On Sept. 25, Councilman Curren Price visited RISE Apartments, which will bring 56 units of housing for homeless veterans and other homeless individuals, and is nearing completion.
Located at 4050 S. Figueroa St., within RISE Apartments, each unit will be fully furnished and include a kitchenette with a refrigerator, cook-top and microwave. Amenities for residents include a community room, a residential courtyard, bike storage, covered parking and laundry facilities. In addition to the residential community, there will be 3,400 square feet of community commercial office space.
When completed later this year, RISE Apartments will offer supportive services and case management offices onsite through the SRO Housing Corporation. A total of 42 out of 56 units were reserved specifically for formerly homeless veterans.
RISE is joining dozens of housing projects that will be bringing much-needed relief to working families and help reduce the homeless population in CD 9. More than 2,000 units of affordable and permanent supportive housing units have been identified within CD9. This includes nearly 1,600 units currently in the pipeline and scheduled for completion within the next two to three years.
Councilmember Curren Price, in partnership with St. John’s Well Child and Family Center, will be hosting a FREE pop-up testing opportunity on Sept. 30 at his District Office located at 4301 S. Central Ave.
During the past 6 months, we have conducted over 100,000 tests in District 9, which resulted in more than 17,000 positive cases. In fact, there were over 6,000 new positive cases in July compared to nearly 3,000 in August. "Although there has been a downward trend as of late, we must continue to get tested to ensure we are reducing the transmission rates so we can win the fight against COVID-19 once and for all," added Councilman Price.
Please make an appointment ahead of time by calling Alicia Vargas at (213) 400-0552 (English) or Antonia Esparza at (213) 706-1740 (Spanish). For more information on coronavirus testing in Los Angeles, visit https://corona-virus.la/covid-19-testing.
Councilmember Curren Price is partnering with GUARDaHEART to provide local residents COVID-19 Antibody Testing Oct. 13-15 at his District Office (see flyers below).
The antibody test is a serum blood test that detects the body's immune response to the infection caused by the COVID-19 virus. This opportunity is for asymptomatic (not exhibiting any signs or symptoms of active infection) patients only or patients who suspect they may have come in contact with the virus or experienced symptoms weeks or months ago but were never tested. A positive antibody result means you have developed an immune response to COVID-19 and suggests an individual has established a level of immunity.
Please schedule an appointment by clicking here or visit www.guardaheart.org. Individuals without access to the Internet or who need assistance in Spanish can call (866) 299-8998, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., to make an appointment. For more information on the upcoming event, see the flyers below or contact Councilmember Curren Price’s District Office at (323) 846-2651.