CLPHA Members Testify on Homelessness Initiatives During House Financial Services Committee Field Hearing

Date Published: 
August 15th, 2019

Yesterday, executives from the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) and the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) discussed their commitment and programmatic efforts to house people experiencing homelessness in the city and county of Los Angeles during a field hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services titled, “Examining the Homelessness Crisis in Los Angeles,” which was held at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles.

LACDA Executive Director Monique King-Viehland and HACLA Chief Program Officer Margarita Lares testified before Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), who represents Los Angeles, and members of the Committee, about their work to develop and preserve affordable housing and to provide support services to those experiencing homelessness. They also advocated for additional investment and flexibilities that would facilitate public housing authorities’ ability to coordinate housing and supportive services for homeless individuals.

Additional witnesses included LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, Deputy Mayor Christina Miller, and leaders from LA community groups and service providers.

A recording of the hearing and links to LACDA Executive Director Monique King-Viehland’s written testimony and HACLA Chief Program Officer Margarita Lares' written testimony are available on the Committee website.

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