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August 14, 1990
The city of Los Angeles filed a lawsuit Monday against Bishop H.H. Brookins that seeks to recover $48,259 in city rent subsidies that were paid to a poverty program run by the bishop. The Superior Court suit alleges that Brookins, a leader of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and longtime mentor to Mayor Tom Bradley, concealed his ownership of the South Los Angeles building from the city in the mid-1980s to qualify for the rent funds.
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August 15, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Faced with a crime surge in public housing, the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday ordered a review of how well the Housing Authority protects its residents. Overall, crime has increased 21% in housing projects this year, while the number of Housing Authority police dropped from 76 to 47 officers in the last two years, officials said.
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April 11, 1996 | PAUL H. JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Linda Clemons points to the windows in her apartment in the Pueblo del Rio housing project in Vernon and shakes her head. The windows only open at a 45-degree angle, and she knows this is a safety hazard. "If the house catches fire and you can't get out the front door, or you can't get through the side door, [you will be trapped]," she said, "I can't fit through these windows." Clemons has lived in this apartment for eight years and in Pueblo del Rio for 16.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 2001 | PATRICK McGREEVY and ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Crime reports in Los Angeles' public housing projects have climbed 21%, while the number of Housing Authority police officers has declined and many areas have no patrols for 12 hours at a time, city officials said Monday. The problem has prompted City Council President Alex Padilla to call for an examination of the authority's police deployment practices. "The resources we are giving the Housing Authority projects are insufficient," Padilla said.
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August 23, 1991 | PENELOPE McMILLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"We want to be able to run our own apartments, to show the city we can do it," Andres Castellon, a tenant at the Estrada Courts public housing project, said as he tried on a rented cap and gown. The outfit was for graduation ceremonies this weekend at Estrada, where tenants have pioneered a small but growing movement to run and eventually own their housing complexes.
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January 25, 1992 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A waiting list of families wanting to live in Los Angeles' public housing projects nearly doubled over the past year to 20,000 applicants in line for 100 vacancies each month, city housing officials said. The demand so greatly outstrips supply that many families will have to wait five years before they can move into the city's 18 housing projects, according to Los Angeles Housing Authority officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1991 | RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles redevelopment officials Monday proposed a multimillion-dollar city buyout of a controversial low-income housing development that is the focus of a political corruption investigation involving one of Mayor Tom Bradley's campaign fund-raisers.
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August 6, 1991 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With an average rent of $222 a month, staying at the Ramona Gardens housing project in East Los Angeles is relatively easy. Getting out is the hard part. As residents of the 497-unit complex mourned last weekend's death of 19-year-old Arturo Jimenez at the hands of sheriff's deputies, they were remembering not just a neighbor but a member of la familia-- one of the many people who have spent most of their lives in the oldest city-run housing project.
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November 18, 1995 | TIM MAY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Low-cost housing advocates said Friday that a grass-roots lobbying campaign waged by thousands of low-income renters from Los Angeles and other areas of the country helped save part of a federal housing program slated for elimination by Congress. A decision this week by a congressional conference committee--although not the last word--has assured that the Low Income Housing Preservation and Resident Home Ownership Act would be funded for one more year, they said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1995
Baldwin Park will receive $281,500 in public housing modernization grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, a congressman said Monday. Rep. Matthew G. Martinez (D-Monterey Park) said the funds will be earmarked for the replacement of water heaters, roofs and worn-out appliances. The money also will enable the city to upgrade security, improve utility doors and re-landscape the complex grounds, he said.
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March 19, 2001 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN and ERIN TEXEIRA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The federal government will give $50 million to public housing authorities in Los Angeles and nine other cities across the country to help them pay utility bills that have soared because of rising power costs and unusually cold winter weather. The emergency relief effort, to be announced today, also will provide $55 million to help the nation's other 3,100 public housing agencies pay utility bills that exceeded their budgets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2001 | ANTONIO OLIVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The construction scaffolding still surrounds an unfinished Pico Aliso senior citizens housing complex in Boyle Heights. But community leaders nonetheless gathered Thursday beneath the $6.5-million structure's wood skeleton at 1st and Clarence streets to celebrate what they see as another manifestation of a long-awaited neighborhood renaissance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 4, 2000 | CARLA RIVERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There are not many monuments to hope on the tattered, desperate streets of downtown Los Angeles' skid row. But on a dusty block of Fifth Street, at the corner of San Julian Street, where misery is often palpable, a modest symbol of renewal is rising. The 100-year-old Southern Hotel, gutted, with its bones on display like a clanky skeleton, is still mostly in shambles. But taking shape are 55 rooms that will house homeless veterans in need of as much rehabilitation as the hotel itself.
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September 20, 1999 | MATEA GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Claudia Martinon's new home is only a block from her old apartment, in the same Boyle Heights public housing project where she has lived for seven years. But the beige and gray stucco townhouse seems like a world away. Broken pipes and loose cabinets plagued her apartment in the Pico Aliso project, 50-year-old barracks that are the largest public housing development west of the Mississippi. Martinon, her husband and their two daughters had no shower or doorbell.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1999 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An early morning fire in a city-owned apartment complex for the elderly and disabled killed one woman and left several other people injured Friday, even as firefighters and other residents battled thick, black smoke to help frightened tenants to safety. "It was a total panic," said Steve Katz, 35, the youngest resident of the building where the fire broke out. Katz shepherded four frightened residents to safety with equipment from the earthquake kit he keeps by his bed.
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May 12, 1999 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Confronted with conflicting claims about the management of money intended to help poor people with AIDS obtain housing, Los Angeles City Council members recently voted to halt disbursement of the grants while they studied the results of a city audit. The result: Hundreds of poor people with AIDS and in desperate straits have temporarily lost rental subsidies of $100 a month, although the city has the money to pay them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1994
A federal grant of $4.66 million has been awarded to build 40 units of public housing scattered around Los Angeles as replacements for low-income apartments damaged in the Northridge earthquake, officials announced Tuesday. The award to the Housing Authority will be used to build low-rise apartments or townhouses designed to blend into neighborhoods, said Don Smith, the Housing Authority's executive director.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1992 | JOHN SCHWADA
A Los Angeles City Council panel Monday recommended approval of a low-interest, $1.03-million loan to help finance a new 50-unit housing project on a troubled block of Blythe Street in Van Nuys. The council's Community Redevelopment and Housing Committee endorsed the loan to the Nelson Network Inc., a for-profit company, in an effort by the city government to rehabilitate the neighborhood. The Nelson project at 14600 Blythe St. will replace 15 existing units where about 50 people now live.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1998 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Of all the people at a dedication ceremony Thursday praising L.A. Family Housing Corp. for its work in getting homeless families off the streets and back on their feet, Mary Cox had perhaps the highest praise. The single mother, 31, said she became homeless after losing her job caring for an elderly patient who died in October 1997.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1998 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Of all the people at a dedication ceremony Thursday praising Los Angeles Family Housing Corp. for its work in getting homeless families off the streets and back on their feet, Mary Cox had perhaps the highest praise. The 31-year-old single mother said she became homeless after losing her job caring for an elderly patient who died in October 1997.
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