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California Governor and Bill Lockyer’s Tax Credit Allocation Committee have not provided documents as requested under the Public Records Act. The tax credit committee was notified today that a $1 million claim for damages will be filed naming the Governor, TCAC, Thomas Safran Associates, and the Mayor and Council of Los Angeles for failing to respond to the three requests. Thomas Safran and Urban Futures manage/monitor thousands of apartments in Los Angeles and have admitted to intentionally not complying with state and federal affordable housing tax credit regulations.
Each state has a governing agency set up to distribute millions of dollars in pre-construction federal and state funds and millions in after construction federal tax credits. For California the agency is the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee. Website: http://www.treasurer.ca.gov/ctcac/.
Why hasn’t CTCAC, the Governor and his Office of Constituent Affairs, Bill Lockyer, Jerry Brown, and the state legislature, provided a mechanism to resolve applicant complaints of HUD and CTCAC non-compliance against tax credit apartment properties/monitors like Rittenhouse Square, Thomas Safran Associates, and Urban Futures?
Update July 8 2015
Fair housing group sues New York, alleging discrimination
By LARRY NEUMEISTER
July 7, 2015 7:15 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — A civil rights organization advocating for fair housing practices sued the city on Tuesday, saying the city promotes segregation by favoring whites for affordable housing in Manhattan neighborhoods that are predominantly white.
The Anti-Discrimination Center filed the lawsuit on behalf of three black plaintiffs in federal court, where it seeks unspecified damages and court intervention to force the city to change its affordable housing practices. It said discriminatory practices have a similar effect on Latino residents.
The city law office said it will review the complaint before it responds to it.
The executive director of the not-for-profit Anti-Discrimination Center, Craig Gurian, said New York residents should study the facts before bragging about the city’s diversity and criticizing the housing demographic mix in other cities.
“In New York, you can’t go 10 minutes without hearing ‘diverse this, diverse that,'” he said. “New York has made less progress against segregation, particularly with African-Americans, than almost any major city. Despite all the rhetoric, New York has a very big problem.”
The lawsuit said it was challenging a city policy that largely limits applicants for affordable housing to people who already live in the neighborhood. It said the long-running practice that reserves 50 percent of units available in housing lotteries for neighborhood residents stems from intentional discrimination by the government, developers, landlords and others.
As a result, blacks have been largely restricted for the past century to a small number of poverty-stricken areas, leaving half of the city’s black population living in about 15 percent of its 59 neighborhoods, the lawsuit said. It added that 17 community districts had black populations of less than 5 percent even though blacks make up nearly 23 percent of the city’s population.
“There is no community district in the city where the current demographic pattern has not been influenced or shaped, at least in part, by past intentional discrimination or by past or current policies that perpetuate segregation,” the lawsuit said.
The lawsuit said the city’s policy perpetuates entrenched segregation and limits access to low-crime neighborhoods with high-quality schools, health care, parks and employment opportunities.
The lawsuit described residential segregation dating to the 1800s, saying it became clear that blacks were unwelcome in large parts of the city. It noted that many disproportionately white neighborhoods remain off-limits to public housing.
Citing figures from the 2010 census, the lawsuit said New York was the second most segregated large city in America when the populations of blacks and whites were considered.
The Governor’s Deceptive Website?
Each state has a governing agency set up to distribute millions of dollars in pre-construction funds and millions in after construction tax credits. For California the agency is the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee. Website: http://www.treasurer.ca.gov/ctcac/.
Where does it say on the CTCAC website authorized by the Governor, Bill Lockyer, Jerry Brown, and the state legislature, that they do not take individual applicant complaints of non-compliance against tax credit apartment properties/monitors like Rittenhouse Square Los Angeles and Urban Futures?