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Committee on Financial Services

United States House of Representatives

Hearing - Insurance, Housing, & Community Opportunity

The Housing Crisis in Los Angeles and Responses to Preventing Foreclosures and Foreclosure Rescue Fraud

Date: March 28, 2009


Thomas Lakin Gymnasium, Los Angeles Southwest College, 1600 W. Imperial Highway, Los Angeles, California

Witness List & Prepared Testimony:

Panel One:

  • The Honorable Jerry Brown, Attorney General, State of California

Panel Two:

  • Tanya Tull, President and Chief Executive Officer, Beyond Shelter
  • Ms. Susie Shannon, Housing Advocate, LA Coalition to End Hunger and Homelessness
  • Mr. Larry Gross, Executive Director, Coalition for Economic Survival
  • Ms. Minelle Johnson, Housing Choice Voucher Recipient, Los Angeles, CA
  • Ms. Renita Pitcher, Jordan Downs Public Housing Resident, Los Angeles, CA
  • Dr. Ralph Fertig, Professor, School of Social Work, University of Southern California
  • Ms. Marva Smith Battley-Bey, Executive Director, Vermont Slauson Economic Development

Panel Three:

  • Ms. Mercedes Marquez, General Manager, City of Los Angeles Housing DepartmentMs
  • Mr. Rudy Montiel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
  • Ms. Lori Gay, President and Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles Neighborhood Housing Services
  • Mr. Charles Boyd, Deputy Neighborhood Officer for Housing Safety, Los Angeles Urban League
  • Ms. Jazmin Faccuseh, Housing Counselor, East L.A. Community Corporation
  • Ms. Ruth Teague, Director, Los Angeles Corporation for Supportive Housing

Panel Four:

  • Ms. Heather Peters, Deputy Secretary for Business Regulation, Department of Business, Transportation, and Housing, State of California
  • Mr. Pastor Herrera, Director, County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer Affairs
  • Mr. Armando Fraga, Chief Investigator, L.A. County District Attorney, Fraud Division
  • Ms. Caryn Becker, Policy Counsel, Center for Responsible Lending
  • Mr. Christian Abasto, Managing Attorney, Legal Aid Foundation Eviction Defense Center

Printed Hearing: 111-23

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