On March of 2021 our 44th Congressional District Congressmember Nanette Diaz Barragán released a proposal for ten local community projects to be presented to Congress for funding consideration before the Appropriations Committee. The bill was passed through the House of Representatives at the end of July and will be voted on by October 1st, 2021.
We had the pleasure of a visit from Congress-member Barragán’s on August 4th, 2021, where she was able to have afternoon tea with us and tour our YWCA Harbor historical building. She discussed the YWCA Harbor project which is demolishing a side building adjacent to the main building (that began as housing for domestic violence victims and their children) to construct new permanent supportive housing for houseless women and children in the Los Angeles Harbor Area and providing them with direct access to services. “Some people see it as wasted money..[but] its helping a great cause[and that those in Washington] have never understood what it is like to lose a job.” Barragán’s said.
During her visit, Congress-member was able to meet unhoused women who are currently getting services at the YWCA Harbor Area and discussed the significance this project would bring to many women and children with the same story. We will keep you posted on the next steps and progress of this effort. For more information about this community project