LA County to Address Homelessness Among Seniors

2020-02-18T18:20:23-08:00February 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

2020-02-18T18:14:41-08:00February 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 [...]

Statement from Supervisor Hilda L. Solis on Governor Newsom’s Proposed Budget

2020-01-10T18:48:46-08:00January 10th, 2020|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, Health, Immigration, In the news, Jobs, Policy, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after California Governor Gavin Newsom released his proposed budget for fiscal year 2020-21: “Governor Newsom’s proposed budget prioritizes our most vexing challenge to date: the immediate need to house individuals and families in LA County who are experiencing homelessness. With his FY 2020-21 proposed [...]

LA County to Launch the 2020 Greater Los Angeles Youth Homeless Count

2020-01-20T01:33:52-08:00January 7th, 2020|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, In the news, Press Release, services, women children and families|

On any given night, an estimated 4,021 young adults between the ages of 18 and 24 experience homelessness in Los Angeles County, which is a 22 percent increase from 2018.  Among these individuals, 29 percent reported involvement with the child welfare system and 62 percent reported involvement with the juvenile or criminal justice systems. To [...]

Supervisor Solis’ Statement on Potential Interim or Affordable Housing at 1060 North Vignes

2019-12-03T12:54:51-08:00December 3rd, 2019|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 directing County Departments to report back to the Board in 90 days with recommendations to develop and identify funding for interim and/or affordable housing at the County-owned property located at 1060 North Vignes Street in the [...]

LA County adds 237 beds for youth with foster care experience with nearly $9.5 million in funding

2019-11-12T17:50:01-08:00November 12th, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

While the LA Countywide homeless services delivery system housed more young people in 2018 than ever before, more youth are still falling into homelessness. Many youth experiencing homelessness were previously in the foster care system. Following a November 2018 motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis on transitional housing for former foster [...]