Federal Community Development Block Grant
The city of El Monte plans to buy bank-owned homes, fix them up, and then sell them to low-income families in an effort to combat foreclosures in the area.
Jeff Dietrich serves a thousand meals a day at his soup kitchen on skid row. He sees the poor and needy firsthand. But he does not see why a $1 million of taxpayer money, that could go to help the needy, is ending up in the hands of one of the world’s largest architectural firms.