Home Shelter Funds Given

The Joint City/County Homeless Project to provide temporary housing in downtown Los Angeles has received $1-million funding from Los Angeles city and county and the Community Redevelopment Agency.

Supervisor Chairman Edmund D. Edelman said, "We are happy to have the CRA join us in addressing a problem that has no jurisdictional boundaries," while Mayor Tom Bradley added, "It is expected to be a prototype for future projects in which public resources can be pooled and used to leverage private dollars."

The developer will be selected through competitive bidding and will offer plans for use of the funds to help acquire a site or to rehabilitate an existing structure and convert it into a shelter.

The intent of the program is to encourage prospective developers to use their imagination to leverage the $1 million with funds from other resources, Edelman explained, so that public agency representatives can select the proposal or proposals that maximize the use of the funds.

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