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The first person to qualify for an Inglewood, California, program that subsidizes the purchase of a first home just happened to be a city employee. In fact, Jazmine Covington just happened to work for the city's Housing Authority when the guidelines for the program were being developed, though she left to work in another department late last year. Oh, and her mother is the acting city budget manager. But Housing Manager Roberto Chavez doesn't want you thinking anything funny went on. "The City maintained strict compliance with the rules and regulations of the housing lottery at all times," Chavez said in an email to a local paper. "There have been no violations of its policies nor special exceptions made for any entrant, including Ms. Covington."

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  1. The very foundational belief of lefties is the POWER to Steal = Wealth instead of VALUE=WEALTH.

    Chavez is just making use of lefty ??-principles-??

  2. Many congratulations to Ms. Covington. I and my family were there in the event, it went very well. Mr. Roberto and my wife were colleagues at a Digital Divine, where they were working on some E-Learning Concept for students. Well, I’m very happy for Ms. Covington for her success. God bless!

    1. Many congratulations to Ms. Covington. I and my family were there in the event, it went very well.

      Fucking brilliant – the bots have a humor chip.

      1. Not only that, but this one knew that, as a friend of Lost show runner Damon Lindelof, I’d be attracted to the name Dr. Jack Shepherd.

  3. Hey did anyone see Ricky Gervais crushing Hihn and SJW prog idiots like him?

    It sent Hihn, into a RAGE lolollol

  4. The City maintained strict compliance with the rules and regulations of the housing lottery at all times…

    “The rules that we set up to allow this to happen were followed.”

  5. The City maintained strict compliance with the rules and regulations of the housing lottery at all times…

    In further news, if you like your realtor, you can keep your realtor. Period.

  6. The thing is they are probably telling the truth and there was no corruption. It’s just that insiders already know the game and all the tricks to get their application through without any hick ups. It’s a fundamental issue with any government program that can’t be mitigated without banning government employee and relatives from using it, or the fast more libertarian option of just not having the program in the first place.

    1. As a result of the displacement, Inglewood will cover roughly half of Covington’s purchase of a $600,000 house on West 111th Street. Online property listings showed a cheaper price of $550,000 a few months before negotiations with the city took place. A staff report indicates there were delays in the sale because the limited liability company that owned the property had to fix code violations.

      Covington will have to pay back some, or all, of the city’s portion if the property is sold within 45 years, depending on the length of time that has elapsed. Otherwise, the city’s loan will be forgiven.

      The local news caught the corruption in this part of the story. Plus, I bet a view at comparable home prices in the area for those shitty LA homes are not that high. This lady is inflating the price to get the maximum loan, she will take equity out of the home thanks to Lefty HUD rules, she will move to a cheaper state, and leave the City Taxpayers and the mortgage lender high and dry.

    2. That might be believable if we didn’t find out at the end of the article that she won some kind of lottery. If they are going to “randomly” draw winners government employees, i.e. the ones doing the drawing, should never be eligible.

  7. Lefty Californians deserve all that Socialism they voted for GOOD AND HARD.

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