By City News Service
The Federal Aviation Administration awarded more than $21.9 million in grants for residential noise mitigation for more than 1,300 residences near Los Angeles International Airport, Rep. Maxine Waters announced Tuesday.
A $9.9 million grant will go to the Los Angeles County Development Authority for about 680 homes in the Lennox, Athens, and Del Aire unincorporated communities.
A $6.6 million will benefit more than 310 residences in Westchester and El Segundo.
An approximately $5.3 million grant will benefit more than 330 Inglewood residences.
“I am pleased to help make these grants available to my district, where I have received numerous complaints year in and year out about airport noise emanating from LAX,” said Waters, D-Los Angeles.
For more information on residential noise mitigation, Inglewood residents can contact Bettye Griffith, director of the City of Inglewood’s Residential Sound Insulation Program, at 310-412-5289.
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This timely announcement comes after numerous news reports, in 2019, of Inglewood using sound insulation funds on homes not directly under the flight path and skipping over low-income areas that are.
The city released its 2019-2020 single audit which detailed they were owed $12 million in reimbursements, including close to $3 million for their sound proofing program. The audit failed to detail how long the city has waited for those funds, after numerous “press releases” detailing millions of dollars awarded to Inglewood for that very purpose.