STATEMENT: Mayor Garcetti announces agreement with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for continued funding

“When governments put aside differences and find common ground, we can do extraordinary work to lift up the most vulnerable in our communities. After weeks of negotiations, the City of Los Angeles has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to fund thousands of new units of affordable housing over the next decade. At a moment when homelessness is rising and income inequality persists, we have to take every possible opportunity to protect Angelenos and make their lives more secure. L.A. is committed to building more accessible housing for people living with disabilities, and I’m grateful to Secretary Carson and his staff, the City Attorney’s Office, and my colleagues on the City Council for coming together to lift up the neediest among us.” — Mayor Eric Garcetti

The agreement reached between the City and the Department of Housing and Urban Development is groundbreaking in its scope and scale, and will deliver thousands of new or rehabilitated accessible homes for Angelenos. The agreement also secures the rights of disabled residents to accessible housing, while protecting Los Angeles’ commitment to dramatically growing its housing stock.