Antelope Valley is shortchanged in federal homeless funds, lawmaker claims in call for audit

Asserting that the Antelope Valley receives only $1 for every $10 in federal homeless funds sent to central Los Angeles, State Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) has called for an audit of the agency that distributes the money.

In a letter to the state Joint Legislative Audit Committee, Wilk asked for a review of how the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority doles out more than $100 million in federal funds for homeless programs.

The letter, sent to the homeless authority Thursday, is scheduled to be considered by the 14-member committee June 28. An audit, if ordered, would be conducted by the California State Auditor and could take up to a year.

The homeless authority did not reply to a request for comment.

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Chris Alexakishousing