County Seeks Input for Distribution of Community Development Funds

2023-2028 Consolidated Plan and 2023 Assessment of Fair Housing Will Help Disperse $34 Million for Projects, Programs, and Services in Los Angeles County

November 22, 2022 – Earlier this month, the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) held one in-person and two virtual community meetings for residents of the unincorporated Los Angeles County and participating agency recipients. The meeting collected input for Los Angeles County’s 2023-2028 Consolidated Plan and Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) as well as the 2023-2024 Annual Action Plan, and included topics relating to homelessness, fair housing, and economic development.

The 2023-2024 Annual Action Plan will disperse approximately $34 million in Federal community development and housing funds, including an estimated $23 million from the Community Development Block Grant Program, roughly $9 million from the HOME Investment Partnerships Program, and approximately $2 million from the Emergency Solutions Grant Program. This funding helps support projects that improve community facilities, streets, and sidewalks. This funding also supports childcare programs, services for senior citizens and individuals experiencing homelessness, homebuyer assistance, home repair programs, low-interest business loans, and graffiti removal.

Emilio Salas, LACDA Executive Director, shared, “Community involvement and input is essential to the distribution of funding. No one knows more about local needs than those that live and work within the community. After two years of virtual meetings, we are excited to be able to bring back an opportunity for residents to join us in person.”

During each meeting, attendees were encouraged to complete the LACDA Community Survey. Individuals who were unable to attend the community meetings or complete the survey may visit through Friday, January 27, 2023 to provide input.  Surveys may be completed online or submitted via U.S. Mail and are available in 10 languages other than English, including Spanish, Russian, Korean, Armenian, Chinese, Farsi, Vietnamese, Arabic, Japanese, and Tagalog.

For additional information on the community meetings, please contact Emily Codilla, Analyst, at (626) 586-1854. 

Elisa Vasquez, PIO
700 W. Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801

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