Councilmember Price visited a A Step to Freedom (ASF) on Nov. 12, along with dozens of volunteers and community partners, including Homeless Outreach Program Integrated Care System (HOPICS), LADWP and representatives of the LA Chargers, for the launch of the annual “Warm the Streets” event, which provides blankets to thousands of unhoused individuals.
Over the course of three days, not only did this cohort of volunteers, community leaders, partners and ASF staff descend on South LA to deliver over 10,000 blankets to homeless individuals, they also offered services and provided much-needed resources as the cold winter months approach.
Within District 9, Team Price has been focused on creating housing as a key component to solve the humanitarian crisis. Whether affordable, permanent supportive housing (PSH), transitional, tiny homes, as well as shelters, no option is being left off of the table. Under Councilman Price’s leadership, nearly 2,700 units of affordable and homeless housing will be coming to District 9, with nearly 900 of those units ready to welcome tenants by the end of 2022.
“Every effort to help those who are unhoused is important. These are our neighbors, and we cannot turn our backs on them during their darkest hours,” said Councilmember Price. “Bravo to all of the volunteers who took part in connecting with our neighbors, letting them know they are seen. ”
Team Price is ecstatic to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of one of the most iconic Council District 9 businesses and the oldest car dealership in Los Angeles, Felix Chevrolet. For a century, Felix Chevrolet has played an essential role in Los Angeles car culture. We salute them for their service, continued expansion and wish them the best for many more years in Council District 9.
The City of Los Angeles will be rolling out a COVID-19 financial recovery program for small businesses. The $25 million “Comeback Checks” program is launching on Oct. 26. The grant program is made possible through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which allocated a total of $37 million in grants for small businesses in the City of Los Angeles.
Funding will be distributed over several rounds. The application period for Round 1 begins on Oct. 26 and closes on Nov. 2. In all, $5,000 grants will be available to 5,000 small businesses and restaurants impacted by COVID-19 to assist with the economic recovery efforts.
EWDD is serving as administrator for this program. Contact your local BusinessSource Center for assistance.