Aug 1

Los Angeles public housing residents to receive digital literacy training, low-cost computers and WiFi access

The California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF) is investing $300,000 with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) and non-profit organizations to develop a model to connect Los Angeles public housing residents to WiFi, provide bilingual digital literacy training and offer low-cost computers to residents, according to a press release. Read the full article at the link below.  ...
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Jul 9

South Gate uses federal funds for affordable housing units

SOUTH GATE — The City Council has allocated federal housing funds to two developers for the construction of affordable living units. Community Development Director Steve Lefever said the projects are the South Gate Senior Villas, 9927 San Antonio Ave.; and 8457 California Ave. TELACU/Pacific Development plans to add four one-bedroom affordable units at the San Antonio site, already occupied by a three-story,74-unit ...
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Jul 6

Do new HIV therapy guidelines go far enough?

  The World Health Organization’s new recommendation that people with HIV begin treatment with antiretroviral drugs sooner rather than later doesn’t go far enough, according to a prominent immunologist at the University of California, San Francsico Medical Center. Read the full article at the link below.. ...
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Jul 3

2 Men with HIV who had bone marrow transplants remain virus-free

Two HIV-positive lymphoma patients who received bone marrow transplants to treat their cancer no longer have detectable virus in their blood cells — even after stopping antiretroviral therapy in recent weeks, researchers reported Wednesday at the International AIDS Society Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Read the full article at the link below ...
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Jun 17

First senior housing units delivered at abandoned hospital

The former nurses’ residence building at a long-abandoned hospital in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles has been converted to housing for low-income seniors, and more units are coming. Completion of the $8.9-million project by Amcal Multi-Housing Inc. this week marks the end of the first phase of the affordable housing developer’s plan to turn Linda Vista Community Hospital ...
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Jun 13

50 Years Later: Housing discrimination still evident

H.U.D. (Housing Urban Development) Secretary, Shaun Donovan proclaimed there is still much work to be done for housing discrimination to end. HUD oversees all federal housing regulations and is better known through its popular F.H.A. (Federal Housing Administration) program. It was F.H.A. which was created in the 1937 which is responsible for bolstering the middle class. Their efforts opened housing ...
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Jun 11

Experts seek better health outcomes for homeless

Years after facing patient dumping allegations and hefty legal settlements, Southern California hospital executives have begun working with advocates for the homeless to improve the health of homeless patients and to reduce their use of area hospitals. Hospital administrators are driven by the national healthcare law, which offers incentives to provide better care at lower cost and imposes penalties when ...
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Jun 10

U.S. Bank Provides $55.1M for Two Senior Living Developments

LOS ANGELES—U.S. Bank has provided $55.1 million in financing to Retirement Housing Foundation. The money will be used to build two senior affordable housing complexes in Los Angeles neighborhoods. Broadwood Terrace, in South Los Angeles, and Las Alturas, in East Los Angeles are scheduled to break ground in June. Combined the housing complexes will provide 165 units, 153 of which ...
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May 21

Obama Administration Ensures Continued Access to Medications for AIDS Patients

The Obama Administration has taken an extraordinary step to ensure approximately 8,000 low-income people with HIV/AIDS in the United States can continue to access their life-saving medications through the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP). Congress failed to include in the FY13 Continuing Resolution $35 million needed to ensure ADAP clients would continue to receive their medications. ...
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May 13

AIDS Group Pushes for Measure to Form City Health Department in L.A.

On May 10, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) announced that they had gathered approximately 70,000 signatures, 50,000 of which they believed were valid, to qualify for a ballot measure that would allow Los Angeles residents to vote on whether the city should have its own public health department separate from the county department. Those favoring this proposed measure think voters ...
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