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LA County to Support SB 464: California Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act

2019-05-03T10:22:56-07:00April 30th, 2019|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

SB 464 to Curb High Mortality Rate of Black Pregnant Women Although black women make up five percent of those giving birth in California, they account for 21 percent of all pregnancy-related deaths, according to a 2018 report from the California Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review. Between 1999 and 2003, black women in Los Angeles County were [...]

LA County to Launch Fair Chance Hiring Awareness Campaign to Support Formerly-Incarcerated Workers

2019-04-30T12:17:46-07:00April 30th, 2019|Community, In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

One in three working-age Americans has a felony criminal record, and up to 75 percent of individuals released from either prison or jail are unemployed after a year. Some businesses are hesitant to hire former inmates: more than 60 percent of employers say they would not hire someone with a criminal record, even though a [...]

Supervisor Solis on KPCC’s Take Two Discusses Need for Shelters in the San Gabriel Valley

2019-04-18T08:45:05-07:00April 16th, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Audio/Video, In the news|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis was recently featured on KPCC's Take Two with host A Martinez to discuss her Board motion that seeks to establish more temporary shelters in the San Gabriel Valley. In 2018, the number of people in the San Gabriel Valley experiencing unsheltered homelessness grew to 2,790 — a 19% [...]

From SoCalGas Settlement, LA County to Launch Exide Area Lead-Based Paint Mitigation Program

2019-04-25T08:46:31-07:00April 16th, 2019|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, Health, In the news, Press Release|

As part of Los Angeles County’s settlement with SoCalGas over the Aliso Canyon gas leak, LA County Department of Public Health (DPH) received $5.2 million for the removal of lead-based paint in homes surrounding the now-shuttered Exide battery recycling plant in the City of Vernon. Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to [...]

LA County to Work with Cities to Identify Temporary Homeless Shelter Options in the San Gabriel Valley

2019-04-15T17:00:19-07:00April 9th, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, In the news, Press Release|

On any given night, more than 4,200 people experience homelessness in the San Gabriel Valley, according to the 2018 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. Despite this great need, there are limited options for temporary shelter in the San Gabriel Valley, with only two year-round homeless shelters: one in Pasadena and the other in Pomona, with few [...]

LA County Proclaims April 1 Census 2020 Call to Action Day

2019-03-26T17:13:34-07:00March 26th, 2019|Community, In the news, Press Release|

With more than 10 million residents, Los Angeles County is considered by the U.S. Census to be the hardest-to-count county in the nation. In the City of Los Angeles, the County’s most populated city, residents speak over 200 different languages and more than 70 percent are renters. To ensure mobile individuals and families who do [...]

LA County to Combat Homelessness by Drafting Pet-Friendly Housing Ordinance

2019-03-12T09:53:23-07:00March 12th, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, In the news, Press Release|

On any given night, 39,396 individuals experiencing homelessness remain unsheltered in Los Angeles County. About 10 percent of people who lack housing have pets who serve as trusted companions and family members. However, many supportive and permanent housing options lack the infrastructure to care for pets, or they prohibit cats and dogs outright, leading many [...]

LA County to Expand Free Dental Care Through My Health LA

2019-03-05T14:29:04-07:00March 5th, 2019|Health, In the news, Press Release|

Established in 2014, the My Health LA (MHLA) program provides medical care to Los Angeles County residents who do not have and cannot get health insurance. As My Health LA expands its primary care services, some community clinics want to also expand their dental services, but some sites cannot because they are not physically connected [...]

LA County Urges Congress to Fully Fund Repairs for Whittier Narrows Dam

2019-02-26T11:22:05-07:00February 26th, 2019|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, In the news, Press Release|

County Also Requests Congress Consider Transfer of Authority of Army Corps Flood Channels Constructed in 1957 in the southern stretches of the San Gabriel Valley, the Whittier Narrows Dam no longer meets tolerable-risk guidelines set by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and requires immediate upgrades and repairs. The U.S. Army Corps has ranked [...]

LA County to Update General Relief Eligibility Requirements

2019-02-19T17:34:26-07:00February 19th, 2019|Community, Health, Press Release, services|

In 2016, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the Homeless Initiative’s comprehensive strategies aimed at connecting people experiencing homelessness to critical housing and employment resources. Many of the Initiative’s recommendations focused on General Relief, a County-funded program that provides financial assistance to indigent adults who are ineligible for Federal or State programs. As [...]