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City Teases Tenants Facing Homelessness with Relocation Assistance

April 7, 2018

By Jasmyne Cannick : knock-la – excerpt

Nearly one dozen tenants in South Los Angeles are still facing sudden homelessness after participating in a mediation with the City of Los Angeles and the landlord trying to evict them.

The Mar. 27, mediation between the landlord and the tenants was organized by 8th District Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson and included the City of Los Angeles’ Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA), which includes the Regulatory Compliance and Code Bureau responsible responding to code violation complaints and conducting inspections for each of the 760,000 rental units in the City of Los Angeles.

The tenants are in the process of being evicted after a woman running a transitional housing scam in a dilapidated ramshackle house in Los Angeles on the border of Inglewood failed to pay rent to the landlord Izydor Wilchfort. Giovanna Wilkerson then abandoned the property leaving behind her sub-tenants without notifying them that she had been evicted. She continues to run similar programs in several rental properties in South L.A… (more)

This Los Angeles nightmare sounds eerily familiar.

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