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West Hollywood : Funds OKd for Continuation of Social Services

July 04, 1985

The City Council has approved funds for several social service agencies to continue programs threatened by federal, state and county budget cuts.

In all, officials said, the city will spend nearly $1.5 million on social service programs in fiscal 1985-86. At least $737,000 will come from federal Community Development Block Grant funds.

Last week, the council approved funding that would help AIDS Project Los Angeles, the Shanti Foundation's free AIDS counseling center, Bet Tzedek Legal Service's counseling for low-income West Hollywood residents and the United Community Housing Development Corp.'s programs to rehabilitate low-income housing.

The city also agreed to provide at least $175,000 to Alternative Living for the Aged to buy a West Hollywood building for cooperative housing for 80 to 120 senior citizens. The city said it will give the nonprofit group another $25,000 if the group can raise a matching amount.

The county Board of Supervisors has also voted to give Alternative Living for the Aged $50,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds to buy a building in the 900 block of North Fairfax Avenue. The building will be used for cooperative housing for senior citizens who live in the Beverly-Fairfax area.

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