Meeting

Homelessness & Poverty Committee

Thursday, May 13, 2021

ROOM 1010, CITY HALL - 10:00 AM 200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012

MEMBERS:   COUNCILMEMBER MARK RIDLEY-THOMAS, CHAIR
    COUNCILMEMBER KEVIN DE LEÓN
    COUNCILMEMBER JOE BUSCAINO
    COUNCILMEMBER MONICA RODRIGUEZ
    COUNCILMEMBER NITHYA RAMAN
     

(Leyla Campos - Legislative Assistant - (213) 978-1078 or leyla.campos@lacity.org)

In conformity with the Governor's Executive Order N-29-20 (March 17, 2020) and due to concerns over COVID-19, this Los Angeles City Council committee meeting will be conducted telephonically.

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Requests for reasonable modification or accommodation from individuals with disabilities, consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act can be made by contacting the City Clerk's Office at (213) 978-1133. For Telecommunication Relay Services for the hearing impaired, please see the information located at the end of this agenda.

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MULTIPLE AGENDA ITEM COMMENT

GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT

ITEM(S)

(1)
20-0045
Chief Legislative Analyst report relative to an evaluation of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority's current governance structure and an assessment of other models for the delivery of homeless services.
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Community Impact Statement: None submitted. 
 
 
(2)
20-0102
Verbal update by the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department on Right to Housing motion and report back. (Scheduled pursuant to Council action of March 3, 2021)
   
  Community Impact Statement: Yes

For: Empowerment Congress North Area NDC


 
 
 
(3)
17-0090
Proposition HHH Administrative Oversight Committee report dated April 22, 2021, relative to requesting site approval and authority to issue funding for 239 supportive housing units at three Proposition HHH Housing Challenge Project sites located at 25820 Western Avenue in Council District (CD) 15, 18722 Sherman Way in CD 3, and, 21300 Devonshire Street in CD 12. 

 
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(4)
20-0841-S7
CD 13 Municipal Facilities Committee report relative to authorizing the Department of General Services to negotiate and execute a no-cost sublease with Urban Alchemy to operate an interim housing facility, with up to 74 beds, located at 1455 – 1461 North Alvarado Street, in Council District 13. (Also referred to Ad Hoc Committee on COVID-19 Recovery and Neighborhood Investment)
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(5)
21-0350
CD 11 Motion (Bonin – Ridley-Thomas) relative to evaluating site feasibility and identifying funding for potential projects at various locations in order to continue to try different interventions to address homelessness. 

 
   
  Community Impact Statement: Yes

For: Del Rey Neighborhood Council

Against unless Amended: Bel Air-Beverly Crest Neighborhood Council

Against: Mar Vista Community Council

 
 
 
(6)
21-0434
CD 12 Motion (Lee – De Leon) relative to rescinding Proposition HHH funding for the proposed “Topanga Apartments” and earmarking said funds for a project proposal that will deliver permanent supportive housing in Council District 12.
   
  Community Impact Statement: None submitted. 
 
 
(7)
20-0154
CD 1 City Administrative Officer and Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department reports relative to a request for authority to issue tax-exempt multifamily conduit revenue bonds or notes for the Lake House Apartments, to fund a 63-unit supportive housing project located at 437 and 503 South Westlake Avenue, in Council District 1. 
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Financial Policies Statement: Yes Debt Impact Statement: Yes Community Impact Statement: None submitted. 
 
 
(8)
20-1309
CD 14 City Administrative Officer and Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department reports relative to a request for authority to issue tax-exempt multifamily conduit revenue bonds or notes and issue taxable multifamily conduit revenue bonds or notes for the Weingart Tower I (also known as Weingart Tower A 134 Upper), a 134-unit supportive housing project located at 555-561 South Crocker Street, in Council District 14.  
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Financial Policies Statement: Yes Debt Impact Statement: Yes Community Impact Statement: None submitted. 
 
 
(9)
20-1305
CD 14 City Administrative Officer and Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department reports relative to a request for authority to issue tax-exempt multifamily conduit revenue bonds or notes and issue taxable multifamily conduit revenue bonds or notes for the Weingart Tower II, (also known as Weingart Tower A 144 Lower), a 144-unit supportive housing project located at  555-561 South Crocker Street, in Council District 14. 
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Financial Policies Statement: Yes Debt Impact Statement: Yes Community Impact Statement: None submitted. 
 
 
(10)
20-1211
CD 5 City Administrative Officer and Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department reports relative to a request for authority to issue a tax-exempt multifamily conduit revenue bonds and issue taxable multifamily conduit revenue bonds for the development of a 51-unit supportive housing project located at 11010 Santa Monica Boulevard, in Council District 5.
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Financial Policies Statement: Yes Debt Impact Statement: Yes Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 
(11)
17-0038-S1
CD 13 City Administrative Officer and Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department reports relative to a request for authorization to write off a Community Redevelopment Agency loan on City-owned property ground-leased to Rampart Mint, a 22-unit supportive housing project located at 252 South Rampart Boulevard, in Council District 14. 
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Financial Policies Statement: Yes Community Impact Statement: None submitted. 
 
 
(12)
20-1308
CD 14 City Administrative Officer and Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department reports relative to a request for authority to issue tax-exempt multifamily conduit revenue bonds and a taxable multifamily revenue bond for La Guadalupe, a 44-unit supportive housing project located at 110 South Boyle Avenue (also known as 1800 East 1st Street), in Council District 14.
   
  Fiscal Impact Statement: Yes Financial Policies Statement: Yes Debt Impact Statement: Yes Community Impact Statement: None submitted.
 
 

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Materials relative to items on this agenda can be obtained from the Office of the City Clerk's Council File Management System, at lacouncilfile.com by entering the Council File number listed immediately following the item number (e.g., 00-0000).

Telecommunication Relay Services

Telephone communication is one of the most important forms of communication in society today. Due to advancements in technology, telephone devices have evolved with new services and capabilities. Individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, and individuals with a speech disability are following these trends and are rapidly migrating to more advanced telecommunications methods, both for peer-to-peer and third-party telecommunications relay service (TRS) communications.

Telecommunications Relay Service is a telephone service that allows persons with hearing or speech disabilities to place and receive telephone calls. TRS is available in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. territories for local and/or long distance calls. TRS providers - generally telephone companies - are compensated for the costs of providing TRS from either a state or a federal fund. There is no cost to the TRS user.

What forms of TRS are available?There are several forms of TRS, depending on the particular needs of the user and the equipment available: TRS includes: Text to Voice TIY-Based TRS; Speech-to-Speech Relay Service; Shared Non-English Language Relay Service; Captioned Telephone Relay Service; Internet Protocol Relay Service; and Video Relay Service. Please visit this site for detail descriptions, https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/telecommunications-relay-service-trs.

Don't hang up! Some people hang up on TRS calls because they think the CA is a telemarketer. If you hear, "Hello. This is the relay service .. . " when you pick up the phone, please don't hang up! You are about to talk, through a TRS provider, to a person who is deaf, hard-of-hearing, or has a speech disability.

For more information about FCC programs to promote access to telecommunications services for people with disabilities, visit theFCC's Disability Rights Office website.