CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1987 |
In an effort to create housing for homeless and low-income people, Senate President Pro Tem David A. Roberti announced Thursday that he has introduced legislation to place an $850-million housing bond measure on the June, 1988, state ballot. "We are going to respond to the public demand that we do something about shelter and do something about the homeless," Roberti said in a press conference held on the dusty soil of Los Angeles' "urban campground."
August 6, 1988 |
New procedures have been established to permit the continued emigration of Soviet Armenians to the United States, U.S. Embassy officials announced Friday. Relatives of Armenians who were scheduled to leave for the United States before Sept. 30 but were prevented from doing so when federal refugee funds for resettlement ran out may sponsor their immigration by guaranteeing financial support, the officials said.
November 17, 2009 |
The Democratic-controlled Senate today thwarted an effort to block spending for upgrading facilities in the United States for housing prisoners transferred from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a move that Illinois officials feared could have complicated efforts to place detainees at a prison in their state. The measure was defeated on a mostly party-line vote of 57-43. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) proposed the restriction as an amendment to a spending bill for military construction and veterans programs, telling his colleagues, "If you want terrorists here, then vote against this amendment."
May 27, 1997 |
Thousands of public housing projects across the country--21 of them in Los Angeles alone--stand as ugly monuments to the Depression era. Many of them are dilapidated and infested with rats, roaches and crime; and most of the projects nationwide are densely populated with unemployed residents who are reluctant to find work, lest their rent payments increase. Not having a job guarantees a lower rent under current federal rules.
January 3, 1989 |
The cost of housing in San Diego County will continue to rise rapidly this year, although at a somewhat slower rate than in 1988, several housing experts predicted last week. The same market factors that drove prices to unprecedented heights last year--the shrinking supply of new housing in the county's subdivisions combined with rapid population and job growth--remain realities in 1989.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 1990 |
Annette Smock survives on $439 a month in Social Security disability benefits, but like many on fixed incomes at the West Grove Mobile Home Park near the Garden Grove Freeway, it may no longer be enough. Last September the Mel Mack Co., owner of the mobile home park on Hoover Street, began charging residents fees for water and trash collection, then raised the monthly rent by $30 per mobile home in January.