The Coalition of Neighborhood Developers will expand its efforts for economic development and housing construction, the group's leaders said.
The multiethnic alliance, formed in 1990, coordinates planning efforts in 10 communities: Hoover-Adams, Crenshaw, Broadway-Manchester, Mid-City-Koreatown, Vernon-Central, Pico-Union, Lincoln Heights, Boyle Heights, Vermont-Slauson and Watts, coalition Executive Director Gladys Lewis said.
"We're organized across community lines," coalition Chairwoman Juanita Tate said. "We're getting people together as neighbors to build a firm foundation so that differences won't make a difference."
Member organizations such as Dunbar Economic Development Corp., Korean Youth & Community Center and Pico-Union Housing Corp.--which have their own development projects--help the coalition serve as "a conduit for information from residents to the city and the city to residents," said Anthony Scott, chairman of the media relations committee.