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Raymond Chan's Armida Olguin-Flores Ham-Kushite Black

Plantation Owner Hi Point Apts LLC, i.e. Walter Barratt, etc. Justice Department and HUD

tandem parking  1522 Hi Point Street 90035 Mike Feuer Hi Point Apts LLC Marilyn and Tyler noah.frigault@dfeh.ca.gov Ham-Jew-Dna Kushite/Black  DFEH burden-shifting Prima Facie Housing Case Herb Wesson HUD contact.center@dfeh.ca.gov (contact.center@dfeh.ca.gov); Debbie L. Harmon (debbie.l.harmon@hud.gov); Charles Floyd (thefirstjew@yahoo.com); Ambassador Charles Linder Floyd (thekushite@gmail.com); Justice Department (askdoj@usdoj.gov); Hi LLC (walter.barratt@gmail.com); Cliff Renfrew (cliffrenfrew@gmail.com); councilmember.wesson@lacity.org (councilmember.wesson@lacity.org); Marilyn London (marilynlondonml@gmail.com); Ali Maintenance (amozannar@gmail.com) hcidla.rso.central@lacity.org hcidla.rso@lacity.org

 

 
 

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Corrupt Los Angeles

 

Rent Control

 

The Rent Adjustment Commission (RAC) of the City of Los Angeles consists of seven members who are neither landlords nor tenants. Members are appointed by the Mayor, subject to approval by the Los Angeles City Council. The term of office for each member of the Commission is four years

 


Update April 16 2017- new links below

 

 


Parking worsens at Hi Point Faircrest Heights 90035 

Los Angeles- That is why the city RAC regulations value parking at $200 per stall per month in this area if rent control parking is reduced or removed [if you can get the city corrupt HCIDLA to enforce and rule in the tenant's favor,  which is like pulling all your teeth out at once] .

 

 


 Who to contact for health and safety complaints 

 

City Involvement in Unsafe Work Practices

Recently a unit was sprayed during the course of resurfacing a sink. Neither the management company nor the owner nor the repairman explained to the tenants that the spraying was hazardous chemicals nor did they advise the tenant to leave the unit during the repairs. So the tenants were coughing, gagging, eyes watering, headache. We asked the maintenance and owner and code enforcement what hazardous chemicals were being used. No one has responded. Recently a tenant died in unit #17. He was Black. No one thought to ask was that tenant targeted or was the target another let’s say white tenant. No one answers those questions either. If you are naive, health and safety is not that important.  We asked code enforcement, "You wouldn’t care if every tenant in there was harmed." Code enforcement did not answer.

 


Where's Walter? 

Maintenance Ali Mozannar was spotted on the property today at about 3:30 p.m. In fact he exchanged greetings with the Blackman tenant. But Mozannar was here to see the resident manager, a White tenant. So another day passes and the Intercom is still unusable for the Black man, even though he continues to pay rent.

How many Los Angeles white employees does it take to fix an intercom?

 

 


Tenant buyouts lead to protests and Mayor Eric Garcetti signs new laws 

 

Mayor Eric Garcetti, attorney Michael Feuer, Rushmore Cervantes, and other city employees orchestrated the illegal buyouts and told property owners that they did not have to follow THP and Ellis rent control regulations. They need to show the tenants the money that they are owed. Then Garcetti, Feuer, and Cervantes need to be fired.

 

 





Your June 30 Notice of Case Closure of City LAHCID Case CE208134‏


[From: [redacted]
Sent: Wed 7/15/15 2:18 PM
To: RSO Contact (hcidla.rso.central@lacity.org); LAHD RSO (hcidla.rso@lacity.org)
Cc: contact.center@dfeh.ca.gov (contact.center@dfeh.ca.gov); Debbie L. Harmon (debbie.l.harmon@hud.gov); Charles Floyd (thefirstjew@yahoo.com); Ambassador Charles Linder Floyd (thekushite@gmail.com); Justice Department (askdoj@usdoj.gov); Hi LLC (walter.barratt@gmail.com); Cliff Renfrew (cliffrenfrew@gmail.com); councilmember.wesson@lacity.org (councilmember.wesson@lacity.org); Marilyn London (marilynlondonml@gmail.com); Ali Maintenance (amozannar@gmail.com)
 
 
Via email and US Mail
 
Dear LAHCID, et al:
 
I have received the letter from Raymond Chan's Armida Olguin-Flores dated June 30 2015. I consider the letter as a continuation of the unlawful discrimination against me as a Ham-Kushite Black, retaliation because I complained, and a continued intentional failure by LAHCID, et al. to act with reasonable diligence to protect me from the risk of injury at the hands of "Plantation Owner" Hi Point Apts LLC, i.e. Walter Barratt, etc.
 
Your letter is also based on an incorrect statement of facts as stated by you; I disagree with the decision; it is not acceptable as a resolution of the issues herein. I am emailing the property owner, manager, and maintenance person at the emails provided to me. I am also contacting the Justice Department and HUD.

Just a few brief points to address your notice, without waiving the totality of any complaints I have authored:

 
PARKING STALL #8
 
I submitted declarations from myself and [roomate name redacted] stating that we were moved from Stall #8 to Stall #14. The rental agreement shows that the space "2" is clearly seen meaning that we had two cars; I confirmed under declaration of penalty of perjury, acceptable evidence, that upon tenancy we were to be provided with a tandem two car stall. The city government, and no one else, can deny that photographic evidence to the city shows that we received a housing service of a two car stall. That the manager at the time did not change the rental agreement to reflect stall #14 does not negate that we were receiving a housing service of a tandem stall. Undoubtedly the city government cannot claim that anyone else but apartment #9 was assigned to stall #14; I even provided photographic evidence that another car tenant was parked in stall #8, further proof that we had been assigned to stall #14. Your intentional discrimination, and disregard of the facts, in this regard is obvious. You claim "the landlord may opt to contract the 'tandem' housing service as an additional housing service at a rate determined by the landlord" is not based on any lawful city regulation that I know of, nor on any state or federal law, and such wording by you results in an unauthorized rent increase as well as discrimination and retaliation against me as a tenant who is Ham-Kushite-Black. If you are referencing a law or regulation, please provide me a copy or site. You have not provided any city, state, or federal law that authorizes the owner to charge for a "tandem" parking stall in a building of all one bedrooms and where almost no two tenants out of 18 pay the same rent amount. In addition, the owner has failed to put in place any policy communicated to all tenants that establishes how the parking privilege/service is assigned in a manner that does not violate rights under local, state, federal law, and/or civil rights laws, especially since the owner cannot assign parking stalls in a unilateral, arbitrary manner. As you know, by the owner recent unilateral change in the housing rules, he has in affect admitted his intentional arbitrary unlawful discrimination in this matter. Even your decision disregards that the parking decision by the owner results in a prohibited "unilateral" change in terms of tenancy since he sought our written approval in 2014, and in view of the totality of the parking established by the city CFO, proves the city authorization of "separate and unequal" housing services.
 
UTILITIES
 
You claim incorrectly that I said the owner cannot charge 1% for gas and electric. I never said that. Therefore your conclusion is invalid as it is not based on the facts. The owner did not submit proofs for gas and electric payments according to the records release I received from the city. If you have copies, send them to me. The utilities are paid for from the rent monies I pay to the landlord; your decision conspires with the owner and violates the provisions of the civil code as regards "shared utilities", civil code section 1940.9.
 
INTERCOM
Your decision ignores that the RSO regulations define that a housing service includes items in the unit that have not been maintained in working order (sic) as I have stated to you in previous emails. Again your decision is unauthorized in this regard because you ignore your own regulation which defines "housing service". Your duty is to pursue a rent reduction because the intercom has not been maintained by the current owner; your failure to do so indicates your failure under government code 815.6 to exercise reasonable diligence to protect from the risk of injury at the hands of Hi Point Apts LLC, et al. You also negate your legal enforcement responsibility as LAHCID RSO has jurisdiction over habitability issues thru a REAP complaint, the same REAP complaint to you that your department has ignored. The written declarations you allege from other tenants is also a flawed and false statement on your part: (1) I reviewed two letters from tenants Marilyn and Tyler , both letters seem fabricated and neither is a declaration under penalty of perjury; (2) neither tenant alleges that they had personal knowledge in 2010 that my intercom was not working, (3) the rental agreement indicates everything was working in my apartment at the time of tenancy move in; there is no indication the intercom was not working; (4) to correct your false statement, I was a tenant at 1522 Hi Point before tenant Marilyn, as previously proven by records release from the city. The complaint, that your department is accused of violating my quiet enjoyment and habitability and that your department has acted with intentional unlawful discrimination towards me, shall continue. Your decision to ignore a rent reduction due to owner failure to maintain the intercom in working order is unacceptable and a continued violation of my rights as a Ham-Kushite-Black under city RSO regulations.
 
ILLEGAL RENT INCREASES
Your decision fails to comply with the RSO regulations. Your department has also failed to respond to my Appeal of the $17.08 capital improvement rent increase and my payment of $50.00.
 
If not for unlawful discrimination and retaliation, what is the reason for your June 30 notice of case closure?
 
I am still requesting a rent reduction due to loss of parking stall housing service, failure to maintain working intercom, and other related illegal rent increases, and I will momentarily file another complaint on that grounds; as such, my rent paid February 1 represents a continued illegal rent increase and I reserve the right to file another RSO complaint.
 
The damages against the city government are increasing.
 
Your letter is solid proof of your liability under government code 815.6.
 
All rights are reserved. Your June 30 2015 notice is also not acceptable as a resolution to any claims for damages against the city government and/or any discrimination claims against LAHCID and its employees, et al. I will continue to exercise my legal rights as a tenant as regards the illegal rent increases, and reduction of housing services i.e habitability and REAP.
 
[Tenant name redacted
[1522 Hi Point Street 90035]
 
c: City attorney Mike Feuer
 
 
[Editor Note: Numerous city government officials and employees are named in complaints presented to HUD for racial discrimination and claims for damages against the city government of Los Angeles involving property owner Hi Point Apts LLC. See website 
 




Jerry Brown's DFEH Says Blacks Not Entitled to Civil Rights Protection- Case 37638-156612- Supplement to the Complaint‏


From: [redacted]
Sent: Tue 6/30/15 1:07 PM
To: Noah DFEH (noah.frigault@dfeh.ca.gov)
Cc: councilmember.wesson@lacity.org (councilmember.wesson@lacity.org); Debbie L. Harmon (debbie.l.harmon@hud.gov); Charles Floyd (thefirstjew@yahoo.com); Ambassador Charles Linder Floyd (thekushite@gmail.com)
The Torture Chamber for Blacks at      Hi Point Apts
 
Dear DFEH:
 
Your letter of June 23 2015 is not acceptable as a resolution of the discrimination claims, and derivative claims, I have presented.
 
* Select Black tenants at the property, including myself, after over 12 months, still are damaged by being denied a working intercom, continuing
* Select Black tenants at the property, including myself, after over 12 months, still have not received a rent reduction because of the non-working intercom, continuing
* As a Ham-Jew-Dna Kushite/Black, I have been damaged by numerous illegal rent increases, continuing
* Select Black tenants have been damaged because they did not receive a rent rebate due to lack of resident manager, continuing
* As a Ham-Jew-Dna Kushite/Black, continuing, I am damaged by being denied a tandem parking stall
* As a Ham-Jew-Dna Kushite/Black, continuing, I am damaged by being denied a rent reduction due to the loss of a tandem parking stall
* The DFEH has failed to exercise reasonable diligence to protect Blacks like myself from the risk of injury at 1522 Hi Point Street 90035.
 
The articles below are illustrative that after as in this case a prima facie case has been established, the DFEH is then authorized not to ask for more details or proof, but obligated to seek a response from the Respondent(s). The DFEH has failed to seek a "burden-shifting" response from the Respondents. This is the burden shifting rule under disparate impact claims.
 
"Standing in housing discrimination cases is an expansive concept and it is not atypical for one case to include multiple plaintiffs and defendants. Standing is available to any individual or group that can show "injury in fact" from any discriminatory housing practice. 19 Whereas employment discrimination standing is limited to applicants and employees (also, in limited circumstances, independent contractors), standing for housing discrimination claims is not similarly limited to individuals applying for housing or already living in housing, but also may include groups such as fair housing organizations or testers. " 2
 
"Prohibited acts of housing discrimination include: a refusal to sell, rent, or negotiate for housing; the provision of inferior terms, conditions, or privileges of housing; discrimination in lending; harassment; and refusal to provide reasonable accom- modation for a person with a disability.46 Certain types of com- munications about housing are also illegal: falsely representing that housing is unavailable; inquiring about a person’s race or sexual orientation; or making any statement that indicates a preference, limitation, or discrimination for or against a pro- tected group." -2
 
 
"Housing discrimination can be proven by intent or by adverse impact. For a case of intentional discrimination, the FEHA specifies that a violation "may be established by direct or circumstantial evidence."48 In cases where direct evidence of discriminatory intent is lacking, courts apply the burden- shifting analysis borrowed from McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Green, 411 U.S. 792 (1973)."-2 [emphasis added]
 
Making and Meeting the Prima Facie Housing Case-1
 
Please reverse your June 23 decision on the above grounds.
 
 
All rights reserved.
 
 
[Tenant name redacted]
1522 Hi Point St 
Los Angeles  CA   90035
 
 
c: HUD
    City Council Herb Wesson




Why can't Black tenants get protection under        

Mayor Eric Garcetti's Housing Community Investment Department?

 

 


Update June 30 2015
 
Jerry Brown's DFEH Says Blacks Not Entitled to Civil Rights Protection- Case 37638-156612- Supplement to the Complaint‏
 
From:  redacted
Sent: Tue 6/30/15 7:01 AM
To: Noah DFEH (noah.frigault@dfeh.ca.gov)
Cc: councilmember.wesson@lacity.org (councilmember.wesson@lacity.org); Debbie L. Harmon (debbie.l.harmon@hud.gov); Charles Floyd (thefirstjew@yahoo.com); Ambassador Charles Linder Floyd (thekushite@gmail.com)
 
 
Re: Hi Point Apts LLC
 
You state in your June 23 2015 letter in support of refusing to provide protection to me as a Black, "rejected Intake" complaint:
 
"Please provide evidence that the harm you've experienced was because of a protected class such as race color or national origin age disability sexual orientation religion or any other protected basis and under the Fair Employment and Housing Act and/or related laws."
 
Without waiving the fact I have already done that, I quote from the Ch 3 HUD Jurisdiction document, 8024.1:
 
"To establish standing the complainant need only claim to
have suffered an injury as a result of the alleged
discriminator's actions. It is not required that the
complainant prove his or her injury as part of a showing
of his or her right to file a complaint under the Act." [Emphasis added.]
 
"Even in cases where the complainant should have been
rejected for non-discriminatory reasons, the
complainant's perception that the denial was because of
his or her race, color, religion, national origin, sex,
familial status, or handicap is sufficient injury to
establish standing."
 
"Example: An Hispanic couple inquires about
an apartment for rent. The building manager
tells them that no "Latinos" will be accepted
as tenants. In this case, showing that there
were no available apartments in the subject
building on the day in question would not
invalidate the complainants' claim of injury
and would not affect the complainants'
standing to file a complaint because the
effect of the discriminatory statement
amounts to an injury under the Act."
 
"To establish standing a complainant may claim a tangible
or an intangible injury. Moving expenses, or the cost
of a home inspection or credit report, are examples of
 
tangible damages a complainant may incur."
 
My documents to DFEH comply with the standard required under HUD above: I claim that I have suffered an injury (i.e. tangible loss of housing parking stall valued at $200 per month, loss of intercom service, loss of monies due to illegal rent increase, etc.), I perceived that the denials of parking, rent reduction, and intercom, are because of my race, Black, and age over 45, and because I complained of unlawful discrimination. I have also quoted the Fair Employment Act and Unruh and 42 USC 1983 and Equal Protection Clause.
 
I request that your June 23 decision be reversed and that you proceed with this standing Complaint without further prejudicial delay.
 
All rights reserved.
 
 
[Redacted tenant name and address
1522 Hi Point Street 90035]
 
 
c: HUD
    City council President Herb Wesson
 

Raymond Chan's Armida Olguin-Flores Ham-Kushite Black

Plantation Owner Hi Point Apts LLC, i.e. Walter Barratt, etc. Justice Department and HUD

tandem parking  1522 Hi Point Street 90035 Mike Feuer Hi Point Apts LLC Marilyn and Tyler noah.frigault@dfeh.ca.gov Ham-Jew-Dna Kushite/Black  DFEH burden-shifting Prima Facie Housing Case Herb Wesson HUD contact.center@dfeh.ca.gov (contact.center@dfeh.ca.gov); Debbie L. Harmon (debbie.l.harmon@hud.gov); Charles Floyd (thefirstjew@yahoo.com); Ambassador Charles Linder Floyd (thekushite@gmail.com); Justice Department (askdoj@usdoj.gov); Hi LLC (walter.barratt@gmail.com); Cliff Renfrew (cliffrenfrew@gmail.com); councilmember.wesson@lacity.org (councilmember.wesson@lacity.org); Marilyn London (marilynlondonml@gmail.com); Ali Maintenance (amozannar@gmail.com) hcidla.rso.central@lacity.org hcidla.rso@lacity.org

 

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How do tenants get fair housing in Los Angeles? Why are city officials not following this ordinance? What are the hours of primary renovation?

Update August 12 2015

LAHCID is not enforcing ordinance 176544 which was passed in 2005. However, LAMC 41.40 is
based on an ordinance passed in 1984. I wonder if not for the tenants, then for whose benefit
was the ordinance passed? Under city ordinance 176, 544, hours of primary renovation re rent
control building are 8 am to 5 pm Monday thru Friday; this is verified on the city government
website dated 7/1/2005 tenant habitability plan ; Notice of Primary
Renovation Work from from city website states page 3 “Construction work may be done Monday
thru Friday 8 am to 5 pm”-
city primary renovation notice
city website updated 7/22/2015 and showing the Primary Renovation Program Facts
primary renovation facts - “The landlord is permitted
to do construction work from Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm.”

click question to Avvo website on primary renovations hours




August 21 2015 Update
 


Discrimination and corruption 

Los Angeles Housing Department

 

https://youtu.be/1F3Hbb2f3VQ

The information in this video is based on information supplied to the public officials [and in public documents] Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Council, property owner, Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department, Los Angeles Rent Stabilization Department, and the California Department of Fair Housing in emails, letters, voicemails, etc. various dates in 2014 and 2015 and to assemblyperson Karen Bass and Senator Lois Wolk. [If comments are disabled, use "discussion" group.] Los Angeles City Council : Mayor Eric Garcetti, Gilbert Cedillo, Paul Krekorian, Bob Blumenfield, David E. Ryu, Paul Koretz, Nury Martinez, Felipe Fuentes, Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Curren D. Price, Jr., Herb J. Wesson, Jr., Mike Bonin, Mitchell Englander, Mitch O'Farrell, Jose Huizar, Joe Buscaino. Los Angeles Rent Adjustment Commission Members are Jeffery J. Daar, Chairperson; Tai Glenn, Vice Chairperson  ;Carole Brogdon; Leonora Gershman Pitts; Paula Leftwich; Jane Paul; Dash Stolarz. Other housing service violations: "City LAHCID admits role in setting discriminatory parking rules in rent control building."

 


Click on new site on Los Angeles Affordable Housing 

OR

http://lahousingrentcontrol.com





Letters accuse Eric Garcetti of racial

discrimination;

Mayor unresponsive

 


[Below are from an email/letter to Public Officials. All documents are subject to a CPRA request.]

Continued request for Rent Reductions re Reduction of Tandem Parking Stall and Loss of Intercom service at 1522 Hi Point St

To Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Rent Adjustment Commission

In the past month, I believe Cliff Renfrew, agent of Hi Point Apts LLC, as well as maintenance persons, have been in the Apt 9, at least three or four times. Still the intercom is not repaired and my requests to secure a tandem parking stall are not answered. Renfrew et al actions are intentional to cause harm to me.

Letters accuse Eric Garcetti of racial discrimination; Mayor unresponsive

I would imagine since Michael Feuer's Robert P. Moore said an intercom is not a housing service, that Moore's parents if they lived here would also be denied a working intercom.

Are there any other qualifications for having an intercom/tandem stall at 1522, i.e race, color, sex, source of income, etc.?
 

 

Subject:

Continued request for Rent Reductions re Reduction of Tandem Parking Stall and Loss of Intercom service at 1522 Hi Point St

From:

[Tenant name redacted]

To:

walter.barratt@gmail.com; cliffrenfrew@gmail.com; misswholefoods@aol.com; hcidla.rso@lacity.org;

Cc:

councilmember.wesson@lacity.org; hcidla.rso.central@lacity.org; thefirstjew@yahoo.com; thekushite@gmail.com; fairhousing@usdoj.gov; debbie.l.harmon@hud.gov; contact.center@dfeh.ca.gov; askdoj@usdoj.gov; complaints_office_00@hud.gov; david.greene@lacity.org; lajalova@ph.lacounty.gov; fairhousing@usdoj.gov; amozannar@gmail.com;

Bcc:

  

Date:

Sunday, November 22, 2015 3:08 PM

 

To Hi Point Apts LLC Walter, Cliff, Lorrie et al:

These sections are listed on the Rent Adjustment Commission regulations website:

"410.04 Housing services are services that are connected with the use or occupancy of a rental unit including, but not limited to, utilities (including light, heat, water and telephone), ordinary repairs or replacement, and maintenance including painting. The term also includes the provision of elevator service, laundry facilities and privileges, common recreational facilities, janitor service, resident manager, refuse removal, furnishings, food service, parking and any other benefits, privileges or facilities. (LAMC Sec. 151.02, Definition of Housing Services)."

 

"411.01 When a tenant makes a complaint that there has been a reduction in housing services in violation of housing codes related to habitability of a dwelling under California Health & Safety Code 17920.3 or 17920.10, the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investments Department will determine a corresponding reduction in rent under the Rent Escrow Account Program regulations (RAC Regulations 1200.00 et . seq)."

 

"411.02 When a tenant makes a complaint that there has been a reduction in housing services and those services do not correspond to the habitability of a dwelling under California Health & Safety Code 17920.3 or 17920.10, the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department will determine a corresponding reduction in rent under regulations 413.00 et seq. and 414.00 et. seq. below." [emphasis added].

 

Please answer the following questions in writing by first class   mail within the next three days:

1. What are the qualifications for a tenant to be assigned an intercom/tandem parking stall?

2. Which tenants by apartment number do not qualify for an intercom/tandem parking stall?
3. Which tenants by apartment number had their rent reduced because their intercom is not working/ did not receive a tandem parking stall?

4. How much was the rent reduced for tenants who did not receive a working intercom/tandem parking stall?
5. Specify the fee for intercom/tandem parking stall at the 1522 Hi Point St and detail by corresponding apartment number, i.e apartment unit and fee paid for intercom service/parking stall. 

6. Are there any other qualifications for having an intercom/tandem stall at 1522, i.e race, color, sex, source of income, etc.?
7. What is Cliff Renfrew's employment title?
8. What employee is responsible for the assignment of intercoms? 

9. List any tenant(s) whose apartments do not have working intercoms.

10. How is first come first served applied to the assignment of intercoms/tandem parking stalls?

11. What state government training/certification/license have you received to be hired as a resident manager?

12. Do you have a real estate broker's license? Does your employer who hired you to manage this property have a real estate broker's license and if so provide the license number.

13. Have you received sensitivity training on the civil rights laws that govern the rights of tenants?

 

In the past month, I believe Cliff Renfrew, agent of Hi Point Apts LLC, as well as maintenance persons, have been in the Apt 9, at least three or four times. Still the intercom is not repaired and my requests to secure a tandem parking stall are not answered. Renfrew et al actions are intentional to cause harm to me.

Connected with the THP process, I have incurred damages of $150 day off work Nov 16, day off work Nov 18 $150, doctor appnt co-pay $25.00 on November 16, parking at the hospital $8.00, postage related to the THP and apartment renovations fed ex to housing $11.15. Please remit payment today.

Code enforcement employees have also as a habitability complaint and health and safety complaint not issued an order that the intercom should be repaired, [apts 9, 5, 8, 15] although code enforcement has been to the property numerous times and in the apt 9 numerous times over the past 6 months.  In all due respect, I imagine that if any of you had parents living at this location and their intercom was not working, I imagine you would treat them in the same discriminatory and callous manner that I am being treated. I would imagine since Michael Feuer's Robert P. Moore said an intercom is not a housing service, that Moore's parents if they lived here would also be denied a working intercom.

 

[Today editor note: according to local law and state law, contrary to what city attorney Robert P. Moore says, an intercom is a housing service because it is there for the use of the tenant. See RAC regulations above as well as state law. So how many tenants across Los Angles has Robert Moore directed city employees to cheat tenants out of their money?]

The owner and with the actual and constructive knowledge of the LAHCID/RSD, has switched tenants who are White who asked for their parking stall to be switched; he has supplied two car stall to those white tenants who requested them. He has ignored my request for a tandem parking stall. To help resolve this matter, all the owner/city government has to say is "We will fix your intercom on November 26. It should take us no longer than two hours. We will also switch you to a tandem parking stall on November 26. We will reimburse you 18 x 60 for the loss of intercom $1080 and for loss of parking stall 18 x 200 = $3600, by check payable to you November 26 2015" : other than for reasons of racial discrimination and retaliation against me, why is it so hard for the owner/city LAHCID to say this? 26 seconds to say it. One minute and 33 seconds to write it.

 

 I am a witness that Hi Point Apts LLC has with government help cheated numerous tenants out of money owed for primary renovations. Cliff told city officials that our apt would be temporarily relocated to apt 15 or 18, for repairs, Renfrew knowing full well that apt 15 is occupied and apt 18 was never available. Renfrew further engaged in false advertising and housing fraud by advertising apt 16 for rent knowing that apartment is also occupied.

 

"Rental agreements involving units that were constructed without building permits or lack a certificate of occupancy are ordinarily regarded as unlawful and void. (Espinoza v. Calva (2008) 169 Cal.App.4th 1393, 1400; Salazar v. Maradeaga (1992) 10 Cal.App.4th Supp. 1, 4 (Salazar ).) This is because "[t]he object of a contract must be lawful [citation]; i.e., it must not be in conflict either with express statutes or public policy. [Accordingly, i]f the contract has a single object, and that object is unlawful (whether in whole or in part), the entire contract is void." (1 Witkin, Summary of Cal. Law (10th ed. 2005) Contracts, § 420, p. 461.) "- Carter v Cohen. Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 4, California. - 2010

 

"Generally, section 12.21 prohibits the use of any structure or building in the absence of "all permits and licenses required by all laws and ordinances." Section 12.26(E)(1) further provides that "no building erected or structurally altered shall be occupied or used until a certificate of occupancy shall have been issued." A certificate of occupancy is issued only when a structure is completed in conformity with the Los Angeles Municipal Code. (Pope v. State Bd. of Equalization (1983) 146 Cal.App.3d 1132, 1139.) - Carter v Cohen. Court of Appeal, Second District, Division 4, California. - 2010. In this instant case, no permit for the brick wall and for extending striping stall 13 prohibits owner from collecting rents on any renovated units at 1522 Hi Point St. 

 

http://www.leagle.com/decision/20071702564FSupp2d1138_11598/SOUTHERN%20CALIFORNIA%20HOUSING%20RIGHTS%20CENTER%20v.%20KRUG

 

 

SHRC v Krug

 

112. A plaintiff fair housing organization seeking punitive damages in a fair housing case must show that the Defendants acted with "reckless or callous indifference" for the fair housing rights of others. See Fair Housing of Marin, 285 F.3d at 906-07 (citing Smith v. Wade, 461 U.S. 30, 56, 103 S.Ct. 1625, 75 L.Ed.2d 632 (1983)); Szwast v. Carlton Apartments, 102 F.Supp.2d 777, 780 (E.D.Mich.2000) (standard used for punitive damages for 1983 violations is the same for FHA violations).

113. In determining whether to impose punitive damages, the fact finder will consider "an evaluation of the nature of the conduct in question, the wisdom of some form of pecuniary punishment, and the advisability of a deterrent" to future illegal conduct. Gore v. Turner, 563 F.2d 159, 164 (5th Cir.1977). The owner's direct participation in the discriminatory practice is not necessary; punitive damages may be awarded where the owner ignored its duties under the law or otherwise engaged in "knowledgeable inaction." See Miller v. Apartments and Homes of New Jersey, Inc., 646 F.2d 101, 111 (3d Cir.1981); Badami v. Flood, 214 F.3d 994 (8th Cir.2000); see also Pacific Mut. Life Ins. Co. v. Haslip, 499 U.S. 1, 111 S.Ct. 1032, 113 L.Ed.2d 1 (1991). Nor must the conduct be outrageous to warrant punitive damages. Preferred Properties v. Indian River Estates, Inc., 276 F.3d 790, 799-801 (6th Cir.2002).

 

I undertand that Cliff told my roommate that he is irritated over the voice messages and emails I have written. I am pretty frustrated myself that I have to incur the costs over the last fifteen months to seek the housing money I am entitled to, knowing that I am being boxed into a corner to pursue court litigation against such owner led KKK tactics. I am simply following my obligations under the rental agreement to report when something is not working in the apartment unit. As was said by Cliff in a letter dated Nov 4 2015: "Lorrie...is the first point of call if you have general concern or need help." My emails and voicemails have noted my general concern over the non-working intercom and my need for help in getting the owners to respond to my requests for a tandem parking stall. If I feel the best way to resolve this is to contact you every month, every week, or every day, I will continue to do so. As new evidence, my rent was paid current November 1, 2015. 

 

I demand that the intercom for apt 9 be fixed today.

I demand that apt 9 be provided a tandem parking stall today, with no additional rent charge.

I demand an immediate rent reduction of $260 per month for every month forward that apt 9 is without a working intercom or tandem parking stall. 

I demand reimbursement since May 2014 for the loss of parking stall, and loss of working intercom, of $260 per month for total of $4680, plus applicable double or treble damages.

Hope you can comprehend English.

All rights reserved.

[Tenant name redacted]

 

[I realize that most of the people I am writing, law abiding citizens excepted, are full of shit, corrupt, and unresponsive, but for purposes of proving housing discrimination and retaliation damages and injunctive, declarative relief, punitive damages, I am obligated to conduct due diligence.]

 

ref: Google "Futility of Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies"

 

c: DFEH, via email above DFEH

2218 Kausen Drive
Suite 100
Elk Grove CA 95758-7178

Housing and Urban Development, federal government agency via email above Los Angeles City Council and Mayor by President Herb Wesson, email above Walter Barratt, Hi Point Apts by email above
Cliff Renfrew, Hi Point Apts by email above

Ali Mozannar, Hi Point Apts by email above HCIDLA by email above
Justice Department United States by email above

U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20530-0001

Los Angeles County Public Health

Assemblyperson Karen Bass, Senator Lois Wolk

bcc: LADBS

LAMC 41.33 Peaceful Enjoyment

SEC. 41.33. LANDLORDS – DISTURBING TENANTS.

No person, except a duly authorized officer pursuant to the authority of legal process, shall interfere with the peaceful enjoyment, use, possession or occupancy of any premises by the lawful lessee or tenant of such premises either by threat, fraud, intimidation, coercion, duress, or by the maintenance or toleration of a public nuisance, or by cutting off heat, light, water, fuel or free communication by anyone by mail, telephone or otherwise, or by restricting trade or tradesmen from or to any such tenant. 

 

 

[To the Justice Department: Like it was done in the sixties civil rights era, please send federal marshals to assist me to stop the deprivation of my civil rights at the 1522 Hi Point Street address 90035, by named government officials and private parties.] 

 

 

Denial due process

Response to November 20 Postmarked Discriminatory Letter of Yeom-Garcetti-Cervantes re 1522 Hi Point Apts LLC

If Yeom-Garcetti-Cervantes’ mothers lived in this building, I suppose Yeom-Garcetti-Cervantes would deny such mothers, in all due respect, a working intercom. Other than for purposes of racial discrimination and corruption, why is the owner and the government employees allowed to take this practice?

Typical corruption

 

 

 

 

Subject:

Response to November 20 Postmarked Discriminatory Letter of Yeom-Garcetti-Cervantes re 1522 Hi Point Apts LLC

From:

[Tenant name redacted]

To:

hcidla.rso.central@lacity.org; hcidla.rso@lacity.org; walter.barratt@gmail.com; cliffrenfrew@gmail.com; misswholefoods@aol.com; councilmember.wesson@lacity.org;

Cc:

thefirstjew@yahoo.com; thekushite@gmail.com; amozannar@gmail.com; fairhousing@usdoj.gov; debbie.l.harmon@hud.gov; contact.center@dfeh.ca.gov; askdoj@usdoj.gov; david.greene@lacity.org; lajalova@ph.lacounty.gov; larry.galstian@lacity.org; info@da.lacounty.gov; sylvia.lacy@lacity.org; rodney.arias@lacity.org; steve.davey@lacity.org; giovani.dacumos@lacity.org; ifa.kashefi@lacity.org; 113-ca37kb.inbox@mail.house.gov;

Bcc:

  

Date:

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 10:46 PM

 

 

November 24 2015

 

 

Via Email and US First Class Mail

 

 

Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department          

LAHCID /RSD                                                                                                                                                                        

Ian Yeom

Rushmore Cervantes/Director 

1200 W. 7th St., 1st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017 

[via email above and US Mail ] 

Board of Building and Safety Commissioners Department of Building and Safety
Javier Nunez
Raymond D. Chan
                                                                                                                                                    Frank Bush                                                                                                               

201 N. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 

[via email above and US Mail ] 

HCIDLA  Rent Adjustment Commission 

Jeffery J. Daar, Chairperson
• Tai Glenn, Vice Chairperson
• Carole Brogdon
• Leonora Gershman Pitts
• Paula Leftwich
• Jane Paul
• Dash Stolarz

Armida Olguin-Flores, Investigator/

Barbara Araceli Sophia Gonzalezso
P.O. Box 17340,
Los Angeles, CA 90017-0340 

[via email above and US Mail ] 

Mr. Walter Barratt
Mr. Cliff Renfrew                                                                                     

Lorrie Sakauchi
Hi Point Apts, LLC
226 Carroll Canal
Venice CA 90291-4578 

[via email above and US Mail ] 

Re: LAHCID admits discriminatory role in denial of housing services at 1522 Hi Point Street ; Violation of state and federal civil rights and equal protection and under color of law; joint and several liability; violation LAMC 41.33 by government officials; health and safety and habitability violations by government officials and property owner; denial due process

I have received the letter of Ian Yeom, Manager of Investigation and Enforcement, such letter postmarked November 20 2015 from Eric Garcetti Mayor and Rushmore D. Cervantes, General Manager, LAHCID. I received the letter today November 24. Attached as PDF is a copy of your letter. This letter is being forwarded to the News Media as a matter of urgent public interest. I am a Ham-Jew-DNA-Kushite/Black.

Your letter is not acceptable as a resolution to the issues of tandem parking stall and intercom rent reductions for apt 9 at the 1522 Hi Point St location.

Your letter references your city case numbers CE203006 and CE212259.

Thru this letter, the United States Justice Department is asked to suspend federal funding from the city government of Los Angeles for sixty days based on the November 20 postmarked discrimination letter of Ian Yeom as attached as PDF.

"Title VI prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance. Specifically, Title VI provides that[n]o person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. 42 U.S.C. § 2000d. Title VI is the model for several subsequent statutes that prohibit discrimination on other grounds in federally assisted programs or activities, including Title IX (discrimination in education programs prohibited on the basis of sex) and Section 504 (discrimination prohibited on the basis of disability)." "The clearest example of Federal financial assistance is the award or grant of money. Federal financial assistance, however, also may be in nonmonetary form. See Department of Transportation v. Paralyzed Veterans, 477 U.S. 597, 607 n.11 (1986)."

The November 20 postmarked letter of Ian Yeom [Eric Garcetti, Rushmore D. Cervantes, et al.] is not in compliance with the Rent Adjustment Commission regulations 410.04, 411.01, 411.02, and is also a violation of my civil rights.

"410.04 Housing services are services that are connected with the use or occupancy of a rental unit including, but not limited to, utilities (including light, heat, water and telephone), ordinary repairs or replacement, and maintenance including painting. The term also includes the provision of elevator service, laundry facilities and privileges, common recreational facilities, janitor service, resident manager, refuse removal, furnishings, food service, parking and any other benefits, privileges or facilities. (LAMC Sec. 151.02, Definition of Housing Services)." 

"411.01 When a tenant makes a complaint that there has been a reduction in housing services in violation of housing codes related to habitability of a dwelling under California Health & Safety Code 17920.3 or 17920.10, the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investments Department will determine a corresponding reduction in rent under the Rent Escrow Account Program regulations (RAC Regulations 1200.00 et . seq)." 

"411.02 When a tenant makes a complaint that there has been a reduction in housing services and those services do not correspond to the habitability of a dwelling under California Health & Safety Code 17920.3 or 17920.10, the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department will determine a corresponding reduction in rent under regulations 413.00 et seq. and 414.00 et. seq. below." [emphasis added]. 

Yeom in his letter appears to be engaged in some type of discriminatory retaliatory deranged mind masochistic fit of fantasy that is not in compliance with the RAC regulations above.

 

THE PARKING TANDEM STALL ISSUE

I reserve the right to modify, revoke, or amend this email at any time. It is not intended as a remedy or resolution of any claims against the parties named. The rental agreement which the city admits to receiving indicates that apt 9 had two cars at the inception of the tenancy ["parking spaces…2]". By conduct of the parties, which the city admits to receiving a declaration under penalty of perjury re the parking oral agreement, the previous owner and apt 9 tenants agreed that apt 9 could park in a tandem two car stall. Photographic evidence supplied to LAHCID [and for purposes of the federal jury and/or grand jury] evidence shows apt 9 cars parked in stall #14, a two car stall, thus proving, much to the LAHCID dismay, that apt 9 was receiving services of a two car stall. There is no evidence that prior to the new owner that any tenant at 1522 other than apt 9 was assigned to stall #14; there is no rental agreement for any other tenant that might have been assigned to stall #14 prior to May 2014. So for the LAHCID to say we did not present written evidence is false. Further written evidence received by the LAHCID [also available for a grand jury] is that I provided the owner 30 day notice circa April 2014 where the owner agent Cliff Renfrew writes that apt 9 was parked in stall #14; irrefutable written evidence that apt 9 was receiving the housing service stall #14. Under RAC section 411.02 or 411.01, apt 9 suffered a housing reduction entitling us to a rent reduction when the owner unilaterally and arbitrarily moved apt 9 to parking stall #8 under threat of eviction.  Alternatively, after the May 2014 reduction in housing parking stall, even if that argument is not accepted, the address still had tandem stalls available i.e. stalls 1-12 were single stalls and 13-19 were tandem; apt 9 tenants in still not having a tandem stall at the property still suffer a housing reduction in that apt 9 has been repeatedly denied a tandem parking stall, i.e. in May 2014 six tandem stalls were empty. If the city argues apt 9 did not suffer a reduction in housing services prior to May 2014, apt 9 has still suffered a reduction in housing service after May 2014, entitling apt 9 to a reduction in rent.

 

THE INTERCOM ISSUE

 

I reserve the right to modify, revoke, or amend this email at any time. It is not intended as a remedy or resolution of any claims against the parties named. The intercom is a health and safety as well as habitability issue, as well may be the intercom since the intercom is viewed as  a safety device, which after 15 months the LAHCID code enforcement has yet to address. Typical corruption.

 

If Yeom-Garcetti-Cervantes’ mothers lived in this building, I suppose Yeom-Garcetti-Cervantes would deny such mothers, in all due respect, a working intercom. Other than for purposes of racial discrimination and corruption, why is the owner and the government employees allowed to take this practice? I do not understand or agree with the November 20 postmarked case decision of LAHCID.

 

The city claims that it has "written declarations from other long term residents in the property" and that "the intercom has been inoperable since 2006". First, the city has no such declarations, so that is false; what the city turned over to me were "letters" of residents Tyler and Marilyn. Neither letter was verified under penalty of perjury, neither was notarized. Neither Tyler or Marilyn lived in apt 9 so they were not witness to the condition of apt 9’s intercom. Apt 9 tenants were actually tenants in 2010 BEFORE Marilyn became a tenant around 2012. Yeom-Garcetti-Cervantes triplets claim "the intercom was not a service provided to you at inception of tenancy." As for the city’s claim that the intercom was "inoperable", the rental agreement attests to the fact that there was nothing in the apartment that was not working at the time of inception of tenancy, that all appliances were in working order; the city’s claim that the intercom was not provided at the inception of tenancy [presumably because it is not specifically listed in the rental agreement] is false because many things may not be listed in the rental agreement like kitchen sink, bathroom cabinet, closet, but they are still provided for the use of the tenant. The RAC 410.04 overrides this argument of the city by stating the city obligation as "Housing services are services that are connected with the use or occupancy of a rental unit including, but not limited to, utilities (including light, heat, water and telephone), ordinary repairs or replacement, and maintenance including painting." The owner Hi Point Apts LLC (Abady Holdings) has admitted in letters to the city that the building had an intercom system when he purchased the building. RAC 410.04 defines that the intercom is "connected with the use or occupancy" and that the intercom under city regulation is subject to "ordinary repairs or replacement, and maintenance", such that whether in the rental agreement or not, it is in the apartment and if not maintained or repaired, apts 9, 5, 15, and 8 are entitled to a rent reduction. Code enforcement is also a witness to the intercoms in the apartment and the city authorized a prior $17.08 rent increase partially based  on the intercom-door entry system.

 

Finally, the owner’s conduct, and such building interior witnessed by code enforcement, is that every apartment comes with an intercom; that is what he has stated in writing, and as to what he inherited by purchasing the building.

 

I remind you that on a civil rights level, the majority

of tenants who are whites in the 1522 Hi Point St

building have a working intercom, and received one

immediately upon moving in and did not have to beg

for one for over 15 months.

 

The city government has assumed responsibility for this property thru the rent control ordinance and thru LAHCID. FURTHER UNANSWERED QUESTIONS TO ALL PARTIES ABOVE. PLEASE RESPOND. SUBJECT TO GC 815.6, ET AL. 

1. What are the qualifications for a tenant to be assigned an intercom/tandem parking stall?
2. Which tenants by apartment number do not qualify for an intercom/tandem parking stall?
3. Which tenants by apartment number had their rent reduced because their intercom is not working or parking reduced?
4. How much was the rent reduced for tenants who did not receive a working intercom or tandem parking stall?
5. Specify the fee for intercom/tandem parking at the 1522 Hi Point and detail by corresponding apartment number, i.e apartment unit and fee for intercom service. 6. Are there any other qualifications for having an intercom/tandem parking stall at 1522, i.e race, color, sex, source of income, etc.?
7. What is Cliff Renfrew's employment title?
8. What employee is responsible for the assignment of intercoms/tandem stalls? 9. List any tenant(s) whose apartments do not have working intercoms/tandem stalls.
10. How is "first come first served" applied to the assignment of intercoms/tandem stalls?
11. What state government training/certification/license have you [Hi Point Apts LLC] received to be hired as a resident manager?
12. Have you received sensitivity training on the civil rights laws that govern the rights of tenants? 

Please respond in writing by first class mail. All rights reserved to bring suit for damages due to violations the Ku Klux Klan Act [42 U.S.C. 1983], Executive Order 11063, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title VI Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VIII Civil Rights Act of 1968; declarative, injunctive, and punitive damages; California GC 12900 et seq, California GC 51, 51.2, 53, consumer fraud act, Equal Protection Act. Govt Code 815.6. Please provide immediate rent reductions for the intercom and tandem parking stall without further delay, in accordance with my email of 11/22/2015 and applicable RAC regulations stated herein.

Again, the discriminatory and retaliatory letter of Yeom-Garcetti-Cervantes is not acceptable as a resolution of the damage claims against the city government or property owner.

Sincerely

[Tenant name redacted]

[Ham-Jew-DNA-Kushite/Black] 

November 24,  2015 

c: Senator Lois Wolk
Assembly person Karen Bass [Facebook page]                                         

Fair Housing Department of Justice
David Greene, code enforcement via email                                                

DFEH
B. L. Wilson
Federal HUD complaint against LAHCID
DFEH complaint against LAHCID
City Attorney Michael Feuer
State Bar of California
City Prosecutor/District Attorney’s office
State Labor Commissioner
State Immigration Office  

LADBS                                                                                                    

ref: Emails Oct 17 2015 at 8:18 am and Email 11/22/15  at 3:08 pm to property owner and city government, demands for payment of damages.

LAMC 41.33 Peaceful Enjoyment
SEC. 41.33. LANDLORDS – DISTURBING TENANTS.
No person, except a duly authorized officer pursuant to the authority of legal process, shall interfere with the peaceful enjoyment, use, possession or occupancy of any premises by the lawful lessee or tenant of such premises either by threat, fraud, intimidation, coercion, duress, or by the maintenance or toleration of a public nuisance, or by cutting off heat, light, water, fuel or free communication by anyone by mail, telephone or otherwise, or by restricting trade or tradesmen from or to any such tenant. 


[Above are excerpts from an email/letter to Public Officials.  All documents are subject to a CPRA request.]

 




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