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Protesters Hot; City Officials Cool

Yesterday's protest for more affordable housing drew a 500-person crowd at City Hall, according to the Daily News. Notably, low-income housing advocacy group ACORN presented officials with "a list of 100 buildings in which tenants are considered at risk for eviction by unscrupulous landlords, condo conversions or demolitions."

The list of 100 buildings--fascinating lunchtime reading-- can be found on this link on ACORN's web site (follow to PDF link). This oft-mentioned complaint on the list-- "Purchased by Investment Group With Intent to Gentrify" (so chilly!)--makes us think of Agent Smith in the "The Matrix." Less impressed with the list were city officials, who gave the whole protest a "lukewarm" reception, according to the newspaper.
· More than 500 protest for renter protection, affordable housing [Daily News]
· ACORN: The Battle for Los Angeles [Acorn]