Boston University, who gained ownership of four apartment complexes in Los Angeles last year, agreed to sell the buildings to the Liberty Community Land Trust on Jan. 10, allowing residents to collectively own their homes.

Over 130 residents live in the four buildings, located on Corbett Street and Clemson Street in Baldwin Hills, and were at risk of being evicted after the properties were given to the University through the will of Frederick S. Pardee, a real estate investor and notable BU alumni.

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