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January 29, 1997 | MELINDA FULMER
A nonprofit developer has come up with one way to provide affordable housing for some of Orange County's service workers. Think small, really small. Aragon Affordable Housing Inc. of Irvine and St. Louis-based builder McCormack Baron and Associates recently completed construction of the Irvine Inn, a 192-unit single-room-occupancy apartment building at Jamboree Road and Warner Avenue in Irvine.
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January 29, 1997 | MELINDA FULMER
A nonprofit developer has come up with one way to provide affordable housing for some of Orange County's service workers. Think small, really small. Aragon Affordable Housing Inc. of Irvine and St. Louis-based builder McCormack Baron and Associates recently completed construction of the Irvine Inn, a 192-unit single-room-occupancy apartment building at Jamboree Road and Warner Avenue in Irvine.
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August 22, 2001 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Operators of the controversial Riverside Freeway Express Lanes charged Tuesday that a Riverside County lawsuit against the tollway will cost taxpayers millions of dollars and delay any solution to the notorious congestion until the next decade.
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December 18, 1988
Re your Dec. 11 editorial, "Commuters Not by Choice," about the lack of low-cost housing in Orange County: You bemoan the high cost of housing and the necessity of commuting for the average worker in Orange County, but stop for a moment to consider what forces are at work to bring this about. The rate of appreciation for the average apartment is outstripping the worker's ability to pay for it, and yet the rent increases have not kept pace with the "feeding frenzy" prices of Orange County's volatile real estate market, which is based on the expectations that rents will rise even higher.
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May 23, 2003 | Seema Mehta, Dan Weikel and Dave McKibben, Times Staff Writers
The California Coastal Commission is taking action against hundreds of property owners in south Orange County who allegedly have rented their condominiums instead of living in them as required when they bought the low-cost homes. Commission officials said Thursday they also are racing against the clock to try to block the sale of any of the condos at prevailing market values by these owners, some of whom may have received public subsidies to help buy the homes in the late 1970s and early '80s.
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August 22, 2001 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Operators of the controversial 91 Express Lanes charged Tuesday that a Riverside County lawsuit against the tollway will cost taxpayers millions of dollars and delay any solution to the notorious Riverside Freeway congestion until the next decade.
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April 1, 2006 | Stephen Clark, Times Staff Writer
As communities across the state struggle to find ways to create and maintain low-cost housing, one Orange County city is adopting a strategy first used by environmentalists to protect open space. Irvine, a rapidly growing city of 180,000, with outstanding schools and a low crime rate, is creating a land trust whose goal will be to make 10% of the city's housing permanently low-cost.
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November 25, 1992 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Because of an acute shortage of low-cost housing, more than eight out of every 10 poor families in Orange County rental units devote at least half of their income to rent--the second worst record in the country, according to a study released Tuesday by a national research group.
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April 24, 2000 | KAREN ALEXANDER and JUDY SILBER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With a well-documented shortage of housing countywide, regional planning authorities forecast that Orange County will need 75,000 new housing units in the next five years, a third of which they say should be priced for low-income and very-low-income residents. Individual cities are in the final stages of evaluating their own housing needs to meet a state-imposed planning deadline that will shape their building plans for five years.
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May 11, 2001 | KIMI YOSHINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Anaheim motel owner has filed a federal lawsuit challenging city restrictions on the length of stays at motels, often the housing of last resort for the poor. But even as that lawsuit and similar claims in such cities as Rosemead and Oakland churn through the court system, other cities are acting to keep people from using a motel as a home. The cities are adopting ordinances that require tenants to pay extra city taxes and move every 30 days. Other times, they simply reject permit requests.
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October 18, 2006 | Jennifer Delson, Times Staff Writer
In Orange County's pricey housing market, even some winners of a recent affordable-housing lottery were too cash-poor to take advantage of their luck and buy a house -- a situation one advocate called "ludicrous." Of 700 applicants, 143 winners in the development's first phase were called in late September to make sure they financially qualify to buy low-cost homes being built on the former Marine Corps Air Station site in Tustin.
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