New Vouchers, More Families Housed
During FY 2018-19, the LACDA added 535 new housing vouchers and certificates to its portfolio. The vouchers are dedicated to combating homelessness among families of limited means, including veterans and persons with disabilities, as well as families that have lost their children to foster care and do not have adequate housing for them to return home. Using an average household size of 2.8, these new allocations will house nearly 1,500 persons.
The vouchers are funded through the Continuum of Care (CoC), Family Unification, Mainstream, and Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Programs. The LACDA continuously seeks additional funding to augment its existing vouchers and certificates to continue to address the rapidly increasing need for rental housing in Los Angeles County.