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L.A. Business Council To Honor Gov. Newsom for Project Homekey Initiative Addressing Homelessness

Feb 18, 2021

L.A. BUSINESS COUNCIL TO HONOR GOV. NEWSOM FOR PROJECT HOMEKEY INITIATIVE ADDRESSING HOMELESSNESS

Additional awards recognize leaders for tackling state’s housing, mobility challenges

LOS ANGELES — Ahead of the 2021 Mayor Housing, Transportation and Jobs Summit, the Los Angeles Business Council will recognize leaders whose efforts over the past year have helped address L.A.’s homelessness, housing and mobility challenges. The awards will be presented during a virtual reception on Thursday, Feb. 18.

  • Gavin Newsomwill accept the Tim O’Connell Philanthropic Award for his leadership on Project Homekey, which has delivered more than 6,000 interim and permanent supportive housing units. He will accept on behalf of a team of county, city, and foundation partners, including the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA),the City Administrative Officer of Los Angeles,Kaiser Permanente,Blue Shield of California, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.
  • The Housing Impact Award will be presented to State Sen. Anna Caballero, SD 12, for her work on SB 744, which helped streamline the process to build supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness who also have a mental illness.
  • California Transportation Commission Chair Hilary Norton will accept the LABC Chairman’s Award for her work to address congestion and advance transportation equity as executive director of FASTLink DTLA. Through its FlexLA micro-mobility pilot, FASTLink DTLA has given more than 3,000 free or low-cost rides to fill gaps in Downtown LA’s transit connections.

Who: Gov. Gavin Newsom, state Sen. Anna Caballero, Transportation Commission Chair Hilary Norton, LABC President Mary Leslie, and other government, business, and community leaders.

What: The LABC’s 2021 Mayoral Housing, Transportation and Jobs Summit VIP Reception

When: Thursday, Feb. 18, 4-6 p.m.

Where: Online

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