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Housing

Life Creeping Back in at Lincoln Place

By Greta Cobar Apartment Investment and Management Company (Aimco) received the loan needed to redevelop Lincoln Place. Being one of the country’s largest owners and operators of apartments, Aimco received the largest unsubsidized loan ever insured by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. It amounted to $190.7 millions and it was awarded October...

The Venice Sleep Out

By Charles Dunn What had begun two years ago, has now transpired in to an Annual event, thanks to the hard work of all the teams involved. The day August 25 started at 4pm, even the weather turned up in its full vibrance and glory for the event. There were Shoots and Ladders on a...

“Make all those poor people go away, Daddy!”

By Mary Getlein Well, sweetness, we are doing the best we can – we’ve made it illegal to sit in the sand after midnight – that probably gets rid of a bunch right there. It’s illegal to feed them. It’s illegal to give them money. It’s illegal to talk to them. We have to isolate...

Evicted Family Camps Out At Former Home

By CJ Gronner The Gonzalez family had lived at 1033 Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice since 1953, when it was still called West Washington Boulevard. Mr. Gon- zalez worked hard as a gardener at the Fox Hills Golf Course. He saved up, bought his home in Venice, and owned it outright, free and clear. He...

Roadmap to Housing turns into a Lonesome Highway

By Greta Cobar In what could be a viewed as a publicity stunt at best or another slap in the face, councilperson Bill Rosendahl made headlines this week as he ceremoniously handed Alfred Adkins the keys to an apartment in Venice. This is the so-called success story of People Assisting the Homeless (PATH), an organization...

Not Just The Rich Can Live At The Beach

By Carol Fondiller Years ago, shortly after the earth cooled, I became interested in housing matters. It was a matter of self-interest. During the late ‘60s there was a real estate boom, and property owners in Venice, who derived profits from renting below-code substandard units at fairly low rents, saw the opportunity to make a...

Lincoln Place: A Community Victory – Part Two

Amanda Seward’s story of the victorious struggle of Lincoln Place tenants began in last month’s Beachhead. You can read it from the beginning at http://bit.ly/d6dy8c. By Amanda Seward Several eviction lawyers offered advice and legal forms that accelerated our learning curve.  Eviction Defense Network attorneys Elena Popp, Robert Reed and Leah Simon-Weisberg helped, as well...

This is Festival Month in Venice

Don’t even think about missing the fun. Two of the best, and longest running outdoor events take place in September: Jazz at Palms Court/Venice Music Festival (see page 7) and the Abbot Kinney Festival (see back page). Sunday, Sept. 19, is the 18th annual benefit fundraiser for the Venice Community Housing Corporation. Two events take...

HUD Grant Will House 19 Homeless People

The Venice Community Housing Corporation (VCHC) recently received $1.3 million from the Housing Urban Development (HUD) to provide low-income housing to 19 people in Venice who are homeless and suffer from mental illness or other disabilities. The participants will have to pay thirty percent of their incomes in rent, and the rest will be covered...
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