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July 30, 1988 | Clipboard researched by Susan Greene and Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times. Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times
In May, the latest month for which information is available, the number of single-family housing units for which permits were issued reached the highest point in almost a year and a half. The 1,612 units is the most since December 1986, when the comparable number was 1,622. Source: Construction Industry Research Board
April 1, 1989 | Clipboard researched by Kathie Bozanich, Susan Greene and Rick VanderKnyff / Los Angeles Times. Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times
The number of permits for new multifamily housing units in Orange County issued during January, 356, was the lowest monthly total in more than 3 years. That number is also a 7% drop from the previous January. The most significant declines took place in the cities of Anaheim and Irvine. On the other hand, there was a large increase compared to January, 1988 in the number of such permits issued for projects in the county's unincorporated areas.
April 23, 1994 | From Associated Press
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July 26, 2006 | From Times Staff Reports
Supervisors voted Tuesday to approve two contracts designed to find permanent housing for homeless families in the county's welfare-to-work program. The Weingart Center Assn. and Del Richardson & Associates will search for rental homes in return for a fee for each successful placement. The program will use nearly $5 million already allocated to the county's welfare services. Officials hope to place 1,488 families in permanent homes in the first year.
February 17, 1996 | DEBRA CANO
The city's first gated, single-family home tract, an affordable-housing project designed for buyers with moderate incomes, will be built on a 3-acre site on Bushard Street north of Garfield Avenue, city officials said. Under the development agreement, Olson Co. will build the homes, which will sell for about $245,000 for three-bedroom models and $255,000 for those with four and range from 1,798 to 2,052 square feet.
January 29, 1995 | DUNCAN MARTELL
A fire gutted an Oxnard house Saturday, leaving a family of 10 homeless but causing no major injuries, authorities said. Flames quickly engulfed the single-story, stucco wood-frame house in the 5300 block of Cypress Road but were quickly extinguished by Oxnard firefighters, whose station is only one block away. One firefighter suffered a minor injury when he twisted his ankle fighting the blaze. The fire was reported at 3:40 p.m.
April 20, 1988 | Associated Press
Construction of single-family homes rose sharply in March for the second consecutive month, the government said Tuesday, offering evidence of a healthy building season this spring. However, a steep decline in apartment construction held the overall level of housing starts to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.54 million units in March, a modest 1.9% increase over the previous month, the Commerce Department said.
May 4, 1986
Los Angeles County is becoming the first "truly multi-ethnic, multiracial" metropolitan area in the nation, but housing discrimination and the lack of affordable rental housing for large families is contributing to racial segregation and is "exacerbating intergroup stress and conflict" in the area. These are among the findings in a report presented to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors by the county's Commission on Human Relations.
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