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Category Archives: Housing

Los Angeles city council uses taxpayer money to relocate tenants living in ‘illegal’ buildings

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In an interesting move,the LA Weekly is reporting that Los Angeles council members Paul Krekorian and Jose Huizar are using nearly $400k, in taxpayer money, to relocate tenants living in an illegal building in the Fashion District.  This is in stark comparison to a similar situation, that happened to Black residents living in a shuttered […]


City of Hawthorne to begin accepting Section 8 applications June 15th

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The city of Hawthorne has developed an on-line application system for submitting Section 8 applications.  There are multiple locations, within the city, where you can use a computer to complete the application.  Applications will be accepted beginning June 15, 2017 at 8:00 A.M. – June 16, 2017 at 5:30 P.M. online only at www.waitlistcheck.com/CA2029.


Eagle Rock tenants don’t stand a chance against rent increase

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Living in city-owned rent controlled units doesn’t exempt you from massive rent increases. The Eastsider LA is reporting a city owned housing complex in Eagle Rock, is increasing rent over the 3% annual limit imposed by the city of Los Angeles Rent Stabilization Ordinance.  Rent is able to be doubled since the owner doesn’t have tenants receiving […]


Should the city of Compton replace its Successor Agency Director

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In September 2008 the Los Angeles Times revealed the city of Compton entered into an agreement with a crook named Tyrone Freeman.  The deal culminated with the development of the Alameda Court housing development.  The now defunct LONG TERM CARE HOUSING CORPORATION was given city owned land, for $1, and the city is being asked to forgive […]


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Compton electeds to consider forgiving loan due by developer

Members of Compton city council will consider an agenda item, submitted by the Successor Agency, requesting loan forgiveness, for another developer.  Valued at approximately  $2 million dollars, the request is to prevent the property from going into foreclosure and displacing current residents .  Council will also vote on updating their travel policy.


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Foreign investment begins in Inglewood

With the announcement of the NFL coming to the city of Inglewood, speculators believe home values will skyrocket, especially those in close proximity to the stadium site.  The downside to the housing boom will be the gradual displacement of renters.


Urge Pasadena to Approve the Measures to Address Homelessness

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March 22, 2016 By Jonathan P. Bell Where are we now on homelessness in Los Angeles?


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