Los Angeles, CA (January 29, 2019)—The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded nearly $115 million for 2019 renewal projects to the Los Angeles Continuum of Care (LA CoC). The amount represents an increase of $19.4 million over HUD’s allocation for renewal projects in 2018. Click here, then scroll to CA-600 - Los Angeles City & County CoC, for the list of awards.
“These funds continue the support for critically needed permanent supportive housing,” said Peter Lynn, executive director of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA). “They will enable LAHSA and its partner agencies to expand our ongoing efforts to serve the most vulnerable chronically homeless populations.”
“We are tremendously grateful to HUD and its Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) for making available this critical funding,” added Lynn. “Thanks to the extraordinary efforts of staff, LAHSA and its partners are able to provide uninterrupted service to clients.”
The LA CoC includes all cities in Los Angeles County, with the exceptions of Glendale, Long Beach, and Pasadena. Each year, HUD announces a competitive Notice of Funding Availability for the CoC program nationally. As the LA CoC’s Collaborative Applicant, LAHSA prepares and submits the funding application on behalf of the LA CoC.
In addition to the renewal project funding, the LA CoC applied for $12.4 million for new projects and $1.25 million for the CoC planning project. HUD will soon announce results for the new project applications, which include bonus, domestic violence, and planning projects.
LAHSA is a joint powers authority of the city and county of Los Angeles, created in 1993 to address the problem of homelessness in Los Angeles County. LAHSA is the lead agency in the HUD-funded Los Angeles Continuum of Care, and coordinates and manages over $300 million annually in federal, state, county, and city funds for programs providing shelter, housing, and services to people experiencing homelessness. For more information visit www.lahsa.org.