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new in CA (by myob [GA]) Apr 15, 2018 3:26 PM
       new in CA (by NE [PA]) Apr 15, 2018 3:31 PM
       new in CA (by RB [MI]) Apr 15, 2018 4:07 PM
       new in CA (by Vee [OH]) Apr 15, 2018 4:14 PM
       new in CA (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Apr 15, 2018 4:32 PM
       new in CA (by Robert J [CA]) Apr 15, 2018 6:02 PM
       new in CA (by Robert,Ontario,Can [ON]) Apr 15, 2018 6:19 PM
       new in CA (by fred [CA]) Apr 15, 2018 6:30 PM
       new in CA (by Livethedream [AZ]) Apr 15, 2018 6:36 PM
       new in CA (by fred [CA]) Apr 15, 2018 8:58 PM
       new in CA (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Apr 16, 2018 3:48 AM
       new in CA (by myob [GA]) Apr 16, 2018 4:07 AM
       new in CA (by frank [CA]) Apr 16, 2018 6:07 AM
       new in CA (by AllyM [NJ]) Apr 16, 2018 6:59 AM
       new in CA (by TA [CA]) Apr 18, 2018 2:57 PM

new in CA (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2018 3:26 PM

Just saw this on the real news. (as opposed to the fake news station) CA city's to allow homeowners to rent out back yard to homeless people. Sure neighbors will just love that. U can't make this up!!!!!

new in CA (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2018 3:31 PM

Who will be inspecting the grass height and soil quality?

new in CA (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2018 4:07 PM

Cars, Tents or Boxes ? --47.35.xx.xx

new in CA (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2018 4:14 PM

I think this is how that girl stayed for 15 years in a california backyard, inspection needed..

new in CA (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2018 4:32 PM

Think I read an article on that. LA County will loan homeowners $75,000 to build a small house in backyard. The county will reduce the loan principal each month as a form of rent payment. After 10 years, the loan is paid off and they're free to do with the house as they wish.

I'm betting there's no way to bail out without steep penalties. Imagine giving LA County an opportunity to put a lien on your house unless you take whatever homeless person they dump on you as a backyard border. I assume every month it's empty, you have to pay the loan. 10 years is a big commitment to whatever homeless person they throw at you.

I wonder how much maintenance they'll have to pay to make necessary repairs to continue to keep it habitable?

The only thing this program will accomplish is to convert feel-good liberals to staunch conservatives. Nothing kills empathy towards mankind's strugglers faster than a bad tenant, much less 10 years of bad tenants. Think how much worse homeless must be than section 8 residents.

new in CA (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2018 6:02 PM

I'm a contractor/builder and I wanted to take several old apartment property's I own on the same block and make them into Low-Income-Housing.

The City said that I must first contribute $25,000 per property towards a "Park fund". The city wanted to build a park in the area. So I was ready to cut a check but the city said they would only issue me a building permit after they collect the funds for the proposed local park.

It took the City three years to collect the funds and two years to get the okay to buy up the property for the park. Once the okay was given, they price of the land and more than doubled. So now it's 20 years later and no park and the City spent those funds, never to be heard of again.

I couldn't build these low cost housing units and had to sell them and buy else where. I could buy a run down building and fix it up for low cost housing -- but I needed to pay the tenants between $9,000 to $19,500 in relocation funds. You know, rent control.


new in CA (by Robert,Ontario,Can [ON]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2018 6:19 PM

What is happening in the province of Ontario and what is happening in Los Angeles is the same. Rent control was never designed to control rent but bankrupt private sector rental housing providers where the government takes over then there is no rent control as there is single owned government rental in Ontario that is under rent control. As the rent control has legislated slums in Ontario smaller rental housing providers are selling out apartment buildings where very large corporations are taking over where the existing tenants are cleared out the rental units are renovated then the rents go up dramatically as there is vacancy decontrol on vacant rental units. Now the rents are going over the thousand a month level then are increasing as the supply of rental units goes down. The provincial government has killed all rental construction where rent control would be applied to the buildings built after 1991. Most new builds are registered as condos as the builders do not trust the provincial government. In June we do not if the Liberals will be in power where Doug Ford maybe the new premier of the provincial Conservatives in Ontario where the conservatives are looking for more free market along with less government involvement in the economy. The cities that have highest homeless rates are cities that have rent control along higher rents then in the free market rent areas. Rent control here applies to entire province where every town, city is under rent control unlike in the Us where rent control is a municipal responsibility where rents vary in the free market areas. There are two ways to destroy rental housing. One bomb it and the other over time rent control.

new in CA (by fred [CA]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2018 6:30 PM

If you think that Robert's story is fiction, think again.

I second it.

But back to the homeless subject: Two years ago, a genius Dem LA councilman had this proposal: Raise property tax by $2 B for the purpose of building housing for the homeless, who by the way, come from all over the country because of the weather and the friendly CA gov't. That proposal was rejected, based on previous failed ideas similar to this, in the past.

And as for building a shed in everybody's back yard...let's start, if we ever do, with Gov Brown's personal residence and LA Mayor Garcetti's personal residence.

You know the old saying: "Not in my backyard".

new in CA (by Livethedream [AZ]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2018 6:36 PM

What I get giggles about is the $75,000 to build a tiny home which has about $4,500 in materials. When will these morons ever learn.

new in CA (by fred [CA]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2018 8:58 PM


But where did you get your $4,500 figure?

A tiny home or a large home, the cost per square foot for a standard home construction to code is, are you ready? - $200.

A room with a bath and kitchenette will be at least 200 sf.

200x200 = $40,000.

new in CA (by nhsailmaker [NH]) Posted on: Apr 16, 2018 3:48 AM

this is the city that is paying $40,000 per mile to PAINT their streets ....WHITE

Google it if you are crazy enough to think I am wrong about the mental illness that has infected liberal la la land

new in CA (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Apr 16, 2018 4:07 AM

How about the new city ordenance that LL's MUST accept a sec 8 voucher......... mandatory!!!!!

new in CA (by frank [CA]) Posted on: Apr 16, 2018 6:07 AM

@by Robert J

I think it is all timing. I think if you try now, your timing would be perfect. It may depend on which city you are in. If you are in Orange county, I think you may have better luck.

new in CA (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Apr 16, 2018 6:59 AM

Sounds like LA is becoming a third world hole. I heard on the news that there are homeless camped all over in the parks. All potential voters of course. That's the bottom line. People from the D party keeping their jobs and the bribes they get.

new in CA (by TA [CA]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2018 2:57 PM

This is not that different from section 8 really, just a way for the city to provide housing for everyone, and a potential way for landlords to profit. Even if you are not part of the program, it helps you indirectly by subsidizing rents.

The city provides a loan for 75k that is forgiven over 10 years, to build an ADU and to rent it out to someone on their housing program. An ADU in LA will cost more than $75k to build so the homeowners are financially invested. Incentivizing building housing, and making housing available to people on the program is not a crazy goal for the city. They are starting with only 6 homes, so $450k if it all goes as planned. If anyone can afford to try some non standard ways to incentivize housing it is LA. --75.149.xx.x

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