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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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May 23, 1991 | Agnes Herman, Agnes Herman is a writer, lecturer and retired social worker living in Lake San Marcos
"I have the best roommate I have ever had," says Charn Kibler, not quite 40 years old. Her roommate is past 60. They have been together for a year and a half and share more than living quarters: The foundation of their compatibility is good will and an ability to compromise. Two congenial cats complete the household. Not coincidentally, Kibler is the supervisor of Senior Services and Shared Housing for Lifeline, a social service agency in Vista.
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July 8, 1988 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, Times Staff Writer
Bill Dafft knew he needed someone in the house. He was 70 and the old war wounds and hip replacement were getting to him. He spent most of his days in a wheelchair, smoking Winstons and watching television. One thing was certain, though. Dafft didn't want to go to a nursing home. He could still get around and dress himself. It was the cooking that was tough.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 2000 | Jennifer Kho, (949) 574-4209
The Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center will host a Shared Housing Mixer at 1 p.m. today featuring information about shared living and an opportunity to meet other people interested in shared housing. The center is at 24932 Veterans Way. Information: (949) 470-3062.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1993 | DANIELLE A. FOUQUETTE
A program that matches homeowners with people who wish to share a house, apartment or other residence is offered through the city's Human Services department. Shared Housing was started by the city in 1976 as a referral service for homeowners who wanted to share their home. Director of human services Betty Escobosa said that she does not keep track of how many matches have resulted from the service but that the number of inquiries is steady.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1993
Demand for low-cost senior-citizen housing in high-rent Orange County is so great that the current waiting list for county rental assistance to the elderly is 5 to 10 years; no new names are currently being accepted for the waiting list and no new federally funded apartment projects have been planned in the county for low-income seniors.
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March 22, 1987 | MIKE OWEN, Associated Press
Home-sharing may not be for everyone, but for a growing number of elderly people around Philadelphia it is working out just fine. Take Doris Levine, for instance. She had extra space in her three-bedroom row house in west Philadelphia and wanted to rent out a bedroom. "I was here by myself and I thought I could at least have a little company," said Levine, 81, who found a tenant through a program that helps bring together elderly and young people in home-sharing arrangements.
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.
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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.
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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
February 15, 2000 | Jennifer Kho, (949) 574-4209
The Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center will host a Shared Housing Mixer at 1 p.m. today featuring information about shared living and an opportunity to meet other people interested in shared housing. The center is at 24932 Veterans Way. Information: (949) 470-3062.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1998 | JERRY HICKS
Some of us get rankled by too much government intrusion in our lives. But here's an interesting county government role that's working out in most cases, one that doesn't get a lot of attention: matchmaking. I don't mean where the government helps singles find future spouses--though that's happened on an occasion or two. It's called shared housing, and it's organized by the county's Area Agency on Aging.
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September 23, 1991 | TAMMERLIN DRUMMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
George Hedden, a 100-year-old widower, was having trouble staying on top of the household chores at his two-bedroom Pasadena home. But when relatives suggested that he move into a retirement home, the energetic, retired railroad worker refused. "I took him around to some, but unfortunately it was right after lunch and (the residents) were all falling asleep," his daughter-in-law, Kay Hedden, said. "He said they made him feel old."
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September 18, 1992 | SUE REILLY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Betty Daniel is a volunteer at the Valley Storefront Multiservice Center for Seniors in North Hollywood, so she knew all about the center's Shared Housing Program. The 3-year-old program pairs Valley people who would like to share their living space with those looking for housing. Many who sign up for the program have lost a husband or wife and want company as well as the added income. "That's why I decided to share my house. I was lonely and wanted some extra money.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1993 | DANIELLE A. FOUQUETTE
A program that matches homeowners with people who wish to share a house, apartment or other residence is offered through the city's Human Services department. Shared Housing was started by the city in 1976 as a referral service for homeowners who wanted to share their home. Director of human services Betty Escobosa said that she does not keep track of how many matches have resulted from the service but that the number of inquiries is steady.
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