Supervisor Solis’ statement opposing the Federal Administration’s proposed changes to the discrimination protections in the Affordable Care Act

2019-07-30T13:17:48-07:00July 30th, 2019|Community, Health, 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 passed her motion to send a 4-signature letter to the U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary and submit a public comment in opposition to the federal Administration’s proposed changes to the discrimination protections in the Affordable Care Act (also [...]

LA County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis’ Statement on Proposed Federal Rules to Limit Access to CalFresh

2019-07-30T11:04:22-07:00July 30th, 2019|Health, In the news, Policy, 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 to send a five-signature letter to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and to the County Congressional Delegation to declare Los Angeles County’s strong opposition to proposed federal rules to cut food benefits: “The Trump Administration is [...]

LA County to Expand Safety Net for Children Abandoned During Federal Immigration Enforcement Actions

2019-07-16T14:06:08-07:00July 16th, 2019|Community, Immigration, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

LOS ANGELES, CA - Today, the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis that will enhance the County’s efforts to recruit relatives and family friends who can serve as caregivers for children whose parents are in the custody of ICE agents. Representing 35 percent of Los Angeles County’s [...]

LA County to Expand Housing Options for Sexually-Exploited Children

2019-07-09T12:01:25-07:00July 9th, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

Last year, there were 584 referrals to the Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) of Commercially-Sexually Exploited Children, also known as CSEC. According to the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (also known as CAST), of the 81 new minors and TAY who were victims of sex trafficking and were served by CAST last [...]

Supervisor Solis’ Statement in response to SCOTUS’ decision on 2020 Census citizenship question

2019-07-01T10:48:06-07:00June 27th, 2019|Community, Immigration, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the United States Supreme Court released their 5-4 decision on whether a citizenship question should be added to the 2020 Census: “Today's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to not include a citizenship question on the 2020 Census is a victory. We thank [...]

LA County Rallies in Response to SCOTUS Decision on the 2020 Census Citizenship Question

2019-07-01T10:49:01-07:00June 21st, 2019|Community, Immigration, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

Officials Encourage County Residents to Participate in the Census More than 100 individuals from community organizations and government agencies joined Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis on Thursday in Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to not include a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. “Today's decision [...]

Supervisor Solis’ statement on LA County’s support of the Family First Transition and Support Act

2019-06-18T12:29:46-07:00June 18th, 2019|Community, 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 to send a five-signature letter to representatives in Washington D.C. expressing LA County’s strong support of H.R. 2702, the Family First Transition and Support Act: “In September 2019, the County of Los Angeles stands to lose [...]

With Federal Housing Assistance in Jeopardy, LA County to Support Mixed-Status Families

2019-06-04T13:34:57-07:00June 4th, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Immigration, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

Under current federal law, undocumented immigrants and immigrants who have been victims of domestic violence or sexual assault are ineligible for public housing subsidies, but they can live with their mixed-status family if a relative in their household is eligible for federal housing assistance. However, last month the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development [...]

Supervisor Solis’ statement on the 2019 Homeless Count

2019-06-07T17:15:08-07:00June 4th, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Health, Immigration, In the news, Press Release, Veterans, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis has issued the following statement following the release of the 2019 Homeless Count by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA): “With the voters’ approval of Measure H, LA County has been able to build more shelters, provide more services, and place more people into temporary and permanent [...]

Addressing Disparities in Foster Care, LA County to Launch Office of Equity

2019-05-21T12:35:22-07:00May 21st, 2019|Community, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

African-American children and youth who identify as LGBTQ are disproportionately overrepresented in foster care when compared to the general population. The representation of Latino children in foster care also continues to grow. Children in foster care experience disparities related to health, education, homelessness, unemployment, early and unplanned pregnancies, and criminal justice system involvement. Given the [...]