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Housing for artists in Los Angeles?

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Housing for artists in Los Angeles?

Postby Greg B » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:24 pm

I'm sitting here watching artists go down in flames. They can't afford to live here anymore and many are living in the streets or have had to leave altogether.

There has got to be some solutions for artists who need affordable housing. There are so many empty homes and buildings throughout Los Angeles and the United States that they outnumber the homeless overwhelmingly.

There has to be a solution. The U.S. can rebuild entire foreign cities that we just blew up but we don't have solutions to our own citizens who need housing?

That's a sad state of affairs. Artists could be far more productive, be able to teach and more to enhance their communities. Our government is wasting talent and that's the biggest tragedy of all.
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Re: Housing for artists in Los Angeles?

Postby Charles » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:21 am

A friend of mine who's an artist is winding up the same way Greg. There's another fellow I know who was an accomplished animator and wound up homeless. A union artist no less. A lot of people are having a hard time of it throughout the country.

Few people in the biz want to be bothered with it. This was a topic of discussion as recently as this evening at my school. The apathy of animation artists. Not much activism coming from our community on behalf of other artists is there. Not much activism coming from our community for anything.

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