Residents of unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County can weigh in online about how the county should allocate $33 million in federal funding for community development and housing.

The Los Angeles County Development Authority held a virtual community meeting last weekend to seek input and give presentations on homelessness, fair housing and economic development.

The federal funding may be spent on community facilities, streets and sidewalks or removing graffiti from neighborhoods. It may also fund services for seniors and homeless individuals, provide child care, assist homebuyers or pay for home repair programs or low-interest business loans.

“Every year, we make it a priority for residents to voice their community needs and play an active role in allocating funds throughout the county,” LACDA Acting Executive Director Emilio Salas said. “Given the challenges brought by the pandemic, we decided to proceed this year with the event virtually, to uphold the safety of our residents.”

Residents who weren’t able to attend the virtual meeting can submit surveys up until Dec. 14 at yourvoicecounts.lacda.org. Information is available in 11 different languages, including Spanish, Russian and Chinese.

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