$1.3 billion budgeted to combat homelessness in Los Angeles

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California Construction News staff writer

Los Angeles is committing $1.3 billion to confront the homelessness crisis, including $250 million for Inside Safe – the new citywide program to bring Angelenos inside and end street encampments. The FY 2024 budget approved last week also includes funding to strengthen infrastructure and continue combating climate change.

“This budget reflects our values and invests in the most critical needs of our city,” said Mayor Karen Bass. “I am so proud that the council has affirmed these priorities and is joining me in building a new Los Angeles with the urgency that Angelenos deserve.”

Highlights include:

  • $1.3 billion for homelessness and housing, an unprecedented investment
  • $250 million for Inside Safe including $47 million for buying hotels and motels and $31 million for permanent housing
  • Continued refurbishment of childcare centers so they can reopen
  • Allots million for bus shelters in underserved communities
  • In addition to the required $36 million for sidewalk repair, this budget adds nearly $30 million for additional repairs and doubles funding for access ramps

The approved budget can be read here.

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