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Jordan Downs Residents Prepare to Meet on Rebuilding Housing Projects
By Sentinel Staff Writer
Published November 1, 2007

New homes with help from the Poor People’s Campaign and SCLC

Hundreds of residents from the Jordan Downs Projects have confirmed their attendance for the first informational meeting on improving the Jordan Downs Projects with new quality town houses. Community organizers from the area along with The Poor People’s Campaign, and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Los Angeles (SCLC) will be leading this historic effort. The “Day of Dialogue” will be held on Saturday November 3 at the Jordan Downs Recreation Center beginning at 10:00 am.

The area remains one of the most underserved communities in the state and has not had any new development in over 50 years.

Anxious residents are being urged to bring their questions and concerns to discuss the plans for improving the 700-unit public housing apartment complex, located in Watts, Los Angeles. “Our collective resolve is to help this community re-build starting with new homes and to be transformed into a safe thriving place to live and do business in within the next few years,” said Tyrone Freeman, Chair of SCLC of Greater Los Angeles. “We will work to fulfill Dr. King’s dream.”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. created the Poor People’s Campaign and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to help eradicate poverty and create a more just society. On April 4, The Poor People’s Campaign was re-launched by a collaborative partnership of community leaders who are building a movement of economic justice for those greatest in need. Some of the partnerships include organizations ranging from civil and human rights, labor, faith based, political and business.

The event will be held at 9900 Grape Street – Los Angeles CA 90002

For more information on The Poor People’s Campaign please call: 323-290-4100 or visit:

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