LA County to Identify Funding to Continue Offering Young People Work Experience through Youth@Work

2020-07-07T12:47:34-07:00July 7th, 2020|Community, In the news, Jobs, Press Release, women children and families|

Youth have been hard hit by the windfall of job losses due to the COVID-19 economic downturn. The state reported that from mid-March to April 25, youth between the ages of 16 to 24 made up 53.3 percent of all unemployment claims. This hardship is felt more acutely by foster youth, youth experiencing homelessness, our [...]

LA County Moves Ahead with Restorative Care Villages to Promote ‘Care First, Jail Last’ Approach

2020-07-10T18:13:09-07:00July 7th, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Jobs, Policy, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

In a significant step towards a ‘care first, jail last’ approach to community health and public safety, today the Board of Supervisors approved two separate, but related Board motions, both authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, that would initiate a plan to close Men’s Central Jail within the year and fast track [...]

Community Business Revitalizations to Receive Additional Funds After Action by Supervisor Solis

2020-07-07T11:12:43-07:00July 7th, 2020|Community, 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 Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to execute a funding agreement with the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) to revitalize commercial corridors and redevelop underutilized real estate to minimize blight: “We all benefit when [...]

Supervisor Hilda L. Solis Statement on the adoption of the 2020-2021 Budget

2020-06-29T16:28:33-07:00June 29th, 2020|Community, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement after the Board of Supervisors adopted the FY 2020-2021 budget: “While in the midst of a global pandemic, thousands of people from throughout Los Angeles County risked their health to take to the streets to amplify a unified message: Black Lives Matter. These past few [...]

Statement from Supervisor Solis regarding the extended date for renewals of County health permits

2020-06-24T18:56:43-07:00June 24th, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis issued the following statement regarding the extended date for renewals of County health permits: “Many restaurants have been financially impacted by COVID-19, and as the County’s Public Health Orders continue to be modified, many of these establishments need support to recover from this unprecedented period of closures, limited [...]

Supervisor Solis Leads Effort to Close Men’s Central Jail to Prioritize Rehabilitation Over Punishment

2020-06-23T15:20:03-07:00June 23rd, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

In recognition of the changing nature of Los Angeles County’s jail population and community demands to defund jail systems in favor of investments in community health and safety, today Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis read in a Board motion, which was co-authored by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, that calls for a plan to close [...]

LA County to Expand Mental Health Care to Underserved Latino Communities Impacted by COVID-19

2020-06-23T11:43:13-07:00June 23rd, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release|

Many Latinos in LA County are essential workers who do not have the option of working from home, which puts them at a higher risk of exposure to the virus. Though a high number of Latinos hold down full-time jobs, many lack medical insurance and access to quality mental health care. In LA County, Latinx [...]

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis Statement on LAHSA’s 2020 Homeless Count

2020-06-19T02:04:17-07:00June 12th, 2020|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis has issued the following statement regarding the 2020 Homeless Count by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA): “As businesses shuttered in adherence to our County Safer at Home Order, families already on the edge of economic hardship before the pandemic were on the brink of homelessness after [...]

LA County to Develop New Program to Help Small Businesses Adhere to New Health Orders

2020-06-19T02:00:56-07:00June 9th, 2020|Community, Health, In the news, Jobs, Press Release|

Los Angeles County has lost over 1 million jobs due to COVID-19 while jobless claims remain at a two-year high and are expected to continue to rise as many businesses struggle to adapt to new safety protocols. Many hardworking small businesses owners who have struggled to reopen their establishments safely and responsibly, and in compliance [...]

LA County Works to Address Inequities Marked by COVID-19 Pandemic

2020-06-09T12:11:09-07:00June 9th, 2020|Community, Health, Immigration, In the news, Press Release|

Communities of color are being hit disproportionately hard by COVID-19 due in part to systemic inequities and institutional racism. Black and Latinx communities are becoming infected and dying of COVID-19 at alarmingly high rates, underscoring longstanding racial and economic disparities. To mitigate this health inequity, the Board of Supervisors today approved a motion authored by [...]