A dilapidated slum type apartment building located at 1641/1645 North Alexandria Ave., In the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, which is owned by a woman named Monica Helena Hujazi, is currently the latest hotbed of fair housing activism in the City of Los Angeles.
Monica Hujazi is purported to own in excess of 80 slum type buildings, mostly in the San Francisco and Los Angeles Areas. Her Bellvue Apartment Building, located at 1168 Bellvue Ave., in Los Angeles, was the object of similar conditions and protests a little over a year ago, and resulted in Monica Hujazi pleading no contest to 10 violations of the health and safety codes of the City of Los Angeles. Monica Hujazi was also sentenced to three years probation for violations that were termed “slum lord” and listed as a “slum lord”.
“Landlords have a responsibility to maintain basic health and safety standards for their
tenants,” Delgadillo said. “Our Housing Task Force will continue to put all building
owners on notice that slum conditions are unacceptable and the residents of our city
deserve quality living conditions.”
Monica Helena Hujazi, 43, pleaded no contest to 10 counts of health, fire and habitability
misdemeanor violations cited at her property at 1168 Bellevue Avenue. Judge Kevin
Brown ordered Hujazi to bring the property into compliance with city safety codes,
requiring progress reports every two months leading up to the property passing final
inspection. Hujazi was also placed on 36 months probation and ordered to pay $22,500 in
fines for violations and $3,370 in related costs to the Los Angeles Department of
Building and Safety, Los Angeles County Environmental Heath Department and the Los
Angeles Fire Department.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Frank Mateljan
July 28, 2004 (213) 978-8340
Property Owner Ordered to Clean Up Apartment
Building and Pay More Than $22,000 in Fines
Similar conditions are currently existing at the Alexandria Court Apartments, and some residents are organizing and fighting back. Some residents have been witholding rent and some are facing eviction because of their co-operation with health inspectors, building inspectors, and the Rent Stabilization Board, in their efforts to clean up, and stabilize their apartments.
At this point, with court cases pending, and deteriorating conditions continuing to become worse and worse, building inspectors are now being called out to determine whether or not the apartment building is habitable at all.
For further information, contact, David Lee Frater, 1641 N. Alexandria Ave., #126, Los Angeles CA, 90027, (323) 842-7913, email@example.com