LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ Statement on Metro Launching a Feasibility Study of LA River/Rio Hondo Station

2020-01-17T11:31:33-08:00January 17th, 2020|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, In the news, Jobs, LA River, Press Release, Transportation|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after Metro staff approved a contract to conduct a technical feasibility study of the Los Angeles River/Rio Hondo Confluence in the City of South Gate as part of Metro’s West Santa Ana Branch (WSAB) Transit Corridor project: "The cities surrounding the Confluence of the [...]

Supervisor Solis’ Statement on Detained Migrant Children Being Denied Flu Vaccine

2020-01-14T13:42:23-08:00January 14th, 2020|Community, Health, Immigration, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion instructing LA County to monitor and possibly join litigation challenging the federal government’s anti-flu vaccine policy for migrant children at U.S. border detention facilities:   “The U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) imprudent decision to deny migrant children [...]

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 [...]

Supervisor Solis’ Statement in Response to a Commercial Plane Releasing Engine Fuel Over Cudahy

2020-01-16T12:27:19-08:00January 14th, 2020|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, Health, In the news, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement in response to a commercial jetliner releasing engine fuel over residential communities in southeast Los Angeles County: “I am distraught to learn that an airplane returning to LAX has dropped engine fuel on children at schools, including Park Avenue Elementary School in the City [...]

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

2020-01-07T13:53:04-08:00January 7th, 2020|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, In the news, Press Release, services, women children and families|

On any given night, over 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 ensure [...]

Statement from Supervisor Hilda L. Solis on Empowering Older Adults and Caregivers in East LA

2020-01-08T08:45:30-08:00January 7th, 2020|Community, In the news, Press Release, services, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion directing the County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS), along with other pertinent Departments, to develop a 90-day report back with recommendations on increasing enrollment among older adults and caregivers in East Los [...]

Supervisor Solis’ Statement on LA County to Develop a Maternal Mental Health Program in El Monte

2019-12-17T12:53:36-08:00December 17th, 2019|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release, services, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved her motion to launch a new maternal mental health program in the City of El Monte: “Over the years, we have seen stressors impact a woman’s pregnancy, which then leads to poor outcomes for the new mother and [...]

Supervisor Solis’ Statement on Innovative Programs to Support Small Businesses

2019-12-17T11:43:39-08:00December 17th, 2019|Community, In the news, Jobs, Press Release|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved a $327,000 allocation from her discretionary funds to establish two innovative programs that will support small businesses in the First District: “Los Angeles County’s small businesses in economically underserved areas need support to flourish, especially when communities are [...]

LA County and LAUSD to Explore Launching an Accessory Dwelling Units Partnership Program

2019-12-10T16:36:17-08:00December 10th, 2019|Community, Immigration, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

As the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) decommissions thousands of bungalows once used as classrooms, these units could potentially be converted into detached, low-cost small houses that could help alleviate Los Angeles County’s lack of affordable housing. To explore this innovative strategy, today the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed a motion, authored [...]