Long Beach has the largest concentration of Cambodians outside of Cambodia. As the community seeks to improve their neighborhood, many recognize that revitalization without displacement is a balancing act.
One-fourth of single-family rentals today are owned by institutional investors, and more than 200,000 families pay their rent to nine giant private equity firms. This financialization of single-family rental housing is increasing income inequality.
As a promotora, Sarai Arpero organizes community events and goes door-to-door to educate the local community on issues like diabetes, obesity, domestic violence and, unlike most promotore models that focus solely on health, gentrification.