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LA neighborhoods to get millions in 'Promise Zone' grants to fight poverty




Mayor Garcetti joins other mayors receiving Promise Zone grants at White House
Mayor Garcetti joins other mayors receiving Promise Zone grants at White House
Kitty Felde/KPCC
Mayor Garcetti joins other mayors receiving Promise Zone grants at White House
Neighborhoods of Hollywood, Little Armenia, Koreatown, Westlake, and Pico Union eligible for millions in federal grants to fight poverty
City of Los Angeles


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President Obama announced a new anti-poverty program. His proposal, called the Promise Zones, comes as the nation looks back on Lyndon B. Johnson's "War on Poverty" 50 years go. Los Angeles is one of five cities in the U.S. that'll get funds to help alleviate problems of the poor.

KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde says LA's mayor and local members of Congress were on hand at the White House for the announcement.