As the June deadline approached for Dooley House to finish its AIDS transitional housing project, the nonprofit's contractor is in a legal fight with the city, holding up the project.

On Apr. 23, County Superior Court Judge Faustino Fernandez- Vina ordered the city to grant the remaining allocated funds to Dooley House.

But Seven Caesars has yet to receive a dime, said Laverne Hicks, site manager for the Hogan House project. Hicks is worried the project won't be complete by the June 30 federal deadline.

"There is a pending motion for reconsideration on this matter," said city spokesman Robert Corrales. He wouldn't elaborate on why the city is continuing to fight the matter.

"At this point they have no standing to not pay any money out," Hicks said, adding that the city's reconsideration request "doesn't stop the order."