L.A. Housing Authority to begin rebuilding Pico-Aliso public-housing community.LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 10, 1996--The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles is the public housing agency for Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1938. There are more than 60 public housing locations in Los Angeles. has received the green light to begin one of the most ambitious and socially significant urban- redevelopment efforts in the city's history.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD Hud (hd), a pre-Qur'anic prophet of Islam. Hud unsuccessfully exhorted his South Arabian people, the Ad, to worship the One God. ), in its letter of approval for the $50 million program to Housing Authority Executive Director Don Smith, said it is ``pleased to inform the Housing Authority that the HOPE VI Revised Revitalization Plan grant for Pico Gardens-Aliso Apartments has been approved.''
``We are celebrating HUD's blessing,'' said Chairperson Ozie B. Gonzaque, HACLA HACLA Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (California) Board of Commissioners. ``This grant is an approval of our approach to revolutionary social change in the Pico-Aliso community.''
``The revitalization plan, the largest west of the Mississippi River Mississippi River
River, central U.S. It rises at Lake Itasca in Minnesota and flows south, meeting its major tributaries, the Missouri and the Ohio rivers, about halfway along its journey to the Gulf of Mexico. ,'' said Smith, ``will occur in three phases. All 577 units of the Pico Gardens-Aliso Apartments public-housing community will be demolished and reconstructed, the administrative offices and community spaces will be replaced with 280 new public townhouse town·house or town house
1. A residence in a city.
2. A row house, especially a fashionable one. rentals, 60 for-sale affordable townhouses and 100 senior-citizen apartments.''
The major face lift includes new facilities for resident management, maintenance, recreation, and social and educational services. HUD also awarded 216 Section 8 certificates to provide temporary housing for families displaced by the demolition and reconstruction.
``The program includes a community-development approach which seeks the full input and participation of the residents,'' said Xavier Mendoza, director of HACLA's Urban Revitalization Demonstration (URD Noun 1. Urd - goddess of fate: a giantess who personified the past
``We are also providing funds to assist the residents with educational training, job opportunities and social programs to help them become more involved in the security and management of their newly revitalized environments.''
``This is an opportunity for the community to make a difference in their living environment,'' said Jose Soto, president of the Pico-Aliso Resident Advisory Council.
The Pico-Aliso public-housing community was built in the 1940s and '50s on 23.2 acres in Boyle Heights. More than 95 percent of resident families are classified as ``very low-income'' (below 30 percent of the city's median income).
The city of Los Angeles
cash in hand, finances, funds, monetary resource, pecuniary resource - assets in the form of money . The Housing Authority will own and manage the development during and after the revitalization.
The cost to demolish the units, temporarily relocate residents and reconstruct the units is less expensive than remodeling remodeling /re·mod·el·ing/ (re-mod´el-ing) reorganization or renovation of an old structure.
bone remodeling existing units to bring them up to decent standards, according to Smith.
``Residents have been providing input through our regular planning meetings and workshops on all aspects of the revitalization,'' said Smith. ``That gives them pride in the place they can call home sweet home.''
CONTACT: Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
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