In Case You Missed It: Los Angeles Times Editorial Board: "It may feel remote, but the Antelope Valley has a homeless problem too. And it needs help"

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) scored a victory for the Antelope Valley when the Joint Legislative Audit Committee agreed to his request to scrutinize how federal funds for the homeless are spent in Los Angeles County.  In this editorial, the Los Angeles Times agrees that Antelope Valley needs more funding for homeless services and looks at issues the audit will address.

Excerpted Op-Ed:

The Antelope Valley … may seem geographically disconnected from the county’s dense urban core, but it shares many of its problems. There are homeless people and there are encampments. ... California State Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita), who represents the Antelope Valley, contends that his district’s homeless people have been shortchanged when it comes to federal aid. The culprit, Wilk says, is the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, which disburses grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to service providers … At Wilk’s request, the Joint Legislative Audit Committee voted to audit the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority to see how it administers funds.

Click here to read the full editorial in the Los Angeles Times.

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