Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors approved and directed $11,750,000 in funding (including $2,000,000 from the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, $6,750,000 in Mental Health Housing Program funds reserved for Veterans, and $3,000,000 in Mental Health Housing Program funds), for the development of two affordable housing projects in the First District, including the Ingraham Apartments in the City of Los Angeles which will have 121 affordable units and the El Monte Area X project with 53 affordable units:

“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 housing than ever before. Offering our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness a safe and warm bed can provide them with a sense of stability that can get them get back on their feet and can help put them on a path towards stable employment and permanent housing. Building affordable housing is the most effective method to combat the homelessness crisis and shelter more of our residents.

Today’s action by the Board of Supervisors to approve and fund two multi-family rental housing developments in the First District will serve dozens of individuals and families for years to come. As we think innovatively and make resources and affordable housing more readily available for individuals and families experiencing homelessness, I urge all of our partners to join the County in building affordable housing units that we so desperately need.”