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Housing and Urban Planning

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  • Letter: Suggestions for addressing poverty

    Re: “Panel addresses strategies on poverty,” Aug. 9. Here are some of the ideas I presented to the Glendale Housing Authority on July 29:
  • Third brother sentenced in public housing fraud case

    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...

    Housing Authority dodges audit

    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...

    Audit looks favorably on grant usage

    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...

    Brothers sentenced to federal prison for public housing fraud scheme

    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...