Landlords under fire


FEDERAL housing officials are trying to encourage L.A. landlords to accept federal rent vouchers from quake victims. The Department of Housing and Urban Development has received 200-plus complaints from quake victims who say landlords are asking for extra deposits or rejecting the vouchers.

HUD officials, who have distributed 12,804 certificates for 18 months of subsidized housing, will meet with landlords Feb. 5 in the San Fernando Valley.

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