Chair Hahn Statement on Signing of Alliance Settlement Agreement
County will create 3,000 beds for mental health and substance use treatment to care for people most in need.
Los Angeles, CA (September 28, 2023) – Today, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Janice Hahn has issued the following statement shortly after U.S. District Judge David O. Carter signed a settlement agreement between the County of Los Angeles and the L.A. Alliance for Human Rights that will provide 3,000 new beds to care for people suffering from mental health and substance use disorders:
“It took a long time and a lot of hard work from many people to get to this point, but this is finally an agreement we can be proud of. This is an achievement that will mean real care and housing for thousands of people who are struggling with mental illness and addiction. I am grateful to Judge Carter for pushing the County to do better, to my colleagues on the board and our County family for their support, and to Mayor Bass for being my partner in this effort.”