Neighborhood Council Board Member
From 2017 to 2018, I was a Neighborhood Council Board Member in Koreatown where I fought for working class families by advocating for tenant protections, affordable housing, and housing and shelter for the unhoused. I had the opportunity to represent my Neighborhood Council and Koreatown constituents when I advocated for tenant protections to the LA City Council. As a result of our advocacy, the City of Los Angeles endorsed the state measure to allow California cities to enact rent control.
During my time organizing with We Can Make a Difference – LA, LA Tenants Union, and other housing advocacy groups, I found that our elected officials let us down constantly. While they refuse to pass policies that could help vulnerable Angelenos, volunteer and community organizations are doing their jobs for them. It seemed as though our resources are being used and spent elsewhere while critical issues like housing, homelessness, and the environment are forgotten.