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February 16, 1989 | Clipboard researched by Susan Davis Greene and Dallas Jamison / Los Angeles Times; Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times
The number of permits issued for multi-family housing units dropped 23% in 1988, compared to 1987. Even though 59% of the permits were issued during the first six months, a slow first quarter put 1988 far off the 1987 pace and there was no second-half recovery. The vast majority of the countywide decline took place in the unincorporated areas, but the cities of Santa Ana, Irvine and Laguna Beach also had major drops. Tustin and San Clemente led the gainers among cities.
July 7, 1990
Construction of single-family homes in Orange County is apparently going to be at a much slower rate than it has been. Through the first five months of the year, the most recent period for which information is available, just 1,671 permits for single-family homes were issued. That's a 54% decline from the same period of one year ago and the lowest total for any of the last five years.
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.
July 3, 1996
Housing building permits in Orange County are up 21% for the first five months of this year over last year, the highest number of permits since 1990, according to the Construction Industry Research Board, a nonprofit research firm in Glendale. Single-family detached and multifamily housing permits totaled 4,177 through May, compared with 3,452 from the same time last year. Most of the gains were in the single-family housing, where permits increased 36%, the numbers showed.
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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