Today is certain Inglewood residents day! Winners of a city of Inglewood Housing Lottery are expected to be awarded funds to purchase various homes around the city. One being city employee, Jazmine Covington, daughter of the city’s budget and finance manager.
Covington was put in the #1 position of the lottery due to displacement from a city home that was idenfitieed as “affordable”. Covington worked in the Inglewood Housing Authority at the time she rented the home from the city.
2UrbanGirls submitted a public records request to obtain a copy of Covington’s rental agreement and whether she had a housing voucher for the property and were denied. Covington lived in a home on Beach Ave, that was previusly rented to Ethel Austin.
According to Transparent California, Covington earned $88,000 per year in salary and benefits in 2018. Her mother is the right hand to city CFO David Esparza, who also oversees the Inglewood Housing Authority.
Magnum Property Investment LLC is selling their property located at 3552 W. 111th Street, to the Inglewood Housing Authority, in the amount of $600,000. The city will use money in the general fund for the purchase. They will then sell the home to Covington for $312,500.
Qiana Redine, another lottery winner, will receive a home located in Briarwood, identified as 3500 W. Manchester Blvd. #354. The city will use $579,000 out of the general fund and charge Redine $312, 500, for the purchase.
The city will also accept $9,275,000 from LAWA for activities related to soundproofing.