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 depicts the various activities of PRI 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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