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 [...]

Los Angeles County Implements One Year Travel Ban in Response to Alabama’s Attack on Reproductive Rights

2019-05-21T12:25:03-07:00May 20th, 2019|Health, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

On May 15, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law HB 314, which prohibits abortion in nearly all circumstances. Testimony from legislators and news reports make it clear that the law, which is clearly unconstitutional, is an attempt to bring an abortion case to the United States Supreme Court and overturn the landmark Roe v. [...]

Supervisor Solis Continues to Combat Homelessness with Two New Initiatives, Creating up to 228 New Shelter Beds

2019-05-15T16:05:26-07:00May 14th, 2019|Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Community, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

The 2018 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count found approximately 53,000 people experiencing homelessness in the County of Los Angeles, and roughly 74 percent of those individuals, 39,400, were unsheltered. Of those unsheltered, nearly 10,000 were in the First Supervisorial District. Homelessness is an urgent and ongoing problem that presents an imminent threat to life, health, [...]

LA County and District Attorney Jackie Lacey Jointly Sue Trucking Company for Illegally Hauling Hazardous Waste from Exide

2019-05-08T13:45:54-07:00May 2nd, 2019|Community, Environment and Environmental Justice, Health, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

A trucking company alleged to have unlawfully transported more than 128,000 pounds of lead-contaminated plastic battery chips from the now-shuttered Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon to a facility in Bakersfield, Calif., that was not permitted to accept such hazardous waste will contribute $1.82 million to a Los Angeles County environmental fund established to help [...]

LA County Responds to Measles Outbreak, Supports Strengthening Vaccination Requirements

2019-04-30T13:01:15-07:00April 30th, 2019|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

Measles is a highly contagious viral infection that has been on the rise in the United States and internationally. In 2019, there have been more than 700 cases in the United States, making this the second-worst year for measles since it was declared to be eliminated in 2000. Last week, the Los Angeles County Department [...]

LA County to Support SB 464: California Dignity in Pregnancy and Childbirth Act

2019-05-03T10:22:56-07:00April 30th, 2019|Community, Health, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

SB 464 to Curb High Mortality Rate of Black Pregnant Women Although black women make up five percent of those giving birth in California, they account for 21 percent of all pregnancy-related deaths, according to a 2018 report from the California Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review. Between 1999 and 2003, black women in Los Angeles County were [...]

Statement from Supervisor Hilda L. Solis on Preventing Additional Measles Cases in Los Angeles County

2019-04-26T10:24:42-07:00April 25th, 2019|Health, In the news, Press Release, women children and families|

Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after she read-in a motion at today’s meeting of the Board of Supervisors, to be voted on by the Board of Supervisors at next week’s meeting on April 30th, that supports SB 276 (Pan) which would protect public health by boosting childhood immunization rates, [...]

LA County to Design a Family Treatment Court Model to Better Support Parents and Foster Children

2019-04-23T11:53:48-07:00April 23rd, 2019|Community, In the news, Press Release, Public Safety and Diversion, women children and families|

When parents fall into substance use addiction, children often become involved with child welfare services. In fact, 58.7% of all dependency cases involved substance use, impacting approximately 11,444 children. In order to create better outcomes for LA County families, today the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. [...]