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LA Mayor Karen Bass Announces Over $9M in Federal Funding for Homeless Programs/ Affordable Housing

Posted 03/09/2024

Mayor Bass today announced from Paris, France that the City of Los Angeles has secured $9.34 million in congressionally directed spending to continue confronting the homelessness crisis and making affordable housing more available throughout Los Angeles. This is a direct result of partnership between the local and federal levels of government. 

The funding secured by the late Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator Alex Padilla, Representative Adam Schiff, Representative Sydney Kamlager-Dove, Representative Tony Cárdenas, Representative Jimmy Gomez and Representative Brad Sherman will fund needed livability, health, and safety improvements at interim and permanent housing facilities and build more housing on publicly-owned land.

“Our federal partners have shown their commitment, through this funding, to bringing people inside from the streets and to investing in housing so that we can keep more people housed and prevent them from falling into homelessness in the first place,” said Mayor Karen Bass. “I thank each of our partners for securing funding to save lives and locking arms to deliver for Angelenos.”

Mayor Bass’ Office worked with California’s U.S. Senators and Los Angeles’ Congressional Delegation to secure funding allocations for the following initiatives:

  • Inside Safe – $3,000,000 (Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Sen. Alex Padilla)

The funding will be used to enhance the City of Los Angeles’s Inside Safe initiative.

  • Gower Street Apartments Improvements – $3,000,000 (Rep. Adam Schiff)

This project will fund building renovations for a supportive housing building for seniors who have previously experienced homelessness. Built in 1930, the building does not conform to contemporary standards of accessibility and these improvements will make the living arrangements safer, cleaner, and more accessible.

  • Prentice Permanent Supportive Housing Improvements – $1,840,000 (Rep. Sydney Kamlager-Dove)

This project will renovate the 45-unit permanent supportive housing building to provide a safer and healthier environment for the residents, who are people who previously experienced homelessness.

  • Saticoy Gardens Permanent Supportive Housing Renovations – $500,000 (Rep. Tony Cárdenas)

This project will improve the health, safety, and living conditions of the residents in this 30-unit permanent supportive housing building.

  • 411 N. Vermont St. Site Preparation for Mixed-Use Affordable Housing Development – $500,000 (Rep. Jimmy Gomez)

The funding will be used to prepare the City-owned property for construction of a mixed-use project containing 100% affordable housing. This project will help move Angelenos inside by delivering new permanent supportive housing units.

  • Alabama Court Renovations – $500,000 (Rep. Brad Sherman)

This funding will preserve the housing site to continue serving Angelenos who have experienced homelessness or who are at risk of experiencing homelessness.

Los Angeles’ federal representatives secured this funding through the federal Fiscal Year 2024 transportation and housing spending bill, which President Biden signed into law two days after he delivered the State of the Union address. Mayor Bass applauded the Biden-Harris Administration for their partnership with Los Angeles as city leaders work together to urgently bring more people inside, to make sure that housing is available and affordable, to promote green jobs and make this city more livable for working people.

News of the successfully secured congressional funding comes as Mayor Bass is leading an international delegation to generate business development and learn from innovative housing, green transportation and infrastructure projects to prepare Los Angeles ahead of the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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