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Comprehensive List: Coronavirus threatens luthiers/guitar builders everywhere (tags)
Because of the pandemic we are experiencing, and because no one really knows who may be struck next with the virus, or who may die as a result, it seemed appropriate to provide a list of artistic luthiers/guitar builders who make beautiful handmade custom built guitars.
EBALDC’s partnership with Urban Core has resulted in protests (tags)
Considering that EBALDC had a fund balance of $22,884,524 during 2014, it appears that EBALDC, a so-called nonprofit housing developer, may be sucking it’s buildings dry financially with it’s general and administration fees, property management fees, repairs and maintenance fees, developer fees, and other charges it uses to collect huge sums of money from its many buildings and properties.
A master-plan is needed to support renter protections in Northern California, & elsewhere (tags)
Oakland has the second fastest-rising rents in the nation, passing the pace of San Francisco’s rent increases, and coming in second behind the rent increases occurring in Denver. The rents in Oakland have climbed over 12.1 percent since 2014. Slumlords, greedy landlords, profiteers, speculators, and nefarious realtors reign supreme in Oakland, who are protected by local and state politicians that are in the pockets, of big money!
MDRC's Rent Reform Assault: Section 8 tenants vs. affordable housing industry (tags)
Section 8 tenants in Los Angeles and around the nation are under assault by a rent reform study taking place that will result in higher rents and a loss of housing vouchers for low-income Section 8 tenants!
Eviction attorney Charles Ramsey wants to be Richmond's next mayor (tags)
For many years Ramsey has made a comfortable living for himself by threatening low-income tenants with eviction or sanctions, and evicting the poor, elderly, and disabled from their housing has become a way of life for Ramsey.
Policy makers leave HUD's housing programs at risk (tags)
More than 900 organizations nationwide have spoken out against the massive spending cuts scheduled to take place. In a call to action, activists continue to urge low-income families in the federally subsidized housing programs to immediately contact their representatives, and to urge the Obama administration and Congress to stop the automatic spending cuts scheduled to go into effect on March 1, that could result in the eviction of 250,000 voucher holders in HUD housing programs!
Fiscal Cliff deal leaves HUD's housing programs at risk (tags)
In a call to action, activists urge all low-income families in the federally subsidized housing programs to immediately contact their representatives, and to urge the Obama administration and Congress to stop the automatic spending cuts scheduled to go into effect on March 1, 2013, that could result in the eviction of 250,000 voucher holders in HUD housing programs!
SB 1220, the poverty pimp's affordable housing sham (tags)
Poor people and the public at large are being urged to immediately contact the members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, to tell the Senators that they should not pass "SB 1220 the HOMeS Act," unless nonprofit housing organizations and nonprofit housing developers in California are banned from imposing minimum income requirements against the poor!
Archive Of Housing News by Lynda Carson: Struggle for Just Cause / Tenant's Rights (tags)
The battle over rent control, just cause eviction protections, tenant's rights and poverty issues are a never ending struggle.
City Council loans Berkeley Housing Authority $300,000 to privatize public housing units (tags)
On April 3, 2012, the Berkeley Housing Authority asked Berkeley's City Council for $400,000 in general funds from Berkeley's Housing Trust Fund (HTF), to cover the costs associated with the privatization and sale of Berkeley's 75 public housing units to some out of state billionaires!
Homeless persons have no value to the authorities (tags)
Considering that the authorities of Orange County believe that it is a fair deal to offer the same amount of reward money for the arrest and conviction of a serial killer of homeless men, as some people are being rewarded for finding a lost dog, or lost cat, it is evident that homeless persons truly have no value to the authorities.
Wheaton Congressman votes for draconian budget cuts hurting veterans, and the poor (tags)
Wheaton Congressman Peter Roskam votes for draconian budget cuts hurting veterans and the poor, as extremist Republicans and right-wing Tea Party members attack the poor, and President Obama with hate speech!
$2.5 million loan to affordable housing developer places low-income renters into debt (tags)
East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC), one of Oakland's largest non profit housing developers, places low-income renters at risk of high rents or displacement by borrowing $2.5 million to renovate the 21 unit building they reside in!
Oakland's Ridge Hotel considered for arson scam (tags)
Wealthy Tiburon owner of Menlo Hotel, Richard Earl Singer, had also considered burning down the low-income residential Ridge Hotel!
HUD's Public Housing Privatization Scheme "PETRA" Is Rejected (tags)
People across the nation are speaking out against the scheme to privatize 1.2 million public housing units, under a HUD proposal called Transforming Rental Assistance (TRA) initiative. The struggle against the privatization of public housing in Berkeley and Oakland has blossomed into a nation wide struggle against the profiteers that are trying to terminate public housing programs across the nation! On May 25, 2010, at a congressional hearing, Congresswoman Maxine Waters and many housing advocacy organizations from across the country spoke-out against HUD's proposals, and submitted written statements for the hearing record opposing TRA, including the Los Angeles Coalition to End Hunger and Homelessness and other Los Angeles housing and human rights organizations.
SAVE AMERICA's PUBLIC HOUSING - No on PETRA! - NO on TRA! (tags)
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!
An ICF International / BHA Disposition Plan Conflict of Interest? (tags)
Did ICF International infiltrate the Berkeley Housing Authority through the Berkeley Housing Authority Chair Commissioner Carole Norris, as a way to help it's shareholders (including Wells Fargo Bank) to make a financial profit with the scheme to dismantle Berkeley's public housing program, and plan to dispose of Berkeley's public housing units?
Nonprofit does not want the poor in public housing units (tags)
Long-time public housing residents face displacement!
Nonprofit developers interested in Berkeley's public housing, minus the poor (tags)
Berkeley's mostly African-American public housing residents are not wanted by local nonprofit housing developers that are interested in the proposal to sell Berkeley's 75 public housing units!
Berkeley public housing residents demand resignations (tags)
Berkeley's Public Housing Residents Say "Hell No" To The Privatization Of Their Housing & Demand Resignation Of Housing Director!
$100 million for Section 8 housing crisis falls short (tags)
$100 million in extra federal funding helps to save the nation's Section 8 housing program in Berkeley, Alameda, San Jose, Los Angeles and elsewhere! According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a whopping 15% of 2,400 Public Housing Authorities nationwide, are currently experiencing funding shortfalls in the Section 8 Housing Voucher Program! HUD is currently trying to release an additional $400 million to assist section 8 programs across the nation. See full list of troubled Public Housing Authorities, further below!
Updated: Oakland's master plan to displce the poor (tags)
Oakland's master plan to displace the poor is fully in effect! This is the Updated article including the July 20, 2009, statement from attorney Steve Perelson, one of the attorneys representing the tenants at Oakland's historic California Hotel!
Investigation into Oakland non profit housing organization underway (tags)
Activists are pleased that an investigation into Oakland Community Housing, Inc. (OCHI) is underway, but are deeply disappointed that their demands to have more oversight instituted over the way non profit housing organizations are spending millions in tax payer dollars on their housing projects, has been rejected by Oakland City officials!
Oakland's NOFA funds are sought to settle OCHI's legal issues (R) (tags)
Oakland's NOFA building renovation process has been tainted by developers and the City!
Recap of struggle to defeat Prop. 98 (tags)
An indepth look at the recent struggle to defeat Prop. 98 reveals that tenants across the state and nation need to unite to broaden and strengthen existing tenant protections in California, and across the country!
Prop 98 is fueled by avarice and greed (tags)
The realtors and landlords have united in their Prop 98 campaign, to strip renters of tenant protections and rent control protections!
Blood In The Streets Of Oakland: Anniversary Death of Mary Jesus (tags)
In Memory of Mary Jesus... Today December 10, is the 3rd year anniversary death of Mary Jesus, who was hounded to death by Oakland's greedy landoords! Mary Jesus shook up downtown Oakland 3 years ago when she climbed onto the Oakland Tribune Tower and tossed down 100s of copies of a suicide note denouncing the plight of Oakland renters before leaping to a tragic bloody death...
Local: Habitat for Humanity Partners With OHA To Displace Oakland's Poor (tags)
Locals Struggle To Save 75 Families From Being Evicted From Their Public Housing Complex!
OAKLAND CITY ATTORNEY SLAMS CRITICS OF LAWSUIT AGAINST OAKLAND HOUSING AUTHORITY (tags)
Critics of the recent lawsuit filed against the Oakland Housing Authority by the City of Oakland, are under attack from the City Attorney's office!
Bush 2008 budget to brutalize humanity (tags)
Bush budget proposes to brutalize America!
Lies and deceit behind condo-conversion scheme (tags)
Lies and deceit have been a driving force behind the latest proposals to weaken Oakland's condo-conversion protections!
Hope VI Project Double-Crosses Oakland Renters (tags)
Massive Gentrification Projects To Displace The Poor Are Taking Place In Oakland, California!
An Uncertain Future For Berkeley's Section 8 Tenants (tags)
City Officials Take The Heat For Housing Authority Failures
Berkeley City Councilwoman Dona Spring Double-Crosses Tenants Group (tags)
Berkeley Councilwoman Dona Spring Double-Crosses Berkeley Tenants Group!
Oakland Housing Authority Tenants Exonerated (tags)
Former Oakland Housing Authority Clerk Declares That Families Facing Eviction At Lockwood Gardens Are Innocent!
Mass Evictions From Oakland's Public Housing (tags)
Fraud And Corruption At The Oakland Housing Authority Results In Mass Evictions!
Law Suit: Housing Authority Abuses Citizenship Question (tags)
[Note: By the time this story reaches it's reading audience during the month of February, please be aware that an Injunction has just been filed in Federal Court in an effort to stop the Oakland Housing Authority from violating Federal Law.]
The Last Testament of Mary Jesus (tags)
Blood In The Streets Of Oakland.
Housing News-Feds Withold Disaster Assistance (tags)
As of yet, HUD has not even offered any temporary Section 8 vouchers to Katrina's victims.
Bringing Technology To The Poor (tags)
Poor People Need technology Too...
GOP Agenda Shreds Disabled Housing (tags)
The GOP Is About To Shred The Nation's Housing Assistance Programs!
The Phony Social Security Crisis (tags)
Bush's Phony Social Security Crisis Gains National Attention!
THE BIG PICTURE (tags)
Before the war mongers of the world tear it completely apart, I wish that they would take a look at THE BIG PICTURE...This is our home...By Lynda Carson