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Renaldo Martinez Rios is one of 1,100 laborers and fieldworkers crowded into 140 trailers at the Oxnard Mobile Home Lodge near the Pacific Coast Highway. The $20-a-day strawberry picker and his 12-member family share a three-room trailer that is so cramped the family is forced to prepare its meals outside, next to a dusty street. Rios would like to move. "The problem is not finding a place where we can live, but finding a place that we can afford," he said.
The developer of Lawndale's only federally subsidized housing project for senior citizens has offered to settle a dispute with the city over the way a lottery to select tenants was conducted, but city officials said they are still considering a lawsuit against the company. City officials contend that the developer, Cooperative Services Inc.
March 5, 1996
Senior citizens in a rent-subsidized Inglewood housing complex can stay there, now that federal officials have announced that they plan to continue to help pay rent for at least another year. The 20-year Housing and Urban Development contract on rent subsidies at Inglewood Meadows was scheduled to expire this year, said building manager Judy McCloud. U.S. officials notified McCloud that they will continue the program for another year while Congress reevaluates housing programs.
March 31, 2013 | By Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - After George Lucas abandoned plans to build a movie studio along a woodsy road in Marin County, he complained about the permitting process in a place so environmentally friendly that hybrid-car ownership is four times the state average. His next move, some here say, was payback for what Lucas described in a written statement as the "bitterness and anger" expressed by his neighbors. The creator of "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" is working with a local foundation that hopes to build hundreds of units of affordable housing on a former dairy farm called Grady Ranch, where his studio would have risen.
November 7, 2013 | By Gale Holland
A sleek apartment complex opened Thursday in the heart of skid row, offering what backers hope will be a beacon for the neighborhood's homeless residents and a portal to an increasingly revitalized east side of downtown Los Angeles. The $28-million Gateways Apartments, at the corner of 5th and San Pedro streets, has amenities such as an open-air atrium, solar panels and a smoking lounge with its own filtration system. The eye-catching design contrasts sharply with the more institutional facades of the nearby homeless shelters.
February 26, 2014 | By Roger Vincent
Work is underway on Metro @ Compton Senior Apartments, a $19.5-million housing community near several transit stops, including the light rail Metro Blue Line. The project is being developed by Meta Housing Corp. of Los Angeles, which specializes in building subsidized housing for families and senior citizens. Residents of Metro @ Compton must be 55 or older. The County of Los Angeles Housing Authority helped fund the 75-unit complex under construction at 302 N. Tamarin Ave. in Compton.
December 12, 1997 | CLAIRE VITUCCI
San Fernando Gardens, one of 21 subsidized housing complexes in the city, will receive part of a $2.2-million federal grant to help fund its drug prevention and treatment programs, authorities said. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the money to the Housing Authority of the city of Los Angeles to fund the authority's Drug Elimination Program. Eight of the city's 21 low-income housing projects will split the grant.
May 24, 1992
"TRW Deal Seen as Job-Saving Model for State" (May 14): Your article outlines rent subsidies given to a large corporation to entice it to keep some 1,200 jobs in Orange, yet very little mention is made of one of the biggest reasons businesses large and small give for leaving Orange County, and indeed, for leaving California--the lack of housing their employees can afford. Aside from the city's program of low-interest loans to first-time home buyers, there is very little chance for housing affordable to our job force.
July 19, 1987
July Olson of the Verano Renters Assn. of UC Irvine housing intimates that members of her association deserve to pay $325 to $640 less than the market rent for apartments in the area because they are students and can't afford to pay any more, and because they earn less money than those "fortunates" who are out trying to make a living. My questions to Olson are: Who forced you into your "predicament" of a college education, and who do you think is paying for your subsidized housing?
July 9, 1989 | MARK A. STEIN, Times Staff Writer
Invoking a legal prohibition against commercial businesses in publicly subsidized housing, usually tolerant Berkeley city officials are taking a hard line against drug dealers by literally tossing them out into the street. It is not the first time a housing authority has used evictions to control rampant drug problems. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Jack Kemp has pledged vigorous enforcement of regulations permitting such evictions.
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