Council Votes to Build 222 Units of Supportive Housing Per District

Council Votes to Build 222 Units of Supportive Housing Per District

March 10, 2018

PRESS RELEASE
Council Votes to Build 222 Units of Supportive Housing Per District
For a total of at least 3,330 supportive housing units citywide over a three year period

Los Angeles, CA–Councilmember Gil Cedillo applauds the passage of the 222 resolution, pledging support from every City Councilmember of a minimum of 222 new units of supportive housing in their respective districts, funded by Proposition HHH for the period of July 1, 2017 to July 1, 2020, for a total of at least 3,330 citywide supportive housing units over the three year period.

The City of Los Angeles put forth a $1.2 billion bond measure - Proposition HHH - to fund the construction of supportive housing and homeless service facilities in alignment with the City’s comprehensive homeless strategy that was adopted on February 9, 2016. Proposition HHH was overwhelmingly approved by 77% of voters that year.

“The people of Los Angeles have made it very clear that they want to be part of the solution to end homelessness. They elected to tax themselves with Proposition HHH to build supportive housing,” stated Councilmember Gil Cedillo. “The real battle now wages in our communities, as we encounter NIMBY’s (Not In My Own Back Yard) that have misconceptions about supportive housing or of people experiencing homelessness. My district has become the battle ground for this growing conversation as we seek to develop five city-owned parking lots into mixed housing. We all have to do our part, and I am happy that my colleagues are stepping up to House LA equitably,” added Cedillo.

Councilmember Gil Cedillo currently represents the 1st Council District, which includes all or parts of the neighborhoods of Glassell Park, Cypress Park, Highland Park, Mt. Washington, Solano Canyon, Sycamore Grove, Elysian Park, Echo Park, Westlake, Angelino Heights, Temple Beaudry, Lafayette Park, Chinatown, Forgotten Edge, Lincoln Heights, Montecito Heights, Pico Union, Adams-Normandie, University Park, Rampart Village, Mid Cities and Mac Arthur Park. For more information, please visit www.GilCedillo.com.

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