I have lived in this housing unit for 7 years. It was initially called Conventional Housing LOMOD was/is the Property Investment Agency that owns this and several other public housing properties It was good, we had government maintenance and plenty of good qualified people doing their jobs and taking good care of the tenants and their units and the building and grounds.
In comes Rudy Montiel, promising the tenants that Section 8 would bring in so much more money from HUD that they would be able to do so much more for us, followed by a list of lies. The workers slowly disappeared. The building was neglected for over a year.
His card had the HACLA logo, a government agency, and under his name was 'President and CEO'. That's an oxymoron, not possible. All of a sudden LOMOD had a huge banner out front as a property investment company 'now renting'. It had become a filthy tenement during this year of neglect.
Montiel and Villaraigosa are partying together out on the town Out of the blue, LOMOD becomes a non-profit organization, and calls itself HACLA I pested them and wrote about this all over the web and I guess others did the same, Montiel was let go... a free man with nearly 1/2 million bucks severance. No trial, no paying back the money, no prison. The others are still doing their jobs as if nothing happened.
New plan to get more HUD taxpayer dollars up their sleeve. They hire a billion dollars management company, TELACU who quickly hires our lowliest clerk as manager of this huge 200 unit building for elderly and disabled.
Rush job to get that new money. Big meeting, we are converting to a Project Based Section 8 (as opposed to tenant based sec. 8 vouchers)... brings them a new HUD fortune that is quickly sucked up and siphoned off into TELACU, who have turned our building into many offices sparing no expense on themselves. So LOMOD was the first way to account for all the money usage.
Now it is TELACU.
These people simply refuse to spend any money to bring our apartments up to snuff. I have never been so stressed out and frustrated. They lie, steal, entered my apartment without telling me when I was away, are making the vacant apartments BEAUTIFUL to get top dollar rents from the general public, when this has always been a building for seniors and disabled. They lied and said they were bringing in homeless vets... NOT
I was finally promised a kitchen remodel by Roy Roque who is HACLA's man in charge of maintenance. This was after much time and aggravation. Nobody knows what the others are doing, they do not communicate, they pass the buck for being responsible for their jobs.
I've had 7 years of misery here. My apartment was not refurbished when I moved in. They were started to paint the kitchen and the guy quit. I never got paint, everything in here is disgusting and old and broken down. The walls have never been painted, they refuse to even shampoo the carpets.
They didn't learn a lesson from Montiel getting busted, they found new ways to get even more! The workers here throw themselves parties ALL THE TIME, sparing no expense. They refuse to keep a petty cash for the tenants when we lose money in the vending machines and washers.
We were also promised more washers and dryers. 200 units, 4 washers and 4 dryers each set in a different room on different floors. That never happened. They forced us to remove all our things from our storage rooms and I still don't know what to do with all the stuff, these are small apartments. They have not done anything with those rooms, we did NOT have to move our stuff. One of my locked cabinets was opened and the contents stolen. It was one of them.
The current situation is that they are now insisting that I accept for them to glaze over a rotten counter in the kitchen and also the ancient porous sink, while at the same time, Roy has promised all new counters and sinks. So they have arranged to come in here tomorrow morning while they know all the tenants will be in the conference room filling out papers, they left a notice on my door today AFTER their working hours and right after the maintenance guys were here and I told them they could not do it. One of them knows that Roy promised to redo everything, they left, and then the note on the door announcing they were coming back when I was going to be gone tomorrow and do it against my wishes in my absence.
I cannot stress how this has made me physically and emotionally torn up. Trying to reason with liars and thieves, constantly having threatening notices tapes to our doors that suggest we will be evicted. It never stops. They had made it a condition of NEVER to disrespect the morons from TELACU that try to run our lives while they spend all our money on themselves. REALLY?
Stuff this kind of anger and frustration or be put in the street? DEMANDING respect to the people who are making our lives miserable? They are breaking so many different kinds of laws and codes that I just can't keep up. I see that others have made complaints about them, but not this updated biggest scam of them all.
The entire city and county government is corrupt from the lowliest clerk to the city attorney. I was attacked and battered by 2 sheriffs in my health clinic and was told by the CITY atty, that if I filed any kind of complaint that I would be formally charge with battery... HUH?
So I live with horrible back injuries and am in constant pain. There just HAS to be a way to clean up this housing corruption! The idiot mayor has the police force as his own person n**i style secret service death squad. He is as crooked as the day is long. If ANYONE can do something about this PLEASE HELP US! It is degrading just to be in the same room with any Telacu worker. They are all arrogant and never work.
We need to put LOMOD back where it belongs, into a tax paying for profit company that it is. Get rid of TELACU who is here just so that HACLA could get billions from HUD. They have enough money to make this building and all the apartments perfect and fresh and healthy. They can afford qualified people who actually know how to do their jobs.
Custodial staff like in the good old days. We have one person for this huge 7 floor building. How can it be kept clean? It cannot. I'm sure I used up more than my fair space... we need help with this NOW