The Los Angeles Homelessness Services Authority announced Friday that it will receive nearly $130 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for projects to help homeless people.
“This funding will allow LAHSA and its partners to continue to provide much-needed services and programs for our most vulnerable neighbors,” said Heidi Marston, the interim executive director of LAHSA. “We extend our appreciation to HUD for providing this funding and look forward to continuing to work with our partners to provide a path out of homelessness for unhoused Angelenos.”
HUD awarded more than $123 million under the Tier 1 renewal category, more than $5 million for two new projects for survivors of domestic violence and $1.25 million for a planning project. HUD officials said they will announce results for Tier 2 renewal grants and release project applications in the near future.
The Los Angeles Continuum of Care includes all cities in Los Angeles County, with the exception of Glendale, Long Beach and Pasadena.
Last week, it was reported a deal with the Trump administration to provide funds and land to house and help the homeless in Los Angeles and elsewhere in Los Angeles County may be closer to being reached.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke with HUD Secretary Ben Carson and sent him a letter expressing his appreciation for federal resources, including money and land, offered to the city, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Garcetti plans to meet with Carson in Washington D.C. during the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting, scheduled for Jan. 22-24, the mayor’s office told The Times.