LOS ANGELES, CA – Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, First District, released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved her motion on allocating Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention (HHAP) Round 3 funding from the State of California towards meaningful initiatives to tackle homelessness:

“In an effort to move the needle on getting more Angelenos off the streets, I authored three critical motions last year to help create interim and permanent housing resources. The first motion was to support the Downtown Women’s Center “Every Women Housed Action Plan for Women and Families on Skid Row” plan that would bring together County, City, and community resources to house 600 women and 55 families currently residing on Skid Row. The second motion was to create an interim housing fund for cities and Councils of Governments to support services at homeless interim housing projects sited in local jurisdictions throughout the County. And the third motion was to provide operating funds to cities within the County, including tribal entities, pursuing funding through the State’s Project Homekey program to develop or acquire permanent housing for people experiencing homelessness. However, in order to implement these initiatives effectively, funding resources are needed. Today’s motion does just that — it apportions $16.46 million from the County’s Homeless Housing Assistance and Prevention Round 3 allocation to support these critical programs.”

The County’s CEO already has Board authority to use the HHAP Round 3 funding to support cities and tribal entities applying for funding to develop or acquire permanent housing through the State’s Project Homekey program but does not have authority to utilize HHAP Round 3 funding to disburse towards the other initiatives.

The motion approved today directs the County’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to allocate $10.0 million in HHAP Round 3 initial disbursement funding to create the Councils of Government and Cities Interim Housing Services Fund to support services at homeless interim housing projects sited in local jurisdictions throughout the County. Additionally, the motion directs the CEO to allocate $4.0 million in HHAP Round 3 initial disbursement funding to support the “Every Women Housed Action Plan for Women and Families on Skid Row” plan.

To view the full motion, click here.