Elysian Valley Knowledge Hubs
How can Elysian Valley residents learn more about their rights as landowners and renters within their own community?
The Elysian Valley Knowledge Hubs address issues of affordable housing and economic stability in Frogtown, a neighborhood that is undergoing rapid change. The Knowledge Hubs are designed to include residents traditionally underrepresented in similar community efforts.
The first phase of the project was an engaging series of educational workshops led by trained, local community leaders, known as ‘Hub Leaders’. The workshops covered a full range of housing-related issues — from supporting renters and landlords unsure of their rights and responsibilities to guiding residents who want to understand financial basics.
LA-Más also designed, fabricated, and installed 5 permanent bulletin boards in front of the each Hub Leader’s home to serve as information sharing hubs that engage a wider audience.
The Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) and East Los Angeles Community Corporation (ELACC) served as organizational partners for this project. The project was partly funded by the Elysian Valley Riverside Neighborhood Council.