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September 10, 2019

Uplift Inglewood Advocacy Results in Clippers Announcement of $100 Million Investment in Local Community

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Victory for Uplift Inglewood Coalition! On Tuesday, September 10th, after years of advocacy and campaigning by Uplift Inglewood Coalition, the Clippers have announced a proposal for a $100 million investment in the Inglewood community, of which $75 million will be invested in affordable housing. The proposed $100 million investment by the Clippers contains allocations of $75 million for the development of affordable housing, $5.5 million for a tenant’s rental assistance fund, $12.75 million for schools and afterschool programs, $6 million for the Inglewood Public Library, and $500,000 for local nonprofits.

The announcement comes after a lawsuit filed by Cozen O’Connor, Public Counsel and the Public Interest Law Project (PILP) on behalf of Uplift Inglewood and is a direct reflection of the years of organizing and advocacy from Inglewood residents. 

"Unfortunately, the Coalition has seen promises broken before. It’s an exciting announcement, but it's still just a concept proposal and it doesn’t change the fact that the City has disregarded multiple affordable housing laws," said Katie McKeon, an attorney with the public interest law firm Public Counsel. "The devil is in the details, and any plan must be backed by a real commitment to community-centered development for and by the people of Inglewood along withenforceable agreements. Until then, we will continue our pursuit of justice and equitable development in the courts. And we will continue to demand that the City abide by all affordable housing laws and protect all of its residents from displacement

The Coalition is slated to submit their opening brief for the case on Friday, September 13th.

Full press release here.