Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit 1 Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend (1 Shares)  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites View Article Stats   No comments

General News

Report on New Threats to HUD Affordable Housing in Los Angeles

By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 1 of 1 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It Headlined to None 3/5/12

Report on New Threats to HUD Affordable Housing in Los Angeles by CES & Public Counsel
March 4, 2012


A Report on At-Risk Affordable Housing in Los Angeles by Public Counsel and the Coalition for Economic Survival


Los Angeles continues to face a shortage of housing that is affordable to low-income residents. Meanwhile, much of the City's affordable housing is at risk of being lost in the next few years due to the maturity of HUD-subsidized mortgages. This report describes what's at risk and why, and outlines some responses that are needed to keep this housing affordable.

The Coalition for Economic Survival (CES) has been providing outreach, training and organizing assistance to tenants living in HUD subsidized housing where owners are seeking to opt-out of the project-based Section 8 rent subsidy contract or prepay the HUD subsidized mortgage, thus removing federal rent restrictions for over two decades. CES' work has resulted in many subsidized housing units being preserved as affordable. But, many more units are still at-risk. This report describes the crisis that is upon us.

CES tenant leaders living at an at-risk HUD subsidized housing complex explain their fight to preserve their affordable housing to United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing Raquel Rolnik in November 2009. La Villa Hermosa Apartments is in South Los Angeles close to the University of Southern California where many landlords have been pushing out long term, low rent tenants in order to get higher rents from short term USC students.

Larry Gross is the Executive Director of the Coalition for Economic Survival (CES). He has been with CES for 40 years, since its inception in 1973. CES is a grassroots, multi-racial, multi-ethnic tenants' rights organization serving low and moderate (more...)

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Follow Me on Twitter

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

West Hollywood: City Built on Rent Control Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Protests Erupt As LA City Council Kills Rent Freeze

PEOPLE'S VICTORY!! US Court of Appeals Rules to Protect Section 8 Tenants

Walmart Workers & Supporters Rally and Demand Justice at South L.A. Walmart

United Nations Investigates Affordable Housing Crisis in LA

Spectacular Tribute to Woody Guthrie at Los Angeles Concert Honoring Legendary Icon


The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
No comments