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April 10, 2012 | By Ann M. Simmons, Los Angeles Times
Homeless convicts on probation or parole are now eligible for government-subsidized housing under a new housing plan approved by Los Angeles County supervisors. The change, which officials said was intended to help reduce chronic homelessness, would give some ex-prisoners priority over thousands of non-offenders who are awaiting government housing assistance, officials said. "We're doing this to try to get homeless off the street," said Emilio Salas, the Los Angeles County housing authority's deputy executive director.
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OPINION
April 18, 2012
In a few months, the Los Angeles County Housing Authority will begin allowing rent subsidies to be granted to homeless ex-convicts on parole or probation. The move is controversial, with some critics complaining that it rewards criminals, giving them special treatment and moving them to the front of the line for the limited and much-sought-after subsidies. But that's shortsighted. Homeless ex-convicts, including many who committed only minor, nonviolent crimes, don't go away if they don't get housing aid. Although there are risks associated with the new rule, they're risks worth taking.
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BUSINESS
October 9, 1997
The number of permits issued for new housing units in Los Angeles County passed 1,000 in July----the first time since March 1996----as the county caught up with the building boom that has taken hold in other areas of the state. In Orange County, the number of permits issued for new housing units has risen markedly since January.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2012 | By Ann M. Simmons, Los Angeles Times
Homeless convicts on probation or parole are now eligible for government-subsidized housing under a new housing plan approved by Los Angeles County supervisors. The change, which officials said was intended to help reduce chronic homelessness, would give some ex-prisoners priority over thousands of non-offenders who are awaiting government housing assistance, officials said. "We're doing this to try to get homeless off the street," said Emilio Salas, the Los Angeles County housing authority's deputy executive director.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1992 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Palmdale has decided to open negotiations to buy the city's oldest shopping center, hoping to demolish the failed and fire-gutted eyesore in the downtown area and perhaps replace it with senior citizen housing. The City Council voted in closed session Thursday night to begin talks with Reseda businessman Melvyn Starkman, the head of a partnership that owns most of the stores at the Palmdale Plaza. Starkman approached the city asking $3.
OPINION
July 10, 2011
The name Antelope Valley evokes a picturesque desert-scape where pronghorns once roamed and people now live quietly in rambling homes on spacious lots. But a recent lawsuit suggests a less peaceful image of the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale in the northern reaches of Los Angeles County. According to the suit, county housing investigators, sometimes accompanied by posses of armed sheriff's deputies, regularly roust residents on public housing assistance — known as Section 8 vouchers — to see if they are in compliance with the strict rules of the federal housing assistance program.
OPINION
April 18, 2012
In a few months, the Los Angeles County Housing Authority will begin allowing rent subsidies to be granted to homeless ex-convicts on parole or probation. The move is controversial, with some critics complaining that it rewards criminals, giving them special treatment and moving them to the front of the line for the limited and much-sought-after subsidies. But that's shortsighted. Homeless ex-convicts, including many who committed only minor, nonviolent crimes, don't go away if they don't get housing aid. Although there are risks associated with the new rule, they're risks worth taking.
BUSINESS
February 12, 1998 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The housing market stayed in high gear throughout Southern California in January and shifted into overdrive in Orange County, where prices rose at a double-digit pace not seen since the late 1980s, a real estate tracking service said Wednesday. The median home price in Los Angeles County was up 6.1% from January 1997 to $173,000 last month, with sales up nearly 16%. The median is the point at which half the sales were for less, half for more.
NEWS
September 30, 1994
John J. Pollon, 83, who served on the Los Angeles County Housing Authority and the city Planning Commission through much of the 1960s. From 1967 to 1971 he was commission president, resigning in 1971 in a policy dispute. Pollon was also active in youth sports organizations and conservation groups and was a director of City National Bank of Beverly Hills. In Tarzana on Sept. 22 of cancer.
OPINION
July 10, 2011
The name Antelope Valley evokes a picturesque desert-scape where pronghorns once roamed and people now live quietly in rambling homes on spacious lots. But a recent lawsuit suggests a less peaceful image of the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale in the northern reaches of Los Angeles County. According to the suit, county housing investigators, sometimes accompanied by posses of armed sheriff's deputies, regularly roust residents on public housing assistance — known as Section 8 vouchers — to see if they are in compliance with the strict rules of the federal housing assistance program.
BUSINESS
February 12, 1998 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The housing market stayed in high gear throughout Southern California in January and shifted into overdrive in Orange County, where prices rose at a double-digit pace not seen since the late 1980s, a real estate tracking service said Wednesday. The median home price in Los Angeles County was up 6.1% from January 1997 to $173,000 last month, with sales up nearly 16%. The median is the point at which half the sales were for less, half for more.
BUSINESS
October 9, 1997
The number of permits issued for new housing units in Los Angeles County passed 1,000 in July----the first time since March 1996----as the county caught up with the building boom that has taken hold in other areas of the state. In Orange County, the number of permits issued for new housing units has risen markedly since January.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1992 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Palmdale has decided to open negotiations to buy the city's oldest shopping center, hoping to demolish the failed and fire-gutted eyesore in the downtown area and perhaps replace it with senior citizen housing. The City Council voted in closed session Thursday night to begin talks with Reseda businessman Melvyn Starkman, the head of a partnership that owns most of the stores at the Palmdale Plaza. Starkman approached the city asking $3.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1985
The Los Angeles County Housing Authority was granted approval Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors to issue a maximum of $60 million in housing revenue bonds to build up to 765 apartment units on Las Virgenes Road at Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Calabasas. Permits allowing construction of the apartments were approved by supervisors earlier this month. Nearby homeowners had opposed the project, saying the 51-acre site was prone to flooding.
NEWS
December 17, 1992
The City Council approved a plan to increase the city's supply of affordable housing. The plan is part of the federally mandated Five-Year Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy adopted by the city last December. The city will rehabilitate 41 units as housing for low-income and handicapped residents by September, 1993. In addition, the Redevelopment Agency plans to purchase the old police facility, which will be demolished to make way for construction of affordable housing.
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