The Families

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The Families
Members of The Families in GTA V.
Games: GTA V
Locations: Chamberlain Hills, Los Santos
Strawberry, Los Santos
Davis, Los Santos (former)
Leaders: Unknown
Type: Street gang
Enemies: Ballas
Los Santos Vagos
Colors: Green
Vehicles: Manana
Weapons: Pistol
Businesses: Drug Trafficking
Weapons Trafficking
Fronts: Crystal Heights
Members: Andre Barnes
Demarcus Bradley
Franklin Clinton
Tavell Clinton
Benton Cox
Lamar Davis
Gerald G.
Darryl Knox

The Families is an African-American street gang based in Chamberlain Hills and Strawberry, Los Santos featured in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. Franklin Clinton, one of the protagonists for GTA V is a member of the gang and the protagonist of GTA Online is affiliated with the gang. The gang has a rivalry with the Los Santos Vagos and a bitter rivalry with the Ballas, which is documented on The Underbelly of Paradise. The Families used to control Grove St in Davis but lost the area to the Ballas.

Sets and Territory

There are three distinct sets of the Families in GTA V:

  • Chamberlain Gangster Families (CGF): CGF is the largest set and their territory consists of the entire Chamberlain Hills neighborhood. They're also referred to as "The Hills" or "Killer Hills". Franklin, Tavell and Lamar are affiliated with this set.
  • Forum Drive Families (FDF): They're mainly based in Strawberry on Forum Drive.
  • Carson Avenue Families (CAF): They're mainly based in Strawberry around Carson Avenue.
  • Grove Street Families (GSF): The HD version of the Grove Street set of the Families has by 2013 been broken apart when the Ballas took over their territory. It is assumed most of them went on to become rich and CEOs, a reference to the events of GTA San Andreas.



Grove Street Families in the HD Universe

The existence of Grove Street Families is revealed in a conversation between Franklin Clinton and Lamar Davis in the mission Hood Safari:

Lamar: Eh, you know Grove Street used to be Families hood.
Franklin: Grove Street Families. Man, long time ago.
Lamar: What happened to them dudes?
Franklin: Shit, I don't know. Could be dead. Shit, or could be CEOs by now.
Lamar: Probably living in some suburb somewhere, driving SUVs and shit, you know, soccer moms and shit, coaching little league football teams.
Franklin: Yeah, the suburban flight, huh? Probably so.
Lamar: That's gonna be me and you one day dog.
Franklin: If we lucky, man. Shit, at the moment, it looks like we're gonna end up the other direction.

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