WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) announced the inclusion of $25,463,951 in federal funding for 15 community projects in California’s 34th Congressional District in this year’s government funding package, which was passed by both the House and Senate and is headed to President Biden’s desk for his signature.
“I came to Washington to deliver for working families and ensure our taxpayer dollars are felt and seen in our district,” said Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34). “That’s why I fought to secure federal funding for 15 local projects that will build more affordable housing, expand access to health care services for underserved, low-income residents, and invest in arts and culture to make LA a better place to live for all and ensure no one is left behind. I look forward to seeing these projects break ground and begin serving our community.”
All of Rep. Gomez’s Community Project Funding requests – 15 out of 15 – were included in this final version of government funding legislation for fiscal year 2023. These local projects include investments for affordable and permanent supportive housing, workforce development programs, academic support to low-income students, community and cultural centers, and health care services.
The Campaign to Build the Korean American National Museum will receive $7,000,000 to create first museum in the nation dedicated to honoring over 100 years of Korean American history and culture.
Homeboy Industries will receive $1,959,450.51 to hire formerly incarcerated individuals and enroll participants into culinary and hospitality career pathways.
YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles will receive $1,500,000 to support its Empowerment Learning Pods, which focus on learning recovery and bring structured tutoring and academic support to thousands of lower-income students.
The City of Los Angeles will receive $4,000,000 to help purchase and rehabilitate Caltrans-owned vacant residential properties in El Sereno. Acquisition is estimated to result in a total of 169 additional affordable housing units.
Clínica Msr. Oscar A. Romero will receive $1,000,000 to refurbish its Community Center in Pico Union, which will provide substance abuse prevention and treatment services, health education, and more to the local community.
Los Angeles Mission will receive $1,000,000 for its Dignity by Design Renovation Project, which will upgrade and remodel existing dormitories to increase intake and housing capability, improve cleanliness and privacy, and develop communal space for positive interaction and social integration.
Self Help Graphics & Art will receive $1,500,000 to repair and retrofit its 112-year-old building and property to become a cultural center that will provide crucial resources and free and accessible programs to underserved communities.
Little Tokyo Service Center Community Development Corporation will receive $1,500,000 for predevelopment costs to help build the “First Street North Apartments” project, which will provide 228 units of affordable and permanent supportive housing, including homes for unhoused veterans.
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles will receive $1,500,000 to go toward the creation of 185 new high quality multi-family units, 174 parking spaces, central green space, and a 6,000 sq ft. Community Building in an underserved area.
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles will also receive $999,500 to help preserve Estrada Courts, an 80-year-old public housing site home to 1,100 residents by conducting much-needed improvements to this property.
AltaMed Health Services will receive $255,000 for health screening equipment for its All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) program.
Skid Row Housing Trust will receive $750,000 to rehabilitate the permanent supportive housing community “Southeast 1,” Las Americas Hotel and Olympia Hotel, providing desperately needed ADA upgrades and security for homes.
The Downtown Women’s Center will receive $750,000 to renovate and expand its campus, increasing both service capacity and the number of permanent supportive housing units designated for some of our most vulnerable residents.
TransLatin@ Coalition will receive $750,000 to provide transgender, gender nonconforming and intersexed (TGI) individuals in LA the services they need to enter, participate in, and complete broader workforce development programs.
White Memorial Health Center will receive $1,000,000 to provide greater access to comprehensive primary and preventive care services for vulnerable low-income and underserved patients by expanding to a fourth health center delivery site.
More information on these 15 local projects can be found here.