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Activists from SEIU 721, the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment and Good Jobs LA led a tour of bank-owned foreclosed homes in South Los Angeles, demonstrating how big banks are hurting local communities by failing to maintain their foreclosed properties. Follow the links below to news coverage of the blight tour:

Trash Delivery (06/12/12)

Activists from Good Jobs LA, ACCE and SEIU 721 delivered trash from a vacant foreclosed home to BNY Mellon, one of LA’s largest holders of foreclosed properties. The action was held ahead of the LA City Council’s scheduled vote on amendments to improve enforcement of city’s blight ordinance. Follow the links below for news coverage of the trash delivery:

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  • Tour of Blighted Foreclosed Properties 2013

  • Los Angeles Times

    "All the filth I saw opened my eyes: to the devastation caused by people addicted to drugs, by banks addicted to profit, and by a city government too weak and ineffective to protect its poorer residents." 

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  • ALMOST 1000 BLIGHTED BANK-OWNED HOMES IN L.A

    If properties were inspected by the City of LA at the time that the bank took possession, each of these properties might have incurred fines of up to $100,000, for a total maximum fine of $45.7 million.
    Read the report here.
  • Marketplace

    "There are 68 documented criminal street gangs in LAPD southeast division. Because of the foreclosure crisis, those gangs and the area's homeless population have a whole lot more housing to choose from."

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  • Daily News

    "Davis' battle illustrates frustrations homeowners around the region have had trying to get foreclosed properties maintained in the absence of owners." 

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  • United in the Fight Against Blight

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