HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY COMMITTEE

Thursday, February 25, 2021

ROOM 1010, CITY HALL - 10:00 AM

200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012
MEMBERS:   COUNCILMEMBER MARK RIDLEY-THOMAS, CHAIR
  COUNCILMEMBER KEVIN DE LEON
  COUNCILMEMBER JOE BUSCAINO
  COUNCILMEMBER MONICA RODRIGUEZ
  COUNCILMEMBER NITHYA RAMAN

 

Leyla Campos - Legislative Assistant (213) 978-1078

(Questions may be submitted to Clerk.HomelessnesandPovertyCommittee@lacity.org)

 

In conformity with the Governor's Executive Order N-29-20 (March 17, 2020) and due to concerns over COVID-19, this Los Angeles City Council committee meeting will be conducted telephonically.


The audio for this meeting is broadcast live on the internet at www.lacity.org/government/follow-meetings/council-committee-meetings. The live audio can also be heard at: (213) 621-CITY (Metro), (818) 904-9450 (Valley), (310) 471-CITY (Westside) and (310) 547-CITY (San Pedro Area).

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Requests for reasonable modification or accommodation from individuals with disabilities, consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act can be made by contacting the City Clerk's Office at (213) 978-1133. For Telecommunication Relay Services for the hearing impaired, please see the information located at the end of this agenda.

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MULTIPLE AGENDA ITEM COMMENT
GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT
ITEM NO.(1)
21-0187

City Administrative Officer and Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department reports relative to a request for authority to issue funding commitments and support letters to existing Affordable and Supportive Housing Managed Pipeline projects applying to the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee in 2021 Round 1; and related matters.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(2)
20-0477
CD 4

City Administrative Officer and Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department reports relative to a request for authority to issue tax exempt multifamily conduit revenue bond for the Sherman Oaks Senior Housing, a supportive housing project, located at 14536 West Burbank Boulevard. 

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes

 

Financial Policies Statement: Yes

 

Debt Impact Statement: Yes

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(3)
18-0628

City Administrative Officer report on the State Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) - eighth quarterly expenditure report (October 1 - December 31, 2020) and reprogramming recommendations.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes

 

Financial Policies Statement: Yes

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(4)
21-0195

City Administrative Officer report relative to an update on the Memorandum of Understanding for 6,700 bed plan between the City and the County of Los Angeles/Covid-19 Homelessness Roadmap. (Also referred to Ad Hoc Committee on COVID-19 Recovery and Neighborhood Investment)

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: No

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(5)
12-1690-S17

Motion (Cedillo - Rodriguez) relative to a report on the Winter Shelter Program sites and Augmented Winter Shelter sites.

 

Community Impact Statement: Yes

 

For: Greater Cypress Park Neighborhood Council

 

 

ITEM NO.(6)
21-0060

Motion (Blumenfield - Ridley-Thomas) relative to a report on the Homeless Housing and Recovery Program, including any policy changes and models that include housing and options for housing that supports substance abuse recovery as well as housing retention policies, including feedback from people with lived experience.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted

 

 

ITEM NO.(7)
21-0040

Motion (De Leon - Rodriguez - O'Farrell) relative to the development of metrics to determine the suitability of hotels and motels for temporary and permanent homeless housing, looking at cost per unit and ability to become permanent supportive housing units, and willingness of hotels and motels to participate in a Lease to Own program.

 

Community Impact Statement: Yes

 

For: Greater Valley Glen Neighborhood Council

 

 

ITEM NO.(8)
19-0774-S1
CD 14

Motion (De Leon - Rodriguez) relative to the construction of temporary homeless housing on the parking lot located at 7541 North Figueroa Street, including the unused section of Arroyo Drive located adjacent to APN No. 5492021900.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

ITEM NO.(9)
21-0041

Motion (De Leon - Blumenfield - Koretz, et. al) relative to a report on the authority granted in Assemby Bill 2553 to develop a new set of design standards in order to facilitate the construction of as many temporary housing units as possible; and, related matters.

 

Community Impact Statement:  Yes

 

For: Greater Valley Glen Neighborhood Council

 

 

ITEM NO.(10)
20-1406

Report from the Bureau of Sanitation (BOS) and Communication from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority in response to Motion (Rodriguez - Martinez) relative to Paxton/Bradley Pilot Project, dedicated housing resources, and outreach coordination; and, related matters. 

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted. 

 

 

ITEM NO.(11)
20-1013

Motion (Koretz - Buscaino) relative to Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority's outreach experiences with persons living unsheltered or unhoused in the City in terms of establishing lines of communication, providing services and relocating them to appropriate shelter or housing, including the number and percentage of persons who reject services or housing or both. 

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted. 

 

 

If you challenge this Committee's action(s) in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Clerk at or prior to, the public hearing. Any written correspondence delivered to the City Clerk before the City Council's final action on a matter will become a part of the administrative record.

Materials relative to items on this agenda can be obtained from the Office of the City Clerk's Council File Management System, at lacouncilfile.com by entering the Council File number listed immediately following the item number (e.g., 00-0000).

Telecommunication Relay Services

Telephone communication is one of the most important forms of communication in society today. Due to advancements in technology, telephone devices have evolved with new services and capabilities. Individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, and individuals with a speech disability are following these trends and are rapidly migrating to more advanced telecommunications methods, both for peer-to-peer and third-party telecommunications relay service (TRS) communications.

Telecommunications Relay Service is a telephone service that allows persons with hearing or speech disabilities to place and receive telephone calls. TRS is available in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. territories for local and/or long distance calls. TRS providers - generally telephone companies - are compensated for the costs of providing TRS from either a state or a federal fund. There is no cost to the TRS user.

What forms of TRS are available?There are several forms of TRS, depending on the particular needs of the user and the equipment available: TRS includes: Text to Voice TIY-Based TRS; Speech-to-Speech Relay Service; Shared Non-English Language Relay Service; Captioned Telephone Relay Service; Internet Protocol Relay Service; and Video Relay Service. Please visit this site for detail descriptions, https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/telecommunications-relay-service-trs.

Don't hang up! Some people hang up on TRS calls because they think the CA is a telemarketer. If you hear, "Hello. This is the relay service .. . " when you pick up the phone, please don't hang up! You are about to talk, through a TRS provider, to a person who is deaf, hard-of-hearing, or has a speech disability.

For more information about FCC programs to promote access to telecommunications services for people with disabilities, visit theFCC's Disability Rights Office website.

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