PAVEMENT: Hotel Hell
I met Charles Porter
from United Coalition East Prevention Project
when I was working on a cover story for the LA Weekly
, Coming Of Age In The Mouth Of Madness
. He was advocating to clean up the Ford Hotel
. Now owned by SRO Housing Corp
, the 25 million dollar transformation is slated for completion in December.
Pictured in photo (left to right): Charles Porter, Travelle Robertson, Abraham Alarcon Jr
: "Man, it was ghetto up in the Ford. Crackheads and handicap people. Lots of murders, lots of killings. I even witnessed a death right in my face. She was like a mother to me. It was messed up, seeing her die."
Shot by Luigi Ventura: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?
UCEP - http://www.socialmodelrecovery.org/united-coalition-east-prevention-project
SRO Housing Corp
read the story here: http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/pavement/