West Hollywood : Coalition Receives $3,000 Grant

The Coalition for Economic Survival, a group that was instrumental in the city's incorporation and the introduction of strict rent control more than two years ago, has won a $3,000 grant from the Jewish Fund for Justice.

"Using a classic organizing and coalition-building strategy, CES has brought together low-income people into a visible and powerful coalition that has won substantive victories," said Rabbi Laura Geller, director of the Hillel Program at USC and a member of the board of the Jewish Fund for Justice, a poverty-fighting group.

"Support from the Jewish Fund for Justice will help demonstrate the Jewish community's commitment to economic justice for all the people in the Los Angeles area, Jews and non-Jews alike," said Larry Gross, executive director of CES.

About 2,000 of the organization's 5,000 members live in West Hollywood, Gross said.

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