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L.a. Federation Sets Up Foundation to Buy Land for Low Cost Housing for Elderly

The Jewish Federation Council of Los Angeles has established the Menorah Housing Foundation to purchase land for low cost rental housing for elderly persons in the area. Robert J. Felixson. chairman of the Foundation’s board, said there was an urgent need for such housing among thousands of elderly Jews who live on Social Security, small pensions or other small incomes.

He said that more than 5,000 aged Jews in the Los Angeles area have annual incomes of $4,000 or less and half the group are rentees. A building site has been selected in an area where shopping, recreational and medical facilities are readily available. Mr. Felixson said he hoped the Federal Government would help fund the proposed housing units.