Save the Affordable Student Housing on Hilgard

Councilmember Koretz and the North Westwood Neighborhood Council (NWNC)

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Save the existing affordable housing at 900 Hilgard Avenue, Podshare, a pioneering co-living facility, from being destroyed by two Beverly Hills surgeons/developers who want to build a $100 Million high-rise.

Doctors Ted Khalili and Eraj Basseri, propose a development that would cost an estimated $100 million and would produce rental rates of a minimum of $3000 per bed/month. They claim they can offer $1100 per bed, one student per room, which will likely result in a financially insolvent project.

The $3000+ per bed, one bed per room, is over-priced for students. They ignore this reality and instead exploit the issues of affordable housing and student homelessness to get Councilmember Paul Koretz and the North Westwood Neighborhood Council (NWNC) to drink their kool-aid.

We need to save Podshare and promote it as a model for more affordable housing in the Village.

Show these Beverly Hills surgeons/developers that they can't pull a bait and switch for their own financial gain at the expense of students' issues. Please sign our petition so we can insist Councilman Koretz and the North Westwood Neighborhood Council (NWNC), under Michael Skiles, stop these plans to build expensive luxury housing at 900 Hilgard and instead focus on actual affordable housing projects elsewhere in Westwood Village.

www.savehilgardave.com

Petition by
Save Hilgard
Los Angeles, California

To: Councilmember Koretz and the North Westwood Neighborhood Council (NWNC)
From: [Your Name]

Save the existing affordable housing at 900 Hilgard Avenue, Podshare, a pioneering co-living facility, from being destroyed by two Beverly Hills doctors who want to build a $100 Million high-rise. Podshare is a model for more affordable housing in the Village for the future.

Advocate for our interests as Westwood residents by preserving existing affordable housing. Promises for "affordable" rental rates from a $100 Million high-rise by two developers who have no affiliation with UCLA are meaningless. The developers have the audacity to claim they will address student homelessness and the need for affordable housing. We won't fall for it.

We ask that you tell the developers to stop their plans to build this "Lie in the Sky." You are leaders who can stop their manipulative tactics on their 8 story or 16 story plans by telling them our community will not welcome their plans as proposed at 900 Hilgard.