July 21, 2022

House Approves $3.7 Million for Schiff-Backed L.A. Homeless Services Projects

Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced the House approved $3.7 million in funding for three homeless services projects in Hollywood and Glendale as part of a government funding package passed yesterday afternoon.

The YWCA of Glendale and Pasadena, the Center in Hollywood, and the Hollywood Food Coalition are three of the fifteen critical housing, homelessness support, employment, public safety, public health, and education projects Schiff has requested nearly $15.4 million in funding for in the fiscal year 2023 federal government funding legislation. The additional funding requests for community projects are expected on the House floor in the coming weeks.

“It is an honor to work with so many wonderful organizations in my district that are dedicated to helping unhoused Californians get the resources and support they need. And the federal government must do everything within its power to support the great work that they do,” said Schiff. “These funds will help these organizations greatly expand their capacity to serve those most in need, and I will push hard for their passage in the Senate.”

The three projects were included in the first tranche of government funding bills passed today by the House, which will now be considered by the Senate. They include:

  • $2.2 million for the YWCA of Glendale and Pasadena to address campus improvements and repairs, expand the domestic violence shelter, and increase its capacity to serve more victims of domestic violence who are experiencing homelessness.
  • $750,000 for the Center in Hollywood to expand its day center services – which give unhoused individuals access to health care, mental health, substance use, sanitation, and other supportive programs and resources — to a second location.
  • $750,000 for the Hollywood Food Coalition to build out a community hub that provides nourishing meals and access to housing, health, mental health, and employment services for unhoused and low-income Angelenos.

The six appropriations bills passed by the House yesterday also include $16.6 billion for housing programs, $4.2 billion for rural economic development and infrastructure, and $4 billion for clean energy programs, among other critical investments in creating new jobs and economic opportunity for workers and families.

For more information on Congressman Schiff’s FY23 community project funding requests, click here.