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Venice Update

News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

Nuisance Motels to be Renovated for Veterans

The LA Times carried an article about “Nuisance” motels, maybe as many as 500 units, being purchased by nonprofit and private developers, renovating them as efficiency units, and then the City’s housing authority providing vouchers for veterans to rent. See story at http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-motel-homeless-conversions-20160527-snap-story.html://

“Under the deal, developers will purchase underutilized, often run-down motels from private owners and convert them to efficiency apartments” according to LA Times. The city’s housing authority will issue vouchers funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which will cover residents’ rent and provide supportive services, including case management and counseling.”

Future funding is to come from Proposition 41 which has $600 million in bond money for housing poor and veterans.

“Kudos to all,” said Reta Moser. “What a win-win.”

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