An anti-poverty group suing to invalidate a state law that gives special treatment to a downtown NFL stadium said Thursday that it wants developer Anschutz Entertainment Group to provide $60 million for affordable housing.
The Los Angeles Community Action Network said the $1.2-billion stadium will create an additional need for affordable housing, in part because of the low-wage workers who will be employed by the project. Becky Dennison, the group's co-director, said her organization is seeking $2 million a year in concessions over three decades.
“This project isn’t just about football, and it isn’t just about jobs,” said Dennison, whose group belongs to the Play Fair at Farmers Field Coalition. “It’s about far-reaching implications for the community.”
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