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May 13, 1991 | MARY HELEN BERG
When Phyllis Fleming's marriage ended, she discovered she needed a roommate to help pay the mortgage and keep up her four-bedroom home in Westminster. "I was alone in the house and I didn't have a lot of money," said Fleming, 56. "And I was lonely, so I wanted a roommate." After the first boarder moved on, Fleming had trouble finding another compatible roommate--until a friend told her about "senior shared housing."
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January 26, 2008 | Stephanie Simon, Times Staff Writer
In a peeling house on South 32nd Street, five friends came together to stretch their faith. They left comfortable apartments for a communal home within walking distance of a prison, a pawnshop, a derelict trailer park. Exhaust from a sugar beet factory drifted down the streets. Moving in last January, they pledged to spend one year together, learning to become true followers of Christ. They would give generously, love unconditionally.
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NEWS
January 31, 1985
Alternative Living for the Aging, a nonprofit organization, has opened its second cooperative housing project for seniors in the Beverly-Fairfax area. The 14 residents at Co-op II pay a monthly fee for a private room and bath and share household duties. The project is designed to provide older people an opportunity to share housing rather than living alone or in an institution, said Janet Witkin, executive director of the agency. The phone number is 933-5611.
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May 13, 2005 | Richard Simon, Times Staff Writer
The House approved a measure Thursday that would steer more anti-terrorism money to communities experts said faced the greatest attack risks, a change sparked by complaints from large states -- including California -- that the current system short changed them. The measure, approved by a 409-10 vote, calls for distributing funds -- an estimated $2 billion next year -- to firefighters, police and other first responders based on an evaluation of threats and vulnerabilities. Rep.
BUSINESS
October 7, 2001
"Housing Less Affordable as Rent-Wage Gap Widens" [Oct. 3] might as well have been titled "Housing Less Affordable as Population-Multifamily Units Gap Widens." As population grows and not enough new housing units are built, of course rents go higher for everyone. Local governments prefer retail outlets over housing because tax income is higher from sales than from property. Thus rents can only go up. There is no hope that subsidized housing can fill the gap. People are just going to have to share housing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1993
Homelessness is hard at any time of the year, but it is at its most painful when the weather turns rainy and chilly. Southern California's version of winter is here, as evidenced by all the homeless huddling under donated blankets on sidewalks. There are vacancies now at Skid Row single-resident-occupancy hotels because after cuts in the county's general relief program many people no longer can afford even such bare-bones shelter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 1986 | VICTOR MERINA, Times Staff Writer
Grappling with the prickly issue of overcrowded rental housing, the Los Angeles City Council gave tentative approval Tuesday to a proposed ordinance restricting the number of people who can share a rented house or apartment. After months of indecision, the council voted for a plan to limit the number of tenants according to the square footage of an apartment or rental home.
NEWS
October 24, 1986 | CHRISTINA STOLICKY
Two months ago, Diane Pennefather was in a financial bind, with a large rent payment due and no one to help. A divorced mother of two, Pennefather, 35, placed an ad in the newspaper looking for another single parent with children to share her La Palma home. During the first week, she received nearly 100 phone calls from single parents in the same situation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1990 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michelle Ellis works and lives in Mission Viejo. But home for Ellis, 23, and her 10-month-old son, Ryan, is not one of the expensive houses that have mushroomed in this sprawling, affluent South County community. It's her tan 1983 Toyota Camry parked on the street in front of the home where she works as a housekeeper during the day. Ellis is among a growing number of low-income single mothers who can no longer afford the high cost of housing and child care in South County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 1991
Senior citizens interested in sharing a house or apartment are invited to meet at 2 p.m. today at the Orange Senior Citizens Community Center. The monthly shared-housing meeting gives seniors a chance to talk with others seeking affordable housing. Each month, about 10 senior citizens find partners for shared housing. The center is at 170 S. Olive St.
BUSINESS
October 7, 2001
"Housing Less Affordable as Rent-Wage Gap Widens" [Oct. 3] might as well have been titled "Housing Less Affordable as Population-Multifamily Units Gap Widens." As population grows and not enough new housing units are built, of course rents go higher for everyone. Local governments prefer retail outlets over housing because tax income is higher from sales than from property. Thus rents can only go up. There is no hope that subsidized housing can fill the gap. People are just going to have to share housing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2001
Your June 24 editorial, "Building Low-Income Housing," was very welcome, as was the recent Orange County Grand Jury report on affordable housing. Unfortunately, even if each city complies with the editorial's recommendation to commit to providing shelter to all, we cannot and will not be successful in creating decent housing for a great percentage of our work force that earns $10 an hour or less. It is doubtful that any more than 100 units a year will be built for incomes of less than $20 an hour.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 2001 | DAVID PIERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Restituto de Dios is a sickly Filipino American World War II veteran who lives in a corner of a rented room in Panorama City. In this decaying house, De Dios and seven other former guerrillas who fought for the United States say they wait for a Memorial Day that will be something more than a reminder of injustice. The veterans say that President Franklin D.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2001 | DAVID KELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ventura County's boldest attempt to provide housing for the mentally ill may still be two years down the road, but it's already beset by political squabbling and questions about whether mentally ill and homeless people should share the same facility. Scheduled to open in April 2003, the complex planned for 29 acres on Lewis Road outside Camarillo is expected to house at least 125 mentally ill patients and offer shelter for homeless veterans and displaced families.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2000 | WILLIAM LOBDELL and MEG JAMES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Twelve years ago, the Irvine United Church of Christ opened its doors--and its arms--to a small Jewish congregation in search of a home. On Sunday, the church embraced followers of another faith--Islam--perhaps marking the first time in the United States that Christians, Jews and Muslims have worshiped under one roof. During the Sunday morning service, the Rev. Fred C.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1993
Homelessness is hard at any time of the year, but it is at its most painful when the weather turns rainy and chilly. Southern California's version of winter is here, as evidenced by all the homeless huddling under donated blankets on sidewalks. There are vacancies now at Skid Row single-resident-occupancy hotels because after cuts in the county's general relief program many people no longer can afford even such bare-bones shelter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 2001
Your June 24 editorial, "Building Low-Income Housing," was very welcome, as was the recent Orange County Grand Jury report on affordable housing. Unfortunately, even if each city complies with the editorial's recommendation to commit to providing shelter to all, we cannot and will not be successful in creating decent housing for a great percentage of our work force that earns $10 an hour or less. It is doubtful that any more than 100 units a year will be built for incomes of less than $20 an hour.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1993 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County supervisors moved closer Tuesday toward allowing welfare recipients, whose monthly grants have been slashed to $212, to work and share housing without being penalized. Most of the supervisors said they would support Supervisor Gloria Molina's proposal to allow the county's 102,495 General Relief recipients to share housing with one other person, to have $1,500 in savings and to earn $200 a month without having their grants reduced.
NEWS
May 16, 1993 | YURI KAGEYAMA, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Two electric rice cookers sit side by side in the kitchen, symbols of how far apart Takashi Uehara and his wife, Ritsuko, have grown in 17 years of marriage. They live more as grudging roommates than husband and wife. They do their cooking, cleaning and laundry separately. They have not had sex in more than two years. "Some people have told us our relationship is pathetic," Takashi Uehara said. "They can't understand why we're still together."
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