News From The Frontlines
Hear from the voices of the movement and our partners fighting for justice and equity in Los Angeles.
In this month's issue of News From The Frontlines we celebrate the end of Summer with stories and highlights from our Housing & Economic Justice and Youth & Transformative Justice frontlines. We also share a special announcement about our work to end youth incarceration as we know it, revisit moments from our special donor activist events, and spotlight Liberty Hill grantees and partners who are making an impact in L.A. and beyond.
Housing & Economic Justice Team at HUD Meeting on Renters Bill of Rights
Earlier this summer, Liberty Hill Vice President of Public Partnerships Almas Sayeed and Deputy Director of Housing Justice Jessa McCormack were invited to attend a briefing and roll out of The White House Blueprint For A Renters Bill of Rights, alongside the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and approximately 350 tenants and tenant organizers from across the country.
[STAND-L.A.] Power of Persistence Report Out Now!
Liberty Hill’s Power of Persistence report recounts the story of L.A.’s hard-fought victory for environmental justice. With more than 5,000 oil wells in the City of Los Angeles and over 22,000 in the County of Los Angeles, data shows that a significant portion of the oil activity in L.A. exists within 3,200 feet of homes, schools, and other public areas.
Monumental Victories for Housing & Economic Justice and Youth & Transformative Justice!
This summer also saw some major developments in the fight to end youth incarceration as we know it, as well as the continued work to ensure tenants know their rights and people stay housed amidst the homelessness crisis.
Michele Prichard’s Retirement Celebration
This summer, the Liberty Hill Community came together to celebrate and bid farewell to long-time Liberty Hill staff member, visionary, and Environmental Justice champion—Michele Prichard.
On the Frontlines Spotlights
Liberty Hill is proud to support the work of social justice organizations and their efforts to create a more just and equitable Los Angeles for all. From advocating for Racial Justice to advancing LGBTQ & Gender Justice, Liberty Hill grantees are making an impact!
2.8K Downloads & Counting!
Thank you to all our listeners and guests for helping make Season 2 of Liberty Hill’s hit podcast Conversations from the Frontlines a huge success! With close to 2.8K all time downloads, our podcast community keeps growing!
LHF News Highlights: Inside Philanthropy
In this recent Inside Philanthropy op-ed piece, Liberty Hill Vice President of Public Partnerships Almas Sayeed and TRUST South L.A. Director of Policy Jessica Melendez make the case for why philanthropy should capitalize on this moment and invest in expanding community land trust programs in L.A. and beyond.