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Skid Row parks remain open thanks to housing funds

Michael Katz

Two parks in the Skid Row area will remain open for another six months as the Los Angeles City Council moves around money to make up for the loss of redevelopment funds.

Two parks in the Skid Row area will remain open for now thanks to housing services funds that will temporarily make up for the loss of redevelopment money. 

The Los Angeles City Council unanimously agreed to transfer $175,000 from the Affordable Housing Trust Fund to keep the San Julian and Gladys parks open for another six months.

The parks, located at Fifth and San Julian streets and Sixth Street and Gladys Avenue, were previously funded with money from the Community Redevelopment Agency. When that folded, money from a Community Development Block Grant supported the parks.

It is unclear how the parks will be funded once that money runs out. A spokesman for Councilman Jose Huizar, whose district will include Skid Row thank to redistricting, was not immediately available to comment.  

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