• Census 2020: Be Counted

    For Blanca, the census means resources for programs that really make a difference in L.A.: health, education, housing, and transportation. After she attended a CGA training, she was excited to host two events in December 2019. She was pleasantly surprised that more people attended than she had planned for. She’s already received her census invitation and responded […]

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  • Message from T.R.U.S.T. South LA’s Associate Director/ Community Development Director: Oscar Monge, MPL (He/Him)

    I joined T.R.U.S.T. South LA just over 3 years ago as a part-time urban planning graduate student to work on our statewide and local environmental justice projects. I quickly made a strong commitment to realizing the Community Land Trust’s (CLT) vision of de-commodifying land and homes by removing them from the speculative market and strengthening […]

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  • Rolland Curtis Gardens

    A vision nurtured got us here, but there is still work to do. Stay tuned as we build out and solidify our communities vision of what equitable, community serving retail can be. From ROLLAND CURTIS GARDENS: EVALUATING TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNITY SERVING RETAIL pg 10 VISION T.R.U.S.T. South LA, in collaboration with community members, […]

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  • Slauson and Wall Moving Forward

    After eight years of a concerted, broad-based organizing effort led by South LA residents – and as a result of the critical work by Council District 9, the City’s Housing and Community Investment Department (HCID), and the LA Department of Recreation and Parks – Abode Communities and T.R.U.S.T. South LA are excited to share progress […]

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  • The Growing Rose

    When I was 9, my mom joined Figueroa Corridor Community Land trust, which is now known as T.R.U.S.T. South LA. My mom was very involved at T.R.U.S.T. as a founding Board Member. Everyone called her a leader. I remember asking my mom what a leader meant and how you could be one. She told me […]

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