Updated December 24 2016
“Certainly tenants who are white at the property, and the non-Blacks, have the use and benefit of intercom and parking stall, and certainly those tenants reasonably and justifiably place significant and substantial importance on such housing services since they signed the lease and pay over $1700 per month for such housing services. I can hear the voices of those now long dead Blacks in Alabama, ‘Oh, Mister Charlie, I just want me an Intercom boss, and some maintenance, and maybe a parking spot for my car, I am on my knees begging you boss.’ And the white plantation owner smiles down on the Darky and whips him for daring to ask a question. Well what year was that? 2015? The plantation owner continues, ‘And don’t even think of going to court, Boy, cause we gonna lynch you before you get there!’
Taken from “How does a Ham-Jew-DNA-Kushite Black American qualify for intercom?” Click here to see page
“Memorialization of Voicemails and Announcements re 1522 Hi Point St 90035 to Hi Point Apts LLC and others”
[To: D. Burkhead, Edward at LADBS, R. Jackson, city employee; Inspector David James, Michael at LADBS, DFEH, Alan Chen LA County Public Health, city attorney Mike Feuer, David at LADBS, Carlos Richard, Udo Nwachuku, Leyla at Los Angles County Public Health, Lateesha at LAHCID, Charles Garcia, Armida Olguin- Flores, Barbara Brascia LAHCID, Ravinder Rangi, Al Mozannar, maintenance; Cliff Renfrew, Walter Barratt.]
[from tenant name redacted]
Tue 6/28/2016 10:05 PM
To:Agent Walter Barratt Hi Point Apts LLC ; Hi Point Apts LLC Agent C. Renfrew ; email@example.com ; RSO Contact ;
Cc: Hi Point Resident Manager Cynthia Ogan ; Karina Arabolaza ; Mimi@DFEH Infantino ; Gloria@DFEH Morales ; Charles Garcia ; David Greene ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; Rep. Karen Bass ; Da Lacounty Info ; Rep. Karen Bass ; email@example.com ; Fair Housing Doj ; Larry Galstian ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; Alan Chen ; Lincoln Lee ; George Cerda ; email@example.com ; Ifa Kashefi ; Steve Ongele ; Justice Department ; Karen Penera ; Jeff Paxton ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; Rodney Arias ; LAHD RSO ; Leila Ajalova ; Richard Brinson ; email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; Ali Maintenance ; Ravi@DFEH Rangi ;
Dear Hi Point Apts, LLC et al:
1. A damage claim against the state Department of Fair Employment and Housing was received by DFEH dated June 6, 2016.
2. Live announcements or voicemails were left June 21 2016 at 12:45 pm, 1:15 pm, and 2:45 pm to the following individuals and the text of the phone announcement follows: D. Burkhead, Edward at LADBS, R. Jackson, city employee; Inspector David James, Michael at LADBS, DFEH, Alan Chen LA County Public Health, city attorney Mike Feuer, David at LADBS, Carlos Richard, Udo Nwachuku, Leyla at Los Angles County Public Health, Lateesha at LAHCID, Charles Garcia, Armida Olguin- Flores, Barbara Brascia LAHCID, Ravinder Rangi, Al Mozannar, maintenance; Cliff Renfrew, Walter Barratt.
“Today, I need this taken care of today.”
“This is tenant #9 at 1522 Hi Point St. Still trying to get that Intercom. Still trying to get that tandem parking stall. This message is being sent out to the property owner, to the management real estate agency, various city and state officials. Again this is tenant #9 at 1522 Hi Point St; you have the phone number already. The word is “today”, today, today, I’d like to have that intercom installed today, it can be installed today. And also an email went out to you June 14 and I have not received answers from any of you in writing, I need those answers in writing, today, today, today, today is spelled t-o-d-a-y. Again this is tenant #9 , we are available for the intercom to be repaired today, in apt number 9, at 1522 Hi Point St, repaired or replaced. I’m available today to receive a tandem parking stall at 1522 Hi Point St. “Today” is the operative word. Today, I need this taken care of today. Please respond today in writing, non- electronic means: intercom and tandem parking stall. This is tenant #9. Today is June 21 2016.”
3. From LAMC Chapter 15:
Rent. The consideration, including any bonus, benefits or gratuity, demanded or received by a landlord for or in connection with the use or occupancy of a rental unit, including but not limited to monies demanded or paid for the following: meals where required by the landlord as a condition of the tenancy; parking; furnishings; other housing services of any kind; subletting; or security deposits. (Amended by Ord. No. 154,808, Eff. 2/13/81.) LAMC Chapter 15. [emphasis added]
Rent Increase. An increase in rent or any reduction in housing services where there is not a corresponding reduction in the amount of rent received. The Rent Adjustment Commission shall promulgate regulations as to what constitutes such “corresponding reduction”. LAMC Chapter 15.
Unsafe Building or Structure. (Added by Ord. No. 170,445, Eff. 5/6/95, Oper. 7/5/95.) For the purposes of this chapter, the term “unsafe building or structure” shall be as defined in the California Building Code (Title 24, Part 2 California Code of Regulations, Section 203). It is defined as follows:
“(a) General. All buildings or structures regulated by this code which are structurally unsafe or not provided with adequate egress, or which constitute a fire hazard, or are otherwise dangerous to human life are, for the purpose of this section, unsafe. Any use of buildings or structures constituting a hazard to safety, health or public welfare by reason of inadequate maintenance, dilapidation, obsolescence, fire hazard, disaster, damage or abandonment is, for the purpose of this section, an unsafe use. Parapet walls, cornices, spires, towers, tanks, statuary and other appendages or structural members which are supported by, attached to, or a part of a building and which are in deteriorated condition or otherwise unable to sustain the design loads which are specified in this code are hereby designated as unsafe building appendages. LAMC Chapter 15.
“All such unsafe buildings, structures or appendages are hereby declared to be public nuisances and shall be abated by repair, rehabilitation, demolition or removal in accordance with the procedures set forth in the Dangerous Buildings Code or such alternate procedures as may have been or as may be adopted by this jurisdiction. As an alternative, the building official, or other employee or official of this jurisdiction as designated by the governing body, may institute any other appropriate action to prevent, restrain, correct or abate the violation. LAMC Chapter 15. [Emphasis added]; I presume this is the additional authority granted to the city code enforcement employees and county public health employees; such jurisdiction that both entities have denied that they have; proving that their federal funding should be revoked or suspended for cause.
4. State civil code section 51 “Unruh” states in part: All persons within the jurisdiction of this state are free and equal, and no matter what their sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, or medical condition are entitled to the full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, privileges, or services in all business establishments of every kind whatsoever.”
The owner of the property, thru his statements alleged to the DFEH, has admitted to denying to Black tenants apt. 9 — due to race, age, and because I complained— the full and equal advantages, facilities, privileges, or services of repairs, intercom, tandem parking stall, rent reductions and rent reimbursements.
5. Reduction in Housing Services– rent adjustment commission regulations Los Angeles:
410.03 A tenant rents an apartment with the appurtenant housing services available at the time of renting the apartment. Landlords who reduce housing services without a corresponding reduction in rent effectuate an increase in rent. The purpose of these regulations is to guide the Los Angeles Housing Department in its evaluation of a corresponding reasonable reduction in rent. [emphasis added]
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).
The property owner is requested to respond in writing by non-electronic means.
All rights reserved.
[Tenant name redacted]
c: email address supplied for onsite property manager, Williams Real Estate Advisors, LA County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, HUD, US Department of Justice Civil Rights Division Housing and Civil Enforcement Acting Chief Sameena Shina Majeed and Paralegal Specialist Stephany Alva, Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Code Enforcement and Rent Stabilization Department, Los Angeles Building and Safety, Mayor Eric Garcetti and Council, State Department of fair Employment Ravi Rangi under Kevin Kish and Edmund G. Brown, Maintenance Al Mozannar of Reyes Contractors Inc and Reyes Electrical Contractors, Congressperson Karen Bass
DFEH case numbers # 712769-195727; Case #s 37638-201611, 37638-201605 and 767651-233189.
[from tenant name redacted. Editor: this email has been redacted.]
“Racists Among Us”
Tenants apt 1 are white and moved here about a year ago. They received a working intercom upon move in. Just across the hallway is tenants #9, both Black. Their intercom has not been working or replaced since May 2014: over two years.
Racism is not any simpler than that.
“General. All buildings or structures regulated by this code which are structurally unsafe or not provided with adequate egress, or which constitute a fire hazard, or are otherwise dangerous to human life are, for the purpose of this section, unsafe. Any use of buildings or structures constituting a hazard to safety, health or public welfare by reason of inadequate maintenance, dilapidation, obsolescence, fire hazard, disaster, damage or abandonment is, for the purpose of this section, an unsafe use. ” Los Angeles Municipal Code.
Los Angeles RAC 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 voicemail of June 21 click here:
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Updated September 19 2016
Los Angeles, California officials say Black tenant treated as “Nigger” not entitled to full and equal housing privileges. Select tenants are named. United States Central District Court case CV16-03236 JLS.
Attorneys for the defendants are ATTORNEY FOR COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, AND ALAN CHEN Renee E Jensen email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org; ATTORNEY FOR WILLIAMS REAL ESTATE ADVISORS, Inc. Thomas L Watters email@example.com; ATTORNEY FOR STATE OF CALIFORNIA Martin Ageson firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com; ATTORNEY FOR CITY OF LOS ANGELES, CHARLES GARCIA, BARBARA BRASCIA, RICHARD BRINSON, ARMIDA-OLGUIN FLORES Robert P Moore firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com; ATTORNEY FOR HI POINT APTS, LLC, WALTER BARRATT, CLIFF RENFREW Jared A Barry firstname.lastname@example.org [UPDATED SEPT. 19, 2016]