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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1995
Some relief may be in sight for Monterey Park senior citizens who have to wait as long as eight years for subsidized housing. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced funding for the development of a $5-million, 67-apartment complex for senior citizens on a vacant city lot at Ramona and Newmark avenues. Construction of the project, a partnership between the Monterey Park Redevelopment Agency and the nonprofit TELACU Development Corp.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 2001 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It wasn't enough to turn this eyesore-of-an-apartment complex in Pomona into a place families would really want to live. The developers decided that in its second life, Park William Apartments would both shelter and feed its residents. So, in a novel teaming of community, a group of Cal Poly Pomona students brought the best of their education to bear and taught 60 adults and 90 children how to grow their own food on land that was once the selling ground of drug dealers.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 11, 1991 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The streets and alleys of the labyrinthine San Fernando Gardens housing project transform at night: They become drive-through drug markets, gang war zones, speedways where drunk drivers crash into parked cars. So Rosa Roman and other tenants are pleased that the Los Angeles Housing Authority has begun constructing an eight-foot fence to enclose the 30-acre, 2,000-resident public housing complex in Pacoima.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 2000 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two working-class cities that compete strongly for local casino gambling dollars are cooperating to build one of the largest single-family housing projects in southeast Los Angeles County. Well, they are cooperating as much as can be expected from two longtime rivals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 29, 2001 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It wasn't enough to turn this eyesore-of-an-apartment complex in Pomona into a place families would really want to live. The developers decided that in its second life, Park William Apartments would both shelter and feed its residents. So, in a novel teaming of community, a group of Cal Poly Pomona students brought the best of their education to bear and taught 60 adults and 90 children how to grow their own food on land that was once the selling ground of drug dealers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1998
More than 96,000 people have applied for Section 8 rent subsidies since registration reopened Sept. 15, city housing authority officials said Thursday. Even with nearly a week left before the Oct. 1 deadline, the figure has surpassed the record of 81,859 applicants in 1990, said Don Smith, executive director of the Los Angeles Housing Authority. "Applicants have responded faster than we expected," said Section 8 Director Steve Renahan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 1992 | JOHN CHANDLER
A San Fernando Valley legal aid firm has withdrawn its lawsuit challenging Lancaster's plan to build $24 million in roadway overpasses with money reserved under state law for promoting housing for low- to moderate-income residents.
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November 8, 1992 | DUKE HELFAND
The city will use $653,350 allocated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to subsidize monthly rents for about 60 very-low-income households over the next two years, officials said. Recipients will be chosen from a waiting list of about 2,000 eligible renters. Although details have yet to be finalized, city officials are looking into two possibilities.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1995
A pilot project designed to speed housing credits to poor Long Beach residents was suspended Monday by the city's Housing Authority Commission. The commission--which includes the entire City Council--voted 8 to 3 to halt and review the so-called Blitz project. The program had been criticized recently by residents and city housing staff who said officials had relaxed screenings of residents who apply for federal rent subsidies.
NEWS
January 11, 1994 | JOCELYN Y. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A sometimes unruly crowd of more than 2,500 people gathered Monday at Burbank City Hall to apply for 25 vacancies on a low-income housing list and had to be dispersed by police worried that children, the elderly and disabled would be injured in the shoving. The incident illustrates "the very severe need" for more low-cost housing in the city and county, said Burbank Mayor George Battey.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1998
More than 96,000 people have applied for Section 8 rent subsidies since registration reopened Sept. 15, city housing authority officials said Thursday. Even with nearly a week left before the Oct. 1 deadline, the figure has surpassed the record of 81,859 applicants in 1990, said Don Smith, executive director of the Los Angeles Housing Authority. "Applicants have responded faster than we expected," said Section 8 Director Steve Renahan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1997 | JILL LEOVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For 10 years, the Promenade apartment complex, one of the most prominent buildings in downtown Burbank, has set aside nearly 80 units for poor and moderate-income residents as part of a deal in which the city helped finance construction costs. But as of this month, notices have gone out that the owner will exercise its right to end the arrangement, leaving residents with a grim choice: come up with more rent, or move.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1996 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With little fanfare or publicity, a controversial East Los Angeles economic development firm is venturing into the San Fernando Valley with the construction of a 75-unit senior housing project in Pacoima. The low-income project on Mercer Street will sit on what is now a weed-covered lot strewn with discarded furniture and soiled mattresses. Graffiti covers nearby brick walls.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1996 | KATE FOLMAR
For their contributions to the residents of the San Fernando Gardens public housing development, nine Angelenos were lauded Thursday night by the development's resident advisory council. Josephine Barry, who has volunteered at San Fernando Gardens for two years, was honored for her work establishing a tutoring program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1995
Considering they're buying into Pico Rivera's first single-family residential development in a decade, 13 customers in three days may not be astounding. But it is to those who remember the scene at 7100 Rosemead Blvd. a year ago. Before the city bought the property in central Pico Rivera last year, the property was a blight, home only to three run-down motels and a occasional drug bust, according to local sheriff's deputies. But soon it will be the site of 113 homes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 16, 1995
A pilot project designed to speed housing credits to poor Long Beach residents was suspended Monday by the city's Housing Authority Commission. The commission--which includes the entire City Council--voted 8 to 3 to halt and review the so-called Blitz project. The program had been criticized recently by residents and city housing staff who said officials had relaxed screenings of residents who apply for federal rent subsidies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1995
Considering they're buying into Pico Rivera's first single-family residential development in a decade, 13 customers in three days may not be astounding. But it is to those who remember the scene at 7100 Rosemead Blvd. a year ago. Before the city bought the property in central Pico Rivera last year, the property was a blight, home only to three run-down motels and a occasional drug bust, according to local sheriff's deputies. But soon it will be the site of 113 homes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 2000 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two working-class cities that compete strongly for local casino gambling dollars are cooperating to build one of the largest single-family housing projects in southeast Los Angeles County. Well, they are cooperating as much as can be expected from two longtime rivals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1995
Some relief may be in sight for Monterey Park senior citizens who have to wait as long as eight years for subsidized housing. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced funding for the development of a $5-million, 67-apartment complex for senior citizens on a vacant city lot at Ramona and Newmark avenues. Construction of the project, a partnership between the Monterey Park Redevelopment Agency and the nonprofit TELACU Development Corp.
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