Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda L. Solis, Supervisor to the First District, released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved her motion to accept an allocation of $34,203,178 in one-time Project Roomkey (PRK) funding from the State of California’s Fiscal Year 2021-22 budget:
“With the unwavering support of Governor Newsom, Los Angeles County has taken many actions over the past 18 months to reduce and prevent the spread of COVID-19 among people experiencing homelessness, including rapidly standing up temporary housing at hotels and motels through Project Roomkey,” shared Chair Solis. “The program has served as a beacon of hope, and to that end, it is critical that we continue to use every resource to protect the health and safety of our unhoused neighbors. This motion seeks to do just that.”
This motion authorizes the County’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to accept an allocation of $34,203,178 in one-time PRK/Recovery Rehousing funding included in the FY 2021-22 State Budget and any additional allocations from remaining State funding designated for this purpose, as well as approves the CEO to use these funds for PRK occupancy agreements and operations in FY 2021-22; and allowable PRK rehousing costs. In addition, the motion delegates authority to the CEO to allocate portions of this funding, as necessary, to the City of Los Angeles and City of Long Beach, to fund allowable PRK and rehousing costs incurred by those cities.
To view the full motion, click here.