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Chairwoman Roybal-Allard Announces FEMA Grant to Shelter LA Homeless During COVID-19

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Washington, June 2, 2020 | Ben Soskin ((202) 225-1766) | comments
Today, House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $3.6 million in Public Assistance Grant funding to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) for non-congregate sheltering in response to the coronavirus pandemic.  As chairwoman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, Chairwoman Roybal-Allard oversees FEMA funding.

“We absolutely must protect the homeless in our communities as part of a comprehensive and compassionate response to COVID-19,” said Chairwoman Roybal-Allard.  “As we continue to battle the coronavirus, this FEMA grant funding will be vital to helping our homeless neighbors get off the street and find safe shelter.  As Chairwoman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, I strongly support FEMA’s decision to send these crucial funds to our communities.  To save lives during this pandemic, and to ultimately defeat COVID-19, our communities need strong and consistent federal support every step of the way.”
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