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December 18, 1990 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A proposal by lame-duck Gov. George Deukmejian to reduce the renters tax credit was strongly denounced Monday as a special tax increase on the poor during a rare hearing in Los Angeles by the state Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee. Majority-party Democrats opposed to the governor's plan moved the hearing from Sacramento because of the high renter population here. Renters constitute about 65% of the households in Los Angeles, or 817,000 families, according to city housing officials.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1996 | LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Calling it a direct challenge to local control, the City Council last week urged residents to vote against a measure on Tuesday's ballot that would deregulate mobile home parks. Proposition 199 would phase out rent control on mobile home parks and prohibit cities from enacting rent control legislation.
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NEWS
December 3, 1990 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even though she was on welfare, Muriel Jordan thought she could afford the $275 to $360 monthly rent on apartments she saw advertised in the Northern California city of Woodland in September, 1985. She learned that prospective tenants must have monthly incomes equal to three times the monthly rent. With an Aid to Families with Dependent Children benefit of only $698, she could not apply.
NEWS
February 5, 1993 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Democratic majority on the Franchise Tax Board on Thursday rejected the Wilson Administration's request to delay tax refunds destined for low-income renters, saying the move would have denied funds to those most in need. The two Democrats on the three-member board--Controller Gray Davis and Board of Equalization Chairman Brad Sherman--then ordered the board's staff to immediately begin processing about $26 million in refunds that had been withheld since last week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 1996 | LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Calling it a direct challenge to local control, the City Council last week urged residents to vote against a measure on Tuesday's ballot that would deregulate mobile home parks. Proposition 199 would phase out rent control on mobile home parks and prohibit cities from enacting rent control legislation.
NEWS
February 5, 1993 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Democratic majority on the Franchise Tax Board on Thursday rejected the Wilson Administration's request to delay tax refunds destined for low-income renters, saying the move would have denied funds to those most in need. The two Democrats on the three-member board--Controller Gray Davis and Board of Equalization Chairman Brad Sherman--then ordered the board's staff to immediately begin processing about $26 million in refunds that had been withheld since last week.
NEWS
May 16, 1991 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Income tax refunds due hundreds of thousands of Californians who claimed a renter's credit are being delayed this month because the state has not set aside enough money to pay them. In a development that suggests a dramatic rise in the number of Californians renting instead of buying homes, state finance officials said an unprecedented number applied for the renter's credits this year, depleting funds earmarked for that purpose.
NEWS
November 28, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The state is offering $28 million in low-interest loans for the rehabilitation and development of rural hotels and rental properties in California. The Department of Housing and Community Development said the funds were approved by the voters in 1988 and 1990 as Propositions 77, 84 and 107. The 20-year and 30-year loans are being offered to commercial and nonprofit developers, owners of rental properties and local government agencies at a simple interest rate of 3%.
NEWS
October 4, 1991 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gov. Pete Wilson, refusing to whittle away at the state budget compromise he fashioned with the Legislature, Thursday vetoed legislation aimed at restoring $135 million worth of income tax breaks taken from renters. In a message accompanying his veto of the bill by Assemblyman Mike Gotch (D-San Diego), Wilson insisted the unpopular tax increases and spending cuts enacted last summer to balance the budget were intended to "spread the pain" across all economic and social levels of California.
BUSINESS
December 12, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Bank of America to Announce Housing Program: The San Francisco bank is expected to disclose today a multimillion-dollar commitment for low-income rental housing in California and six other states in the West. The investments will be made through two equity funds operated by the Local Initiatives Support Corp., which raises money to invest in low-income housing. The other states are Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington.
NEWS
October 4, 1991 | CARL INGRAM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gov. Pete Wilson, refusing to whittle away at the state budget compromise he fashioned with the Legislature, Thursday vetoed legislation aimed at restoring $135 million worth of income tax breaks taken from renters. In a message accompanying his veto of the bill by Assemblyman Mike Gotch (D-San Diego), Wilson insisted the unpopular tax increases and spending cuts enacted last summer to balance the budget were intended to "spread the pain" across all economic and social levels of California.
NEWS
May 16, 1991 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Income tax refunds due hundreds of thousands of Californians who claimed a renter's credit are being delayed this month because the state has not set aside enough money to pay them. In a development that suggests a dramatic rise in the number of Californians renting instead of buying homes, state finance officials said an unprecedented number applied for the renter's credits this year, depleting funds earmarked for that purpose.
NEWS
December 18, 1990 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A proposal by lame-duck Gov. George Deukmejian to reduce the renters tax credit was strongly denounced Monday as a special tax increase on the poor during a rare hearing in Los Angeles by the state Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee. Majority-party Democrats opposed to the governor's plan moved the hearing from Sacramento because of the high renter population here. Renters constitute about 65% of the households in Los Angeles, or 817,000 families, according to city housing officials.
NEWS
December 3, 1990 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even though she was on welfare, Muriel Jordan thought she could afford the $275 to $360 monthly rent on apartments she saw advertised in the Northern California city of Woodland in September, 1985. She learned that prospective tenants must have monthly incomes equal to three times the monthly rent. With an Aid to Families with Dependent Children benefit of only $698, she could not apply.
NEWS
November 28, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The state is offering $28 million in low-interest loans for the rehabilitation and development of rural hotels and rental properties in California. The Department of Housing and Community Development said the funds were approved by the voters in 1988 and 1990 as Propositions 77, 84 and 107. The 20-year and 30-year loans are being offered to commercial and nonprofit developers, owners of rental properties and local government agencies at a simple interest rate of 3%.
REAL ESTATE
September 8, 1985
The third annual Donald G. Hagman Commemorative Program Sept. 26-27 at UCLA will deal with the subject, "Rental Housing in California: Are Market Forces and Public Policies on a Collision Course?" The $135, two-day program at the UCLA Faculty Center is sponsored by UCLA Extension's Public Policy Program and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Co-sponsors are the university's School of Law and School of Architecture and Urban Planning and the UC Irvine Program in Social Ecology.
OPINION
June 7, 2003
Re "The 'Granny Unit' Option for a Rental-Squeezed L.A.," Opinion, June 1: Gregg Goldin fails to mention AB 1866, effective July 1, which is the recent attempt by the Legislature to correct the lack of rental housing in California. This bill mandates that all municipalities and counties ease restrictions on second units in residential areas (R-1) regardless of present zoning laws and without any public hearing. These units take only over-the-counter approval and can be rented to anyone, not just family members.
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