With this report, we wanted to take an in-depth look at Koreatown community conditions for residents and workers using new data from our community needs assessment survey, conducted from February to March 2007. We also wanted to get a sense from community members themselves of the issues and concerns that most affected them and that they most wanted to
Our findings are clear -- the priorities for the vast majority of the Koreatown community are good jobs, access to health care, and decent, affordable housing. Community members currently work long hours for extremely low wages, have little access to health care, and live in overcrowded,expensive apartments. Community members have voiced their unity around these three main issues. Hopefully, elected officials and business leaders can join together with workers and residents around a common agenda of prosperity for all for the benefit of Koreatown's future.