Today, the Board of Supervisors approved funding for multifamily affordable housing developments in South Gate and unincorporated East Los Angeles. The Board also approved funding for seven additional affordable housing developments in other locations in the County. Today’s action represents the first group of affordable housing project funding approvals in 2018; a second round of funding for another 11 projects is expected later this year.
“Countless residents in the unincorporated areas of my district have experienced skyrocketing rental rates in their neighborhoods. Others live in their cars, stay with family or friends, or are living on the streets with nowhere to go,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis. “The safety and quality of life of my residents has always been my top priority. By building more affordable housing options for those who need them, County residents will be able to seek alternatives to being on the street or paying high rents.”
Today’s action approves $43,691,000 in funding to affordable housing development projects in Lancaster, Long Beach, Los Angeles, South Gate, and unincorporated Athens-Westmont, East Los Angeles, and Willowbrook. Today’s funding allocation will provide 558 new housing units across these nine projects; 223 units will be set aside for homeless households, 143 units for general low-income families, 79 units for homeless veterans, and 40 units for frequent DHS users.
In the First District, the Board approved $4,581,000 in funding for 60 affordable units for PATH Villas in South Gate; $500,000 of this funding is from Supervisor Solis’ discretionary Homeless Service Funds. The County also approved $3,750,000 in funding for 34 affordable units for Whittier Place Apartments in East Los Angeles.
Supervisor Solis is committed to help preserve affordability and provide for stability in housing, particularly in lower-income areas, to ensure that communities are not displaced. In the First District, over 1,600 affordable housing or permanent supportive housing units are in either in the pre-development stage or scheduled to be completed in 2018. With on-going conversations regarding Measure H funding, it is more critical than ever before to take the necessary steps to ensure that more residents do not fall prey to the dangers of homelessness.
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