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A former Los Angeles public housing official was sentenced Monday to 51 months in federal prison for his role in defrauding the city of more than $500,000 with the help of two brothers. Victor Taracena, 41, was also ordered to pay the Housing Authority...
Tags: Politics, Justice System, Punishment, Prisons, Lawyers
Two Burbank brothers were each sentenced Monday to nearly two years in federal prison for conspiring to steal more than $500,000 that was intended for public housing for the disabled, according to the U.S. Attorney General’s Office. In addition...
Tags: Politics, FBI, Justice System, Trials, Punishment
Ascencia, an organization based in Glendale that assists the homeless, could bring a program to Burbank for 20 housing units for homeless adults and families, its executive director said. The nonprofit, formerly known as PATH Achieve before striking...
The Burbank Housing Authority avoided a federally mandated audit after the city treasurer caught a misallocation of $1.3 million intended for the authority’s housing assistance program, officials said this week. The authority provides Section 8...
After federal housing authorities last year forced Burbank to designate specific personnel to oversee grant funding for social services and other programs, city officials say a recent internal audit shows they are on track to meet goals head on. In order...
Irvine Councilwoman Christina Shea's proposal to investigate and improve the housing situation for developmentally disabled residents drew applause — and unanimous approval — at Tuesday's meeting. This "vulnerable group" does not receive...
Tags: Politics, Autism, Interior Policy
PETOSKEY -- Petoskey City Council members will hear findings from the city's annual financial audit when they meet Monday, May 20. The regular council meeting begins at 7 p.m. Monday at city hall, 101 E. Lake. Traverse City accounting firm Dennis,...
Tags: Politics, Interior Policy
Baltimore's housing office has disbanded its security unit, laying off seven sworn police officers, the agency said Thursday. The duties of the Lease Enforcement Unit — which investigates criminal activity in public housing to determine if a...
When the Illinois Condominium Property Act was written decades ago, computers barely existed. Today they are almost essential for conducting business and personal matters. Community associations have found myriad uses for electronic communication but also...
With two incumbents not seeking reelection, the Democratic primary race for Bethlehem City Council includes some familiar names and political newcomers going after four seats. Eric Evans is seeking a second term on council and Karen Dolan a third....
Housing continues to drag down the local economy, pushing South Florida to becoming the fourth-most financially distressed metro area in the country in the first three months of this year, up from No. 5 in the previous quarter, according to a study...
The Allentown Zoning Hearing Board gave the green light Monday to developer Abe Atiyeh's plan to run an auction house on the South Side, but several conditions will restrict the business. Similar to the TV show "Storage Wars," Atiyeh's plan calls for...
Tags: Rentals, Politics, Auction Service, Allentown, Interior Policy
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