of their lives because of those in opposition of the public housing project and government mismanagement.
Chavez Ravine was a self-sufficient and tight-knit community, a rare example of small town life within a large urban metropolis, but no matter how much the inhabitants loved their home, their friends and family, they had to still had to leave. Because Chavez Ravine was a relatively large piece of land with a small population , it was chosen as one of the public housing sites by the Housing Authority of Los Angeles. The area was also quite blighted, but to the community Chavez Ravine was, in its own way, a Shangri La. "It was sad because we were like a big family: My cousin, my friends, my grandma," exclaimed Genevoi Bamboa, "My grandma couldn't come with us because there were too many people." Torn from their families and friends, everyone went their own separate ways and most of them would never see each other again. This housing project forced around 200 families to leave and relocate from Chavez Ravine, and as a result, "There would be generations of family that would never get to know each other," stated Amelia Chico. There would also a generation that would never be able to see where their mothers and fathers grew up, and the house where their parents and grandparents were born because most of Chavez Ravine no longer exists and lies under a baseball stadium. "When I saw the bulldozer, I knew I was never going to go to the Dodger's games and I was a Dodgers fan," remarked Amelia Chico. When people began tearing down and bulldozing Chavez Ravine some people were still living there and had to be evicted from their own property.
Ironically, among the Chavez Ravine residents, there were some Dodgers fans, but because of what happened to their homes and community, some of them could never forgive the government and Dodgers Stadium for ruining their lives, childhood, and homes. Many of the inhabitants were angry and resented government for forcing them off their property; they became even more distraught when the cheap housing that was promised never happened; instead, Dodgers stadium was built.
After the Housing Act of 1949, Los Angeles was given 110 million dollars for public housing programs, but there were still people who were strongly opposed to public housing. The organizations against the Housing Authority of Los Angeles which was in charge of the housing project was strong, but at the beginning of the project, there...