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Jasmyne Cannick

Vincent Cook; Credit: Jasmyne Cannick

Residents of Dirty, Dilapidated South L.A. House Get City Help to Find New Home

On Thursday morning, April 12, nearly a dozen people woke up in new surroundings at a motel in Long Beach after being relocated by the city of Los Angeles out of a filthy, dilapidated house on Crenshaw Boulevard. The men and women, including 56-year-old former comedian Vincent Cook, were facing eviction and sudden homelessness after what they and their attorney are calling a room-for-rent scam run by a woman who claims to operate transitional housing....