imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
latest news
best of news




A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List


IMC Network:

Original Cities africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles


by Lynda Carson Monday, May. 24, 2010 at 2:57 AM

Public housing in Berkeley and Oakland are under attack by corporate profiteers, and if HUD and the Obama Administration have it their way, public housing across the nation will be next on the chopping block of corporate privatization! Join the struggle against the privatization of public housing!

For Immediate Release:

Contact: Lynda Carson


tenantsrule [at]

Sunday May 23, 2010

Join The Struggle To Save America's Public Housing

by Lynda Carson

Public housing is home to approximately 3 million seniors, low-income families and people with disabilities.

Public housing is under attack locally and across the nation by corporate profiteers that want to make their fortunes by the dismantling of public housing programs, and the privatization of our 1.2 million public housing units.

The Obama Administration and HUD have decided to privatize our nations public housing and create a whole new profit motivated system that places around 3 million low-income public housing residents at risk of displacement or homelessness, and places our public housing stock at risk of bank foreclosure, if their plan is approved!

Very little discussion has taken place among the public about the scheme to privatize our public housing, and public housing residents and Section 8 renters have been totally left out of the discussions or meetings taking place, regarding the scheme to terminate our nation's public housing programs.

HUD and many so-called nonprofit developers want to grab funding from the poor in the Section 8 voucher program, to leverage financing for the scheme needed to privatize our 1.2 million public housing units.

With HUD's assistance, the so-called nonprofit developers plan to get their hands on the nation's public housing units where and when possible, and turn them into money making ventures.

This same scheme is already being played out in Oakland and Berkeley.

The scheme to privatize America's 1.2 million public housing units is being done under HUD's; "Proposal to Preserve and Transform Public and Assisted Housing" (PETRA)

Say No to the Obama Administration and HUD's efforts to privatize our nations public housing!

Stop the Administration's Proposal to Preserve and Transform Public and Assisted Housing" (PETRA)

Say No to "TRA - Transforming Rental Assistance Initiative" (TRA)

Stop PETRA / TRA: Stop the scheme to privatize our nation's 1.2 million public housing units!

These proposals are harmful to low-income families, and place them at risk of displacement from their long-time public housing!


NOTE: May 25, 2010, Full Committee Hearing on TRA - Transforming Rental Assistance Initiative

There is a hearing next Tuesday, May 25, before the House Financial Services Committee and the Subcommittee on Housing, organized by Rep. Maxine Waters.  Phone: 202-225-2201. Fax: 202-225-7854.

Or, call 877-210-5351 to use the toll-free number for the Congressional switchboard, and ask to be connected to Maxine Waters, and additionally call your Representative's office.

Stop the Administration's Proposal to Preserve and Transform Public and Assisted Housing" (PETRA)

Say No to OBAMA & HUD's proposal called; Transforming Rental Assistance Initiative" (TRA)

Call 877-210-5351 to speak to Maxine Waters then call your Representative!

Say No to OBAMA & HUD's proposal called; Transforming Rental Assistance Initiative" (TRA)


(May 25, 2010, Full Committee Hearing on TRA - Transforming Rental Assistance Initiative)

The Administration's Proposal to Preserve and Transform Public and Assisted Housing"

The Transforming Rental Assistance Initiative

May 25, 2010, 10:am 2128 Rayburn House Office Building

Click below for details...

Click here for list of Committee Members...

Leave a message for the Committee Members stating that you are opposed to HUD's "Proposal to Preserve and Transform Public and Assisted Housing."

Say no to the proposal called "Transforming Rental Assistance Initiative."

Click below to leave your message to the committee ...


Say "No" on TRA! -- Say "No" on PETRA!

Stop HUD and the profiteers from ICF International, EJP Consulting Group, Praxis Consulting Group, Overland, Pacific and Cutler and other profiteers trying to make their fortunes by displacing the poor with their involvement in schemes promoting the privatization of our public housing!

Toll Free Number To Congressional Switchboard...

No to PETRA! No to TRA!

Say No To HUD's proposal called PETRA or TRA "Preservation, Enhancement and Transforming Rental Assistance" or "Transforming Rental Assistance" initiative!

Call 877-210-5351, the toll-free number for the Congressional switchboard, and ask to be connected to your Representative's office or Maxine Waters.


Contact Maxine Waters, and tell her to say NO to HUD's Transforming Rental Assistance Initiative!

Click below to send message to Maxine Waters...


(Sign Petition to Save Public Housing)

Save Public Housing: Oppose PETRA / TRA

We, the undersigned, oppose the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Department's plan titled "Preservation, Enhancement and Transforming Rental Assistance" which will allow for a mortgage to be taken out against Public Housing through private banks and other private funding interests.

Taking out a mortgage against our public housing places it at risk for foreclosure and jeopardizes public ownership, tenant rights, and long term affordability of the property. Loss of our public housing to banks and other private interests will displace low income tenants and increase homelessness.

Transforming Rental Assistance will also provide permanent mortgage interest income to banks through public property, which is unprecedented in American History.

Click below to sign petition...


For more on PETRA / TRA - Click below for a letter from the National Association of HUD Tenants:


Here is an informational website, with letters, background information, and alternative proposals:

Click above to learn what you can do to get the word out to create a national discussion.

See study and articles below regarding the privatization of our public housing...


(See study on how disposition and demolitions affected other public housing residents in a negative way.)

Displaced Public Housing Residents Study

Click below for recent study -- submitted testimony: Regarding the displaced & homeless public housing residents - loss of tenant participation in process - loss of tenant's rights - All due to the relocation schemes from demolition or disposition projects, involving public housing sites...

Click below for full study...


Published on Friday, May 21, 2010 by

HUD is Trying to Privatize and Mortgage Off All of America’s Public Housing

Click below for full story...


LA’s Project Tenants Mobilize Against HUD’s Transforming Rental Assistance Initiative

Low-income tenants feel sold out, don’t want Section 8.

Bell Gardens Sun - Gloria Angelina Castillo - ‎May 6, 2010‎

By Gloria Angelina Castillo, EGP Staff Writer


(California Black Media)

Berkeley Public Housing Residents Oppose Privatization

Friday, 08 January 2010 09:32

By Lynda Carson ... Click below...


(Berkeley Daily Planet Newspaper)

Partisan Position: Residents Oppose Privatization of Berkeley Public Housing

By Lynda Carson

Berkeley Daily Planet -- Thursday January 07, 2010

Click below...


(Berkeley Post Newspaper)

Berkeley’s public housing residents oppose privatization

By Lynda Carson -- January 6 - 12

Click below...


Commentary: Berkeley’s Public Housing Residents Oppose Privatization Of Their Housing

Lynda Carson, Bay Area Indymedia , 1/1/2010

Click below...


(SF Bay View Newspaper)

January 4, 2010

Berkeley’s public housing residents oppose privatization

By Lynda Carson

Click below...


(Urban Habitat)

Berkeley's public housing residents oppose privatization of their housing

Dateline: 01/01/2010

Source: Indy Bay

By Lynda Carson

Click below...


Housing Industry Letter to HUD, Rejecting TRA

Report this post as:

Local News


lausd whistle blower A10 11:58PM

Website Upgrade A10 3:02AM

Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images A04 1:02PM

UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light A02 11:58AM

Change Links April 2018 A01 11:27AM

Nuclear Shutdown News March 2018 M31 6:57PM

Join The Protest Rally in Glendale on April 10, 2018! M29 7:00PM

Join The Protest Rally in Glendale on April 10, 2018! M29 6:38PM

Spring 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! M19 2:02PM

Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Shows Shocking Eviction Trends in L.A. M16 5:40PM

Steve Mnuchin video at UCLA released M15 12:34AM

Actress and Philanthropist Tanna Frederick Hosts Project Save Our Surf Beach Clean Ups M06 12:10PM

After Being Told He's 'Full of Sh*t' at School Event, Mnuchin Demands UCLA Suppress Video M02 11:44AM

Resolution of the Rent Strike in Boyle Heights M01 6:28PM

What Big Brother Knows About You and What You Can Do About It M01 3:30PM

Step Up As LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Steps Down F14 2:44PM

Our House Grief Support Center Hosts 9th Annual Run For Hope, April 29 F13 12:51PM

Don’t let this LA County Probation Department overhaul proposal sit on the shelf F13 11:04AM

Echo Park Residents Sue LA Over Controversial Development F12 8:51AM

Former Signal Hill police officer pleads guilty in road-rage incident in Irvine F09 10:25PM

Calif. Police Accused of 'Collusion' With Neo-Nazis After Release of Court Documents F09 7:14PM

Center for the Study of Political Graphics exhibit on Police Abuse posters F07 9:50AM

City Agrees to Settle Lawsuit Claiming Pasadena Police Officer Had His Sister Falsely Arre F04 3:17PM

Professor's Study Highlights Health Risks of Urban Oil Drilling F04 12:42PM

Claims paid involving Pasadena Police Department 2014 to present F04 10:52AM

Pasadenans - get your license plate reader records from police F03 11:11PM

LA Times Homicide Report F03 1:57PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

Doxa du lobby A25 2:03AM

Tech workers organize A24 6:24PM

Architect Stephen Francis Jones A24 3:01PM

UN Forum Wrestles with Economic Policies 10 Years After Financial Crisis Islands Call for A24 12:34PM

Xyloglossie attitudinale A23 8:07AM

Shadowgun Legends Hack and Cheats A23 7:24AM

What does the Quran Say About Islamic Dress?? A21 4:15PM

Biodiversité ou la nature privatisée A20 11:22AM

The Market is a Universal Totalitarian Religion A20 7:14AM

Book Available about Hispanics and US Civil War by National Park Service A19 5:52PM

The Shortwave Report 04/20/18 Listen Globally! A19 4:01PM

The Republican 'Prolife' Party Is the Party of War, Execution, and Bear Cub Murder A19 11:48AM

Neurogenèse involutive A18 9:21AM

Paraphysique de la dictature étatique A16 10:13AM

Book Review: "The New Bonapartists" A16 3:45AM

The West Must Take the First Steps to Russia A14 12:25PM

Théorie générale de la révolution ou hommage à feu Mikhaïl Bakounine A14 3:30AM

The Shortwave Report 04/13/18 Listen Globally! A12 3:50PM

“Lost in a Dream” Singing Competition Winner to Be Chosen on April 15 for ,000 Prize! A12 3:48PM

The World Dependent on Central Banks A12 4:43AM

Ohio Governor Race: Dennis Kucinich & Richard Cordray Run Against Mike DeWine A11 9:40PM

March 2018 Honduras Coup Again Update A10 10:52PM

Apologie du zadisme insurrectionnel A10 3:33PM

ICE contract with license plate reader company A10 1:14PM

Palimpseste sisyphéen A09 11:23PM

Black Portraiture(S) IV: The Color of Silence...Cuba No...Cambridge Yes A09 5:32AM

Prohibiting Micro-Second Betting on the Exchanges A09 4:18AM

Prosecutors treat Muslims harsher than non-Muslims for the same crimes A08 10:33PM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy