Mayor Karen Bass and the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles will help 5,000 families in need during the holidays through a direct-cash assistance program.
A total of $1.5 million will be distributed to families through GIVEN, a program of the Mayor’s Fund that is conducted in partnership with the mayor, the city’s Community Investment for Families Department and its FamilySource Centers.
Through the initiative, $300 will be provided to families across Los Angeles who need help with groceries and other necessities.
To qualify, families must meet criteria that include living in Los Angeles, having a household income at or below 80% of the area median income and demonstrating hardship.
This is the sixth direct-cash assistance program under the fund since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and almost $50 million has been distributed to more than 130,000 Angelenos, officials said.
Funding for GIVEN comes from Angelenos who have donated to the fund.