We did it! Last month (August 2020), in partnership with Clifford Beers Housing, the LA Neighborhood Land Trust, and other key team members, we submitted a community centered Request for Proposal (RFP) for Slauson & Wall marking over 10 years of T.R.U.S.T.’s efforts to ensure the 7-acre lot is built by and for the community. Here is a brief message from our teammate, Gabriela Nuñez, “just for my entire life, this part of Slauson has always been factories and unsafe streets and basically bad for families and its sort of amazing to be working for an organization [T.R.U.S.T. South LA] that is proposing something so beautiful and community-centered."
Next Steps: The Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department will complete their evaluations of proposals and recommendations to the Mayor and City Council by October 2020. Stay tuned!