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STATEMENT: TWO CD4 HOMELESS HOUSING PROJECTS MOVE FORWARD

Los Angeles - Today, City Council approved $6.6 million in HHH funding for a 63-unit of permanent supportive housing project in Council District Four, located at 537-541 Western Avenue. Councilmember Ryu also introduced a funding motion today to allocate funding for another homeless housing project in Council District Four, A 100-bed Bridge Home facility in Los Feliz.

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PRESS RELEASE: Bridge Housing For Young Women & Their Children Opens in Hollywood

Los Angeles -- Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember David Ryu, and leaders from Aviva Family and Children’s Services opened a new bridge housing center for transitional-aged women and their children today on the corner of Camino Palermo Street & Hollywood Boulevard. Wallis House, operated by Aviva, will provide private units of housing to women experiencing homelessness between the ages of 18 and 24 and their children, as well as wraparound services of mental healthcare, job training, and life skills.

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PRESS RELEASE: City Council Approves Councilmember Ryu’s Moderate-Income Housing Motion

Los Angeles -- Today, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved Councilmember Ryu’s motion to establish incentives for the development of more moderate-income housing in the City of Los Angeles. The approved motion instructs the City’s Housing and Community Investment Department and Department of City Planning to identify the City’s middle class population that is above the income level to qualify for affordable housing but remains rent burdened, as well as to identify financial, zoning, and permitting tools that can be used to increase the stock of moderate-income housing to ensure that middle class Angelenos get their fair share of new housing.

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PRESS RELEASE: Councilmember Ryu Urges President Trump to Allow Homeless Housing on Federal Land

Los Angeles -- City Councilmember David Ryu urged President Donald Trump to allow the City to study an underused lot for temporary bridge housing in a letter sent today to The White House. The lot, located at 5161 Sepulveda Boulevard in Council District Four, is owned by the Army Reserve, and has the potential to house those currently experiencing homelessness. Despite repeated letters and phone calls from Councilmember Ryu and U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, the Army Reserve has refused to allow any City officials to visit or study the underused lot for temporary housing.

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PRESS RELEASE: Councilmember Ryu’s Moderate Income Housing Motion Passes Housing Committee

Los Angeles - Today, the Los Angeles City Council’s Housing Committee approved a motion that aims to study and spur the development of more moderate-income housing in the City of Los Angeles. The motion, introduced earlier this year by Councilmember David Ryu, noted that only one half of one percent of new housing built over the last 5 years was for Angelenos earning a median income.

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PRESS RELEASE: Councilmember Ryu and LADOT Unveil New Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon on Sixth Street

Los Angeles -- Standing on 6th Street between Fairfax and Curson Avenues, Councilmember David Ryu, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) General Manager Seleta Reynolds, the Office of LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl and community leaders from the Mid-City West Community Council unveiled the first High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk in the City of Los Angeles. The new crosswalk and signal, also called a HAWK beacon, has been shown to dramatically reduce the rate of accidents.

 

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PRESS RELEASE: Councilmember Ryu Opposes Far-Reaching Encampment Ban

Los Angeles -- In remarks delivered on the Council floor, Councilmember David Ryu urged his colleagues to withhold support for an anti-encampment proposal, and instead focus City resources on building housing and services for those experiencing homelessness. The proposal aims to replace Municipal Code 41.18, which was struck down in federal court, and includes a ban on sleeping, lying or sitting on the sidewalk within 500 feet of a park, school or daycare, among others. The proposal discussed today now heads back to the Homelessness & Poverty Committee for further review.

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PRESS RELEASE: Councilmember Ryu Announces New Hate Crimes Security Fund

Los Angeles - Following his ongoing work to strengthen hate crime laws in the City of Los Angeles, Councilmember Ryu announced a new fund today to be made available to religious institutions, cultural centers and LGBTQ spaces in Council District Four. The fund, which will supply up to $3,000 in grants to local organizations, is intended to help fund security improvements and training at spaces which serve vulnerable and diverse communities. The fund will be paid for with Council District Four discretionary funds.

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PRESS RELEASE: Councilmember Ryu Announces 1st Annual Los Feliz Art & Food Festival

Los Angeles – This October 26th, the Los Feliz Art & Food Festival, presented by District 4 Councilman David Ryu, will activate the neighborhood and surrounding communities by inviting families, friends and neighbors to celebrate the best of the community with chef demos, expert speaker panels, food trucks, live performances and more. This free festival will take place from 12pm – 5pm at 1800-1856 N. Vermont Ave., between Franklin Ave. and Melbourne Ave.

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PRESS RELEASE: Permanent Supportive Housing Project Gets Committee Support for HHH Funding

Los Angeles -- A permanent supportive housing project proposed for 537-541 North Western Avenue won approval today in the Homelessness & Poverty Committee for $6.6 million in Proposition HHH funding. The project, supported by Councilmember Ryu, would provide permanent housing to Angelenos currently experiencing homelessness and services provided by the Koreatown Youth + Community Center (KYCC). This is the sixth homeless housing project in Council District Four put forth by Councilmember Ryu, with the other five either open, under construction, or in the pipeline.

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