apartment is now over $2,900. Your household would have to earn over $100,000 to afford that. Those kinds of prices have led to the gentrification of once-neglected neighborhoods and leave many Angelenos wondering, who is L.A. for?

Come out to hear a lively discussion of solutions to L.A.’s housing crisis. Why is this happening now? Is it possible to build our way out of the problem? Can anything be done to avoid L.A. becoming as expensive as San Francisco or New York? In the L.A. of the future, can you find a place to call home?

Sara Hernandez: A land use Attorney at DLA Piper, a global law firm that is at the forefront of issues surrounding real estate, land use, housing and infrastructure in Los Angeles.
Alan Durning: The Executive Director and founder of Sightline Institute, 
an independent, nonprofit think tank focused on making the Pacific Northwest a model of sustainability.
Isela Gracian: 
President for East LA Community Corporation, a social and economic justice community development organization in the Eastside of LA.
Damien Goodmon: 
the Founder and Executive Director of the nonprofit Crenshaw Subway Coalition, and the Director of the newly-created project by AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Housing is a Human Right.

About There Goes The Neighborhood

How did Los Angeles go from being the place to chase your dreams to one of the least affordable cities in the country? There Goes the Neighborhood: Los Angeles takes you on a journey to find out. As new money floods the city and housing prices soar, who wins and who loses? What does race have to do with it? The L.A. of the future will have new trains, new apartment buildings and new industries. Will it have a place for you?


A big thanks to the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation for their support of There Goes the Neighborhood: Los Angeles.