Supervisor Solis’ statement on creating an LA County Youth Climate Commission

2019-10-16T11:54:17-07:00October 15th, 2019|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, Health, In the news, Jobs, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved her motion to begin the process to establish a Los Angeles County Youth Climate Commission: “We know that low-income communities and communities of color are suffering the most severe impacts from a changing climate, and it is [...]

Supervisor Solis’ statement on Gov. Newsom signing AB 539 (high cost loans) into law

2019-10-10T17:27:35-07:00October 10th, 2019|Community, In the news, Jobs, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed AB 539 (high cost loans) into law:   “For too long, low-income communities of color have been taken advantage of by high-cost lenders, trapping consumers in loans that they cannot afford to repay, undercutting their financial well-being, and impacting [...]

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 to Stop Rise in Violence with First Anti-Hate Initiative

2019-10-01T17:05:43-07:00October 1st, 2019|Community, Immigration, In the news, Policy, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion|

Hate crimes in Los Angeles County increased in 2018, reaching their highest level in nearly a decade, according to an annual report by the County’s Commission on Human Relations. With 521 cases, LA County has seen five consecutive years of rising acts of hate reported against African Americans, the LGBTQ+ community, Jews, and Latinos. In [...]

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 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 [...]

Supervisor Solis’ Statement on LA County’s Preventive Steps to Reduce Acts of Gun Violence

2019-08-13T17:10:12-07:00August 13th, 2019|Community, Health, In the news, Policy, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion to direct LA County’s Department of Public Health to convene the Office of Violence Prevention Leadership Team and the Community Partnership Council so they can identify strategies that will prevent acts of violence in public spaces: [...]

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 [...]