Board of Supervisors Tax Dollars Bought Halfway House?


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Note: A controversial halfway house, dropped into a single family residential district, largely opposed by surrounding neighbors who rightly fear property values may drop, was actually financed by our LA County Supervisors, according to the letter below: 

Good Morning Nury—

Happy Thanksgiving—I hope you and your family enjoy a happy holiday.

I wanted to make you aware of the Tax Payers money that funded the purchase of 14926 Kittridge.  You know–the more we find out about this process — the more outrageous it becomes.  On 6-23-14 the county supervisors provided Village Family Services with $551,250 of taxpayer monies to secure 14926 Kittridge for a future halfway house in our neighborhood

 

VFS also received an additional $200,000 in taxpayer money for their “Drop In Center” located in CD2—-Our own tax money is funding this project that the community at large opposes.  Currently, the neighbors do not know this –and they will not be happy to learn about this.

We have also learned that VFS currently does not have the “county contract” or the “certification” needed for creating this “halfway house” in our community—we need your help to stop this from happening.

Sheila Kuehl will be coming into the supervisor’s seat on Monday, 12-1….I urge you— please— connect with her and put a stop to this nightmare for Van Nuys—-we need your effort.

Mr. Krekorian’s office has been very helpful with information—– the people of Van Nuys in the CD2 portion of our community came over to support our petition signing last Sat., 11-22-14.

Please keep us apprised of your efforts in this very serious matter.

Many Thanks,

Monica M. Alexenko

3 thoughts on “Board of Supervisors Tax Dollars Bought Halfway House?

  1. #NoYouthHomelessness
    Los Angeles County is home to nearly 9,500 unaccompanied homeless youth, most between the ages of 12-24. The 2013 count for the San Fernando Valley uncovered a 64.8% increase in homelessness over 2011 and unaccompanied youth under the age of 18 increased by 48%. Research from The Williams Institute at UCLA indicates that 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBT. LGBT youth are at higher risk of emotional distress and face greater psycho-social challenges compared to heterosexual teens. 51% of youth surveyed became homeless because they were asked to leave home, and 23% were homeless because of being physically abused or beaten.

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  2. Please note, the $551,250.00 in public funding (our taxes) was
    for “Village Family Services House Emergency Shelter Project
    for Transitional Age Youth”.
    Please understand, an emergency shelter project is not a half-way house.

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  3. Awe, yes, another project in “the dead zone”…and how appropriate. There had been another such place a block or two north of Magnolia Blvd. at southern edge of Van Nuys. When it was discontinued (and it had also been used for group meetings), they found drug paraphernalia and a stash hidden inside the place…Having been introduced to the wonderful world of drug addicts through having tried to help a loser family out, the things I have learned are enough to support sterilization…if not worse. The numbers from rehabilitation run as low as 10-15% depending upon which reports you happen to read…but few who se3rve time for drug-related crimes come out better. In fact, AA says it takes at least 5 years of sobriety for someone to even be considered “CLEAN”…rarely will any of these people make it past a year. But after what happened to me, I truly wish it upon the other bleeding hearts that they also step in where their big mouths are always gumming and try ta save these people. They are always willing to take from those who will give to them. In the ‘industry’ (hA!), they call it “empowerment”…aaaah, yes, how sweet Marina del Rey looks on a clear day!

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