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Venice Update

News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

LAHSA Gives Covad Stats; Lists Shelter Resources; Americans Making Less Than $75K will Get $1200 Stimulus

As of today (18 April), Public Health has identified 11,391 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of LA County, and a total of 495 deaths. 39 people experiencing homelessness have been confirmed positive.

Below is an update on LAHSA’s efforts:

Shelter Expansion
Project Roomkey
As of this morning we have 10 Hotel/Motel sites online totaling 738 beds.
Today, we are expecting to activate another 100 beds across two sites.
This morning our Interim Executive Director, Heidi Marston, appeared on Airtalk to talk about Project Roomkey and the other efforts to protect LA County’s homeless population.

Resources, Policies, Staffing, Supplies, and Support
HUD will be creating a methodology to allocate at least $2 billion in federal ESG funding according to rates of unsheltered homelessness and COVID transmission risk. LAHSA drafted a letter along with LA County, LA City, and United Way suggesting a methodology to HUD that would meet LA’s unique needs.
Last month, Congress approved $1,200 stimulus rebate payments for most Americans earning under $75,000. LAHSA put together a fact sheet to help answer questions and give our service providers tools and information to assist the people we serve to obtain the money they are entitled to.

The U.S. Treasury and IRS have released additional information about Economic Impact Statements:
Working with the Treasury Department, the Internal Revenue Service unveiled the new Get My Payment with features to let taxpayers check on their Economic Impact Payment date and update direct deposit information.

The Internal Revenue Service, working in partnership with the Treasury Department and the Social Security Administration, announced today that recipients of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) will automatically receive automatic Economic Impact Payments.

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