LA County to Join Litigation to Oppose Expanded Definition of a Public Charge

2019-10-01T17:29:37-07:00October 1st, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, Health, Immigration, In the news, Policy, Press Release, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement directing County Counsel to either file and/or join in litigation that opposes the federal Administration’s final rule expanding the definition of a ‘public charge,’ which if left legally unchallenged, will take effect on October 15, 2019: “On August 14, 2019, the U.S. Department of [...]

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

2019-10-01T17:13:39-07:00October 1st, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis today released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors authorized over $37 million in loans to finance the Ramona Metro housing project in the City of El Monte, the PATH Villas housing project in South Gate, the Cecil Apartments in downtown Los Angeles and the Ingraham Apartments [...]

LA County Responds to the Immediate Need to Support Foster Youth Who Identify as LGBTQ+

2019-09-24T10:45:14-07:00September 24th, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, In the news, Press Release|

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to implement preventive measures that will ensure a continuum of care for youth and children who are in the County’s child welfare system and who identify as LGBTQ+. The recent suicide of Andrew M., a transgender transitional age youth who was in foster care, heightens [...]

Supervisor Solis’ statement on the criminalization of homelessness and the Martin v. City of Boise decision

2019-09-17T13:15:49-07:00September 17th, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors passed a motion 3-2, with Supervisor Solis voting against the motion, to have LA County file or join an amicus brief that would reverse the 9th Circuit Court’s decision in Martin v. City of Boise, which prevents local governments and [...]

Supervisor Solis’ statement on the Board’s approval of a $15 million affordable housing project in Huntington Park

2019-09-17T11:35:22-07:00September 17th, 2019|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 up to $15,000,000 in bonds to finance the acquisition and rehabilitation of the Casa Bonita Senior Apartments, an 80-unit multifamily rental housing development located in the City of Huntington Park: “I am excited to launch the next phase [...]

LA County to Expand Voting Access for Residents Experiencing Homelessness

2019-09-17T10:57:33-07:00September 17th, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, In the news, Press Release, services|

Individuals experiencing homelessness encounter obstacles that limit their ability to register to vote, despite the fact that policy decisions are designed to directly impact those who are economically disadvantaged. People without stable housing may lack a permanent address and may require access to affordable transportation in order to register and/or vote. To address this inequity, [...]

Supervisor Solis’ statement on studying the creation of a Civil Defense Unit in the Public Defender’s Office

2019-09-10T15:35:53-07:00September 10th, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Immigration, In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors passed her motion to study the feasibility of creating a new Civil Defense Unit within the Office of the Public Defender, with a report back to the Board within 120 days with recommendations:   “Many public defender offices around [...]

Supervisor Solis’ statement on Board’s approval of a $17 million affordable housing project in East Los Angeles

2019-08-13T17:01:37-07:00August 13th, 2019|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 $17,357,500 worth of bonds to finance the acquisition, construction, and development of the Whitter & Downey NW META Housing project in unincorporated East Los Angeles: “I am excited to launch the next phase of this important affordable housing [...]

LA County to Support Public Housing Authorities That Will Help Former Foster Youth Find Housing

2019-08-13T17:01:21-07:00August 13th, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, In the news, Press Release|

A new federal program designed to help young people who age out of the foster care system could provide housing vouchers to eligible youth in Los Angeles County. The County serves more than 34,000 children and youth, including 2,000 young people in extended foster care who struggle to access stable housing once they leave the [...]

LA County to Protect Board-and-Care Residents from Transfer Trauma

2019-07-23T12:30:25-07:00July 23rd, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, In the news, Press Release|

Many individuals who have been discharged from a psychiatric hospital, or from the criminal justice system, have found support at board-and-care homes that provide 24-hour-care. In recent years, many of these facilities have been closing in Los Angeles County due to rising costs, which traumatizes residents who are forced to suddenly find other suitable housing [...]