Jose Huizar

Amid anxieties over gentrification, art institution is one step closer to securing its future in Boyle Heights

Amid anxieties over gentrification, art institution is one step closer to securing its future in Boyle Heights

Amid concerns about displacement that at one point roped it into an ongoing battle over gentrification, a venerable Eastside art institution got closer to securing its future through a planned purchase of its longtime headquarters in Boyle Heights.

The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to approve an $825,000 funding commitment proposed by Councilman Jose Huizar to help Self Help Graphics and Art purchase the property along East 1st Street.

Self Help Graphics had secured $2.8 million, through a mixture of loans and grants, but the city funding will bring it to the full appraisal price of $3.625 million.

“Self Help Graphics & Art is an arts organization that grew...

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