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Mayor's Monthly Updates January 2023 & Prior

Updated: Jan 9, 2023


Mayor Bass declared a State of Emergency on homelessness and activated the City's Emergency Operations Center. The declaration recognizes the severity of Los Angeles' crisis and breaks new ground to maximize the City's ability to urgently move people inside. The Mayor was joined for the signing by the President of the L.A. City Council Paul Krekorian and the Chair of the L.A. County Board of Supervisors Janice Hahn, along with other elected officials, in a powerful sign of unity among levels of government. Click here for more information about the emergency declaration.

Mayor Bass signed Executive Directive 1, which will dramatically accelerate and lower the cost of building affordable housing and temporary housing in Los Angeles. For affordable housing built under this executive directive, the City must complete the approval process within 60 days. Then, when construction starts, the permit, utility and certificate of occupancy process will be completed in just 5 days for 100% affordable housing and in no more than 2 days for temporary housing. https://mayor.lacity.gov/news/mayor-bass-signs-executive-directive-dramatically-accelerate-and-lower-cost-affordable-housing

Flu Vaccine: Click here for resources on where to get your flu vaccine. Click here for FAQ’s regarding the Flu & COVID-19 vaccination.

Find a vaccination site near you

Place Your Order for Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests Residential households in the U.S. can order one set of 4 free at-home tests from USPS.com. Here's what you need to know about your order:

· Limit of one order per residential address

· One order includes

· 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests (https://www.covid.gov/tests, including extended shelf life and updated expiration dates)

· Orders will ship free starting the week of December 19, 2022

 

Mayor's Updates - Nov. 2022:

Legacy Business Grant Program: Now Accepting Round 1 of Applications

Longtime (20+ years) small businesses in L.A. County are eligible for a $5,000 grant through the L.A. Conservancy. Five small biz (with <25 full-time employees) will be selected in this round. Find more info and apply at laconservancy.org/grant by Wednesday, December 7 at 11:59pm. For additional questions, email Rosalind Sagara (rsagara@laconservancy.org).

2022 Homeless Count: Click here to get a detailed look at the 2022 PIT Homeless Count for the City of LA.

City of Los Angeles, Child Care Grant for Single Parents

helping single parents & caregivers successfully return to the workforce by providing access to affordable child care and employment skills training

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many parents, single parents and women in particular, unable to return to the workforce due to a lack of child care options. The City of Los Angeles recognizes this need and is providing access to a range of services and resources to assist in a successful and long-lasting transition back to gainful employment.

Adjustments to COVID Rental Protections in 2023. On October 4, 2022, the City Council voted to end the eviction moratorium on Jan. 31, 2023; at the same time, Council adopted certain new renter protections. Click here for more info. (Here is the COVID-19 Renter Protection Fact Sheet currently in effect.)


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