More than $9.3 million in federal funding is being directed to the City of Los Angeles for affordable and permanent supportive housing, per a news release from Mayor Karen Bass.

“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 Bass. “I thank each of our partners for securing funding to save lives and locking arms to deliver for Angelenos.”

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Among the projects receiving Congressionally-directed money is a plan to build affordable housing on the site of a  former LADOT field office at 411 N. Vermont Avenue. A $500,000 allocation secured by Representative Jimmy Gomez will be used to prepare the site for redevelopment.

Other items receiving funding include:

  • A $3-million allocation to the Mayor's Inside Safe initiative, secured by Senator Alex Padilla and the late Senator Dianne Feinstein. Inside Safe has been used to bring unhoused residents off the street and into interim or supportive housing, although a federal judge has recently called for an independent audit of the program, expressing concerns about a lack of accountability on how public funds are being spent.
  • An additional $3 million allocation secured by Representative Adam Schiff for renovations to the 1930s Gower Street Apartments, which does not conform to modern accessibility standards.
  • $1.8 million from Representative Sydney Kamlager-Dove for a renovation of the Prentice Permanent Supportive Housing complex, which will upgrade an existing 45-unit complex.
  • A $500,000 allocation requested by Representative Tony Cárdenas for a renovation of the Saticoy Gardens permanent supportive housing complex.
  • $500,000 to from Congressman Brad Sherman to preserve the Alabama Court apartments and supportive housing.

The money comes from the federal Fiscal Year 2024 transportation and housing spending bill, which was signed into law last week.

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