Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis today released the following statement after the Board of Supervisors authorized over $37 million in loans to finance the Ramona Metro housing project in the City of El Monte, the PATH Villas housing project in South Gate, the Cecil Apartments in downtown Los Angeles and the Ingraham Apartments in Westlake/Pico Union:

“I am excited to launch the next phase of these important affordable housing projects. When complete, these four First District housing developments will bring a total of 496 affordable housing units to local residents. Approximately $15 million will go toward the Cecil Apartments to reconfigure 264 units for individuals with special needs. Another $5.520 million will fund 51 mixed population units at the Ramona Metro housing development. The Ingraham Apartments will receive $15 million to fund 121 units for individuals with special needs, and Path Villas at South Gate/Path Ventures will get $1.4 million to fund 60 units for Veterans with special needs.

Promoting and supporting these kinds of affordable housing projects is the most effective way to combat our region’s homelessness crisis. Communities thrive when families are given opportunities to access an affordable home of their own.”

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Contact: Rosa Maria Santana, Deputy Communications Director, rsantana@bos.lacounty.gov or 213-359-0795