Review and comment on the Mayor’s Draft Budget for the annual Consolidated Plan. Please join us at the following location.
Refreshments will be provided.
WHAT IS THE ACTION PLAN?
CONSOLIDATED PLAN FACT SHEET
Each year, the City of Los Angeles receives federal grant funds to assist businesses to create jobs; provide job training for adults and youth; improve neighborhoods through projects that eliminate slum and blight; provide affordable housing, domestic violence shelters, and fair housing services. These grant funds are limited and need to be prioritized and targeted in a way that will provide the most benefit to the most people. Once our needs and goals are prioritized, we will submit them to the federal government through the Consolidated Plan. The annual Action Plan, beginning April 1, 2016, will cover the fourth year of the City’s five-year, transit-oriented Housing and Community Development Consolidated Plan.
HOW WILL IT BENEFIT YOU?
Federal grant funds can be seen in action in your neighborhood through federally-funded community centers, after-school programs, training and assistance for small businesses, services for the homeless, affordable housing, domestic violence shelters and many other programs and projects.
WITH SO MUCH NEED IN THE CITY, HOW WILL THESE FUNDS BE PRIORITIZED?
In order to make the most use of the limited funds the City receives, our strategy is to take advantage of the additional funds the City will receive for public transportation. For example, we may want to invest our federal funds on projects that provide affordable housing and job creation near transit corridors, such as the Expo Line, the Gold Line, the Orange Line, the Vermont corridor, and in areas of need in the city. We want to create more livable and healthy communities where services and programs are available and accessible; where people can walk, bike, or take public transportation to work and school.
HOW CAN I COMMENT ON THE MAYOR’S DRAFT BUDGET?
The comment period is open for 30 days from the date of release of the budget. Oral comments can be made at any of the scheduled meetings. Written comments can be submitted at any of the scheduled meetings, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail to:
Housing + Community Investment Department
3550 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1500
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Attn: Julie O’Leary, Acting Director of Consolidated Planning and Administration
Comments will be accepted till February 29, 2016.
PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: hcidla.lacity.org