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Rep. Maxine Waters to discuss cuts in federal housing funds

July 28, 2013|By Jack Dolan
  • U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters will hold a meeting with city leaders from L.A. County to discuss the effect of the sequester on housing.
U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters will hold a meeting with city leaders from L.A. County… (Alex Wong/Getty Images )

Leaders of six L.A. County cities will meet on Monday with U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) to discuss the effects of cuts in federal housing funds.

The cuts were brought on by the so-called "sequester": automatic reductions in federal spending that began in March as a result of Congress' inability to agree on long-term budget cuts.

Waters, and U.S. Housing & Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, will meet in closed session with mayors and city council members from Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lomita and Torrance.  On the agenda are reductions in funds for homeless prevention programs, Section 8 vouchers and the closure of some HUD offices.

Waters has scheduled a post-meeting news conference at the Grant Nakaoka Center in Gardena at 2:30 p.m.

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