AHF LA Times Ad: ‘Town Hall: Save Hotel Clark’ | Region

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 13, 2022–

AHF will run another full-page, full-color housing ad targeting Los Angeles city officials and officials, set to run this Sunday, August 14, in the Los Angeles Times. The ad, titled “Save the Clark Hotel,” highlights the recent history of The Clark (426 S Hill St. between 4th and 5th Streets) near Pershing Square, which has been vacant since the Chetrit Group, run by a billionaire and a convicted felon. Joseph Chetrit, bought it ten years ago in 2012.

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AHF will run another full-page, full-color housing advocacy ad targeting Los Angeles city officials and officials, set to run this Sunday, August 14 in the Los Angeles Times. The ad titled ‘Save the Clark Hotel’ urges City Hall to try to get Clark’s 550 rooms redeveloped into homeless and very low income housing and to help identify and help reallocate what the AHF estimates there are thousands more SROs vacant. and other hotel rooms in Los Angeles. (Graphic: Business Wire)

AHF’s announcement urges City Hall to try to turn Clark’s 550 rooms into homeless and very low-income housing and to help identify and help reallocate what AHF estimates are thousands of other vacant SROs and other hotel rooms in Los Angeles.

The ad is another part of AHF’s (‘Save Our Single-room-occupancy hotels’) SOS campaign urging the city to preserve single-occupancy buildings in Los Angeles and stop allowing developers to demolish and/ or convert those properties into luxury units, or, as in the Clark’s case, store it vacant for years while the city’s homeless crisis exploded.

The advertising notes “All the empty hotel rooms in downtown LA could house all the homeless people currently there,” and that “City Hall received over $1 billion in federal COVID relief and spent nothing on housing for the homeless.”

Since 2017, AHF, through its Healthy Housing Foundation (HHF), has purchased, restored and reoccupied a total of 13 single-occupancy buildings and other hotels and motels, totaling 1,415 low-cost rooms, providing conclusively giving everyday Angelinos access to affordable housing that the City of Los Angeles desperately needed.

AIDS Health Foundation (AHF), the world’s largest AIDS service organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to more than 1.6 million people in 45 countries around the world in the United States, Africa, Latin America /Caribbean, Asia/Pacific and Eastern Europe. To learn more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org, find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth, follow us @aidshealthcare or subscribe to our AHF podcast “AHFter Hours”.

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Ged Kenslea, Senior Director, Communications for AHF, +1.323.791.5526, [email protected] Hogan, Associate Director, Communications for AHF +1.310.940.0802 [email protected]

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