October 26, 2020 #1 Local News, Information and Event Source for the Century City/Westwood areas.

LA County Looking to Purchase Eight Motels for Homeless Housing

LA County Board of Supervisors approves $75M to fund acquisition

By Toi Creel

To help fight the housing crisis and a large population of homeless individuals, Los Angeles County has voted to acquire eight motels.

On Tuesday September 29 the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve the $75.5 million to fund the project.

The funding would be split up two ways: $60.7 million would come from a grant in the State’s Project Homekey program and roughly $14.7 million would come from federal CARES Act money.

The housing will serve as interim and permanent supportive housing, helping to target the thousands of homeless individuals that reside in LA County.

The eight properties that span from San Gabriel Valley to the South Bay will have to be renovated, according to the Count.

Under the rules of the $600 million Project Homekey program individual jurisdictions are obligated to provide matching funds for all acquisition costs over $100,000 per unit.

The following are the hotels LA is looking to acquire:

All of the hotels must be acquired by December 30, 2020.

The project as a whole is modeled off of a similar idea with a similar name— Project Roomkey, which aimed to use empty hotel rooms as temporary housing for homeless persons more at risk for the novel coronavirus (the elderly and those with pre-existing conditions). The program was able to house more than 5,000 homeless individuals but did not meet its original goal to shelter 15,000 people.

Related Posts

Homeless Veterans Can Enter the VA Safe Camping Right Now

October 25, 2020

October 25, 2020

From the Brentwood Community Council The new ‘safe camping’ program at the VA is a success. The VA is moving...

Officials Warn of LA County Property Tax Scam

October 25, 2020

October 25, 2020

Scammers going to taxpayer homes to collect property tax payments, LA County warns By Chad Winthrop Los Angeles County Treasurer...

MedMen Founder Chris Ganan Sells Brentwood Home for $9.9M

October 23, 2020

October 23, 2020

Today on Westside Cribz, 5 questions to ask before you refinance, MedMen founder Chris Ganan sells Brentwood home, and local...

Westwood-Area DUI Checkpoint This Weekend

October 22, 2020

October 22, 2020

DUI and license checkpoint Friday night By Chad Winthrop A Los Angeles Police Department DUI checkpoint is coming to a...

Westwood Restaurants Offer Discount Code For UCLA Students and Faculty: Century City, Westwood Beat – October, 22, 2020

October 22, 2020

October 22, 2020

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Westwood Restaurants Offer Discount Code For UCLA Students and Faculty *...

Greek Street Food Arrives in Westwood Village: Westside Food Scene

October 22, 2020

October 22, 2020

Westside Food Scene October 22, 2020 By Kerry Slater Greek Street Food Arrives in Westwood Village Nick the Greek is...

Edify TV: National Greasy Food Day on the Westside

October 22, 2020

October 22, 2020

October 25 is National Greasy Foods Day. Here are a handful of Westside eateries offering delicious, greasy comfort food in...

Suspect Arrested in Connection to Westwood-Area Date Rape

October 21, 2020

October 21, 2020

Man arrested after raping woman from out of town By Sam Catanzaro Los Angeles police have arrested a man accused...

LA County: Younger People Are Driving New COVID-19 Cases

October 20, 2020

October 20, 2020

68 percent of new cases among people between ages of 12 and 50 By Sam Catanzaro Los Angeles County health...

Palms Middle School Free Flu Shot Clinic

October 20, 2020

October 20, 2020

Los Angeles Unified and Health Net offering free vaccinations for seasonal flu to students and families By Chad Winthrop Los...

Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles Awards $325,000 to Support Racial Equity

October 20, 2020

October 20, 2020

The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation) recently announced that it has awarded grants totaling $325,000 to seven local organizations...

Armed Robber Targeting Joggers in Palms, Mid-Wilshire, Faircrest Heights and Other Areas

October 19, 2020

October 19, 2020

LAPD issue alert regarding series of Westside robberies Los Angeles Police Department detectives have recognized a pattern of robberies on...

Women Arrested After Attempted Assault on Police Officer With Vehicle: Century City, Westwood Beat – October, 19, 2020

October 19, 2020

October 19, 2020

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Women Arrested After Attempted Assault on Police Officer With Vehicle *...

Edify TV: More Bike Lanes for Westside

October 19, 2020

October 19, 2020

A Westside city is adding more miles of protected bike lanes. Learn more in this video made possible by Santa...

Car Crashes Into Sawtelle Hair Salon

October 19, 2020

October 19, 2020

Los Angeles firefighters preform rescue Friday By Sam Catanzaro Los Angeles firefighters rescued multiple people trapped inside a Sawtelle hair...

Comments
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *