Supervisor Solis’ Statement on Strengthening LA County’s Eviction Moratorium in Wake of COVID-19

2020-03-31T16:07:10-07:00March 31st, 2020|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, Health, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors passed her motion directing County Departments to prepare a report back with measures aimed at strengthening the County’s eviction moratorium: “On March 19, 2020, the County issued an Executive Order placing a temporary moratorium on evictions in unincorporated areas. [...]

LA County to Pursue Housing Navigators for Youth

2020-03-31T12:28:06-07:00March 31st, 2020|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion authorizing the County’s Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to apply for state funding to hire housing navigators to help youth, with priority given to youth in foster care, find housing: “California’s lack of affordable [...]

Supervisor Solis Champions Property Tax Relief for Families Impacted by COVID-19

2020-03-19T16:22:59-07:00March 19th, 2020|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, In the news, Press Release|

Supervisor Hilda L. Solis this week championed a Los Angeles County Executive Directive that instructs the County’s Treasurer and Tax Collector to work with property owners who have been impacted by COVID-19 and who struggle to pay their property taxes on time. “COVID-19 has adversely affected businesses and families who live paycheck to paycheck,” said [...]

Supervisor Solis’ statement on the Board’s approval of four affordable housing developments in the First District

2020-03-04T15:57:50-08:00March 4th, 2020|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors authorized $11 million to finance a new development at 3rd and Dangler in East Los Angeles, the affordability preservation of Casa Bonita Senior Apartments in Huntington Park, the new La Veranda housing project in the City of Los Angeles, [...]

LA County to Address Homelessness Among Seniors

2020-03-02T00:19:53-08:00February 18th, 2020|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, Health, In the news, Press Release|

In 2019, the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count revealed that the number of individuals 62 years of age or older who were experiencing homelessness increased by eight percent. To address the number of senior citizens who are aging into homelessness, today the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda [...]

LA County Approved more Affordable Housing Units in the First District

2020-03-02T00:19:05-08:00February 18th, 2020|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, In the news, Press Release|

In recognition of the urgent need to provide more affordable housing units to address our region’s homelessness crisis, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today approved and directed the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) to proceed with the issuance of up to $23 million of tax-exempt multifamily housing revenue bonds for the development [...]

LA County to Increase Funding to Prevent Youth Homelessness

2020-01-21T18:13:51-08:00January 21st, 2020|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, In the news, Press Release|

Under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new Homeless Housing, Assistance, and Prevention program (HHAP), Los Angeles County is anticipated to receive $65 million in funding. By law, at least eight percent of HHAP dollars must be used for services and housing for youth experiencing homelessness. However, young adults who lack housing likely exceed eight percent of the [...]

LA County to Explore Buying and Repurposing St. Vincent Medical Center

2020-01-21T17:02:48-08:00January 21st, 2020|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Health, In the news, Press Release|

In August 2018, Verity Health System of California filed for bankruptcy protection for St. Vincent Medical Center (SVMC), along with affiliate hospitals. Since last year’s successful auction bidder was unable to secure financing to follow through on the purchase, St. Vincent Medical Center is once again available for purchase. In addition, a judge has given Verity [...]

Supervisor Solis’ Statement on Expansion of Sheriff’s Homeless Outreach Services Team

2020-01-21T16:41:34-08:00January 21st, 2020|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors passed her motion directing the CEO to report back on the availability of funding to expand the Sheriff’s Homeless Outreach Services Team (HOST):   “On June 13, 2017, the Board of Supervisors passed my motion to approve $6.6 million over [...]

LA County to Prioritize Affordable Housing in Areas of High Risk of Displacement

2020-01-14T13:12:21-08:00January 14th, 2020|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, In the news, Press Release|

Many low-income residents in economically disadvantaged communities that are experiencing an uptick in public and private infrastructure investments are vulnerable to displacement as property values increase and rents rise. Most low-income renters spend over 50 percent of their income on rent, leaving them vulnerable to displacement and at a high risk of experiencing homelessness. To [...]