In 1978, a social service agency, Pacoima
Revitalization, Inc. (PRI) was created by Los Angeles City Councilman Bob Ronka as a
non-profit public corporation to help revitalize the City of Pacoima, California. The
Pacoima Revitalization, Inc. Collection documents the organization's historical
development and eventual demise through its administrative records. The collection also
depicts the various activities of PRI had within the community.
In 1978, a social service agency, Pacoima Revitalization, Inc. (PRI) was created by Los
Angeles City Councilman Bob Ronka as a non-profit public corporation to help revitalize
the City of Pacoima, California. PRI was funded by the Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD) through the Community Development Department of the City of Los
Angeles. The goals of the organization were: to arrange rehabilitation loans for
housing, provide capital improvement monies, enhance commercial services and new
employment opportunities, plant trees along main boulevards, sponsor graffiti removal,
foster industrial development and community pride. Acting as a resource center for the
City of Pacoima, PRI services were free of charge to local businessmen and community
citizens. PRI's Board of Directors was made up of community members appointed by
Councilman Ronka. The organization closed its doors in July 1981.
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