Health and Housing in South Los Angeles. By Lys M endez up206a Final March 14, 2011. Health issues in South Los Angeles. South Los Angeles has the highest overall rates of disease and premature deaths in the county.
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By Lys Mendez
March 14, 2011
A survey of patients from St. John’s Clinics in South Los Angeles found the following slum housing conditions in over 1,400 homes:
Links between housing and health
St. John’s Well Child and Family Center has ten clinics in South Los Angeles.
The clinics work with a collaboration of community-based groups to organize tenants and fight for housing improvements.
Tenants tend to be immigrant, low-income, or elderly residents with few financial or legal resources.