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May 16, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
The Orange County Housing and Community Development Department began a campaign this week to attract four top administrators. The department needs replacements for four key employees who recently retired, said Ken Domer, community relations manager. The salaries for the jobs range from $42,000 to $70,000 annually. The jobs are described at http://www.oc.ca.gov.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2001 | JENNIFER MENA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal report has recommended that Orange County and a coalition of nonprofit groups be required to return $70,000 in federal funds because they spent the money in violation of guidelines. According to the report issued this week, the Orange County Housing and Community Development Department and the Mercy House Coalition in Santa Ana spent nearly $300,000 of a grant without proving that the expenditures met requirements of a federally funded homeless program.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1997 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After several residents complained that contractors performed shoddy work, Orange County's housing agency plans to impose new rules for its home rehabilitation program. The changes come after the Housing and Community Development Department inspected all 235 homes that received rehab work over the last two years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
The Orange County Housing and Community Development Department began a campaign this week to attract four top administrators. The department needs replacements for four key employees who recently retired, said Ken Domer, community relations manager. The salaries for the jobs range from $42,000 to $70,000 annually. The jobs are described at http://www.oc.ca.gov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1996 | SHELBY GRAD
A program run by the county's Housing and Redevelopment Department has been honored by a national urban affairs association. The Community and Housing Rehabilitation Program recruits young men and women from struggling communities and puts them to work painting and repairing homes in their neighborhoods. The homes are usually inhabited by senior citizens, disabled people and low-income residents who cannot afford to complete the repairs on their own.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1998 | JEAN O. PASCO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The county's Housing and Community Development Department has made strides to improve operations over the last year but still has some work to do, according to an audit released Tuesday. The Board of Supervisors requested the audit after several residents complained that contractors performed shoddy and potentially hazardous work as part of a low-cost housing rehabilitation program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1998 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An 18-month investigation into allegations of incomplete and shoddy work performed under a county-run housing rehabilitation program concluded Thursday with charges against one contractor and one resident. The charges, which accuse the two of securing payments for work that wasn't actually completed, stemmed from an investigation by the Sheriff's Department and county prosecutors into more than 230 rehabilitation projects.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1992 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A county division that controls $12 million in housing and redevelopment funds must begin a wholesale review of its fiscal procedures to avoid repeated abuses, according to a report released Monday. The report, from the County Environmental Management Agency, validates all of the reforms proposed last month by an auditor's report that found the Housing and Community Development Division to be riddled with mismanagement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1994 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County Grand Jury on Thursday criticized the county Housing and Redevelopment Department for a range of inadequacies, including an inefficient system of paying contractors and sloppily dressed and rude employees. Jurors also dinged the department for a painfully slow internal mail service that recently took seven days to route correspondence several blocks, from grand jury members to the office of Housing Assistance Services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2001 | JENNIFER MENA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal report has recommended that Orange County and a coalition of nonprofit groups be required to return $70,000 in federal funds because they spent the money in violation of guidelines. According to the report issued this week, the Orange County Housing and Community Development Department and the Mercy House Coalition in Santa Ana spent nearly $300,000 of a grant without proving that the expenditures met requirements of a federally funded homeless program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1998 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An 18-month investigation into allegations of incomplete and shoddy work performed under a county-run housing rehabilitation program concluded Thursday with charges against one contractor and one resident. The charges, which accuse the two of securing payments for work that wasn't actually completed, stemmed from an investigation by the Sheriff's Department and county prosecutors into more than 230 rehabilitation projects.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 7, 1998 | JEAN O. PASCO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The county's Housing and Community Development Department has made strides to improve operations over the last year but still has some work to do, according to an audit released Tuesday. The Board of Supervisors requested the audit after several residents complained that contractors performed shoddy and potentially hazardous work as part of a low-cost housing rehabilitation program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 10, 1997 | SHELBY GRAD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After several residents complained that contractors performed shoddy work, Orange County's housing agency plans to impose new rules for its home rehabilitation program. The changes come after the Housing and Community Development Department inspected all 235 homes that received rehab work over the last two years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1996 | SHELBY GRAD
A program run by the county's Housing and Redevelopment Department has been honored by a national urban affairs association. The Community and Housing Rehabilitation Program recruits young men and women from struggling communities and puts them to work painting and repairing homes in their neighborhoods. The homes are usually inhabited by senior citizens, disabled people and low-income residents who cannot afford to complete the repairs on their own.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1994 | KEVIN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Orange County Grand Jury on Thursday criticized the county Housing and Redevelopment Department for a range of inadequacies, including an inefficient system of paying contractors and sloppily dressed and rude employees. Jurors also dinged the department for a painfully slow internal mail service that recently took seven days to route correspondence several blocks, from grand jury members to the office of Housing Assistance Services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 1992 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A county division that controls $12 million in housing and redevelopment funds must begin a wholesale review of its fiscal procedures to avoid repeated abuses, according to a report released Monday. The report, from the County Environmental Management Agency, validates all of the reforms proposed last month by an auditor's report that found the Housing and Community Development Division to be riddled with mismanagement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1999
A rare chance to apply for federal housing subsidies could provide welcome help to thousands of Orange County families. Unfortunately, the time allowed to apply has been short and is about to end. The need for affordable rentals is acute and the requests for assistance are expected to be overwhelming.
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