Until it was fixed—which it was, in secret, as a hurricane loomed—there was a 1-in-16 chance that the Citicorp Building would collapse for every year it stood.
It’s hard to believe that Watts would have been passed over again. … It’s such a kick in the stomach. I can’t imagine another community in this country that is more deserving of a little bit of help from the federal government.
Rep. Janice Hahn (D-San Pedro), on Jordan Downs’ failure to secure a $30-million federal Choice Neighborhoods grant, which would have gone toward redeveloping the public housing project into a mixed-income community