The Los Angeles County Development Authority recently invited residents of unincorporated areas of the county and agency participants to the Community Meeting & Resource Fair, where attendees enjoyed family-fun activities and were encouraged to provide input for the county’s 2020-2021 Action Plan.
The Action Plan will disperse approximately $33.5 million in community development and housing funds: roughly $23 million from the Community Development Block Grant Program, an estimated $8.5 million from HOME Investment Partnerships Program, and almost $2 million from the Emergency Solutions Grant Program. This funding helps support the revitalization of community infrastructure, childcare programs, services for senior citizens and individuals experiencing homelessness, homebuyer assistance and home repair programs, low-interest business loans, and graffiti removal.
During the event, attendees completed the LACDA Community Survey to voice their recommendations for the Action Plan, and enjoyed the various activities. Individuals and families of all ages participated in games, gathered informational resources, and took advantage of the onsite services – face painting, arts and crafts, free flu shots, and assistance with CalFresh and Medi-Cal sign up.
Kathy Thomas, LACDA Administrative Deputy Director, shared, “The Community Meeting & Resource Fair should be a reminder to residents that we are here to serve them. Gathering their recommendations for the County’s 2020-2021 Action Plan helps us address constituent needs and improve our communities.”
Individuals who were unable to attend the Community Meeting & Resource Fair can submit their survey until Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Please visit the LACDA’s website to learn how to submit a survey online or via U.S. Mail. Surveys are also available in 11 different languages, including Spanish, Russian, and Chinese.
For additional information on the Community Meeting & Resource Fair, contact Espy Corona, Development Specialist, at 626-586-1771.
The LACDA is a dynamic and innovative local government agency created in 1982 by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The agency is an industry leader its three core service areas: housing, community, and economic development. The LACDA remains committed to being a trusted community leader dedicated to serving the residents, businesses, and communities of Los Angeles County.