Los Angeles agencies failed to spend $150M in federal homeless grants, report claims

The three main housing agencies in charge of reducing homelessness in the Los Angeles area failed to spend nearly $150 million in federal grants between 2015 and 2020 and the money was returned to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.

According to the newspaper, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority returned more than $29 million to HUD during the six-year period, the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles returned more than $82 million, and the Los Angeles County Development Authority returned nearly $38 million.

 

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