Congresswoman Waters Hosts Community Forum about Homelessness in Los Angeles
Congresswoman Maxine Waters held a community forum to host a visit from Secretary Shaun Donovan from the Department of Housing & Urban Development. The event included mayors and city council members from the cities of Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lomita and Torrance, and key stakeholders for a discussion about the ongoing impact of sequestration on local communities and specifically homeless prevention programs.
Secretary Donovan also addressed Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), Section 8 housing vouchers, and the closure of multi-family HUD offices for the South Bay area. U.S. VETS – Los Angeles Executive Director Ivan Mason participated in the invitation-only event at the request of Congresswoman Waters.