Poor housing conditions continue at L.A. apartment complex, despite 2,000 citations
A group of community activists gathered in front of the complex last month. Despite 2,000 citations, no arrests were made
At the corner of Alvarado and Almont Drive, a group of community members gathered Monday night at a complex run by the Westlake Company, which provides apartments to low-income residents.
The people at last month’s assembly gathered at a complex to protest over the ongoing conditions in their community, despite the company continuing to ignore citations issued for bad behavior.
Alvarado and Almont Drive were quiet Saturday night as the group rallied outside the complex where more than 2,000 were issued citations and no arrests were made.
The protest is part of a national effort to get Westlake to fix its housing issues. A year ago, the company’s CEO, Tony Westlake, resigned abruptly after his company was accused of mistreating residents.
Community activists gathered in front of the complex last month. Despite 2,000 citations, no arrests were made.
Cory Holliday, president of Communities for Equity, who coordinated the gathering, said he hopes the people will continue to press Westlake to change its ways.
“I’m hoping that our movement continues because I think that’s what the people really want,” Holliday said. “They want to be treated fairly.”
The company and its CEO have not commented on what happened last month.
“We are hoping that in the meantime, that the people who’ve been victimized by these terrible conditions will continue to press for justice,” Holliday said.
The protests came as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued a report calling for the company to improve its housing practices.
The report found that Westlake is not following the HOPE act, a federal housing law, which requires