Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors authorized $17,357,500 worth of bonds to finance the acquisition, construction, and development of the Whitter & Downey NW META Housing project in unincorporated East Los Angeles:

“I am excited to launch the next phase of this important affordable housing project. When complete, it will include 24 studio units, 13 one-bedroom units, and 4 two-bedroom units which will be reserved for households with incomes under 30% of the Area Median Income (AMI).

We are best able to combat the homelessness crisis in our neighborhoods by constructing these kinds of projects. In fact, this housing development will directly serve some of the most vulnerable in our society: 20 affordable units will be occupied by people experiencing mental illness and are formerly homeless, and 21 affordable units will be occupied by individuals with special needs and their families.

When everyone has a home to call their own, everyone has a greater chance for a better life.”