Help is on the way for households struggling to pay rent and mom-and-pop property owners struggling to pay mortgage amid the economic devastation wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas is partnering with the Los Angeles Community Development Authority (LACDA) on a $1.8-million federally-funded Emergency Rental Assistance Program in unincorporated areas within Los Angeles County’s 2nd District, which include Athens, East and West Rancho Dominguez, Florence Firestone, Ladera Heights, Lennox, View Park, Windsor Hills and Willowbrook.
Governor Gavin Newsom recently launched the first-in-the-nation “Great Plates Delivered” program, a meal delivery service for California’s older adults. The County of Los Angeles will be administering this program locally, starting with a partnership between the Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS) Department and Unite Here, Local 11’s Hospitality Training Academy (HTA).
Have you got your face mask handy? Masks or cloth face coverings can prevent COVID-19 transmission to others, and this is their most important use for us. If we lower the likelihood of one person infecting another, the impact is exponential. Even a small reduction results in a huge decrease in deaths. Make sure you wear a face covering when you leave the house.