Multifamily Podcast

Thai Town with Chancee Martorell

Steve Guggenmos and Corey Aber

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In the east side of Hollywood lives a community of immigrants who have struggled with social and economic inequalities for over 60 years. In this episode, Corey and Steve talk with Chancee Martorell, the founder and executive director of Los Angeles' Thai Community Development Center. Chancee oversees a wide range of initiatives, including human rights advocacy, affordable housing, healthcare access, small business promotion, social enterprises and neighborhood empowerment. Together, they discuss the story of Thai Town and some of the challenges and opportunities for LA’s Thai community.

  • Chapter 1: 0:00 – History of Thai Town
  • Chapter 2: 07:00 – How Chancee got involved in Thai Town efforts
  • Chapter 3: 15:00 – Shocks to the Market
  • Chapter 4: 19:45 – Community economic developments
  • Chapter 5: 26:45 – Wealth creation and asset building
  • Chapter 6: 34:45 – Changes since the 1990's
  • Chapter 7: 44:30 – Looking ahead

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