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Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Representing the 43rd District of California

Waters Congratulates LAWA and the City of Inglewood on Reaching Agreement for Residential Sound Insulation

January 23, 2015
Press Release

Waters Congratulates LAWA and the City of Inglewood on Reaching Agreement for Residential Sound Insulation

   

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of House Financial Services Committee, congratulated today the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and the City of Inglewood on reaching an agreement to release up to $44.3 million in funding for sound insulation efforts in Inglewood. Under the agreement, LAWA will provide additional funding for Inglewood's Residential Sound Insulation Program, which helps to mitigate the impact of noise resulting from aircraft operations at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

 

"I am very pleased that LAWA and the City of Inglewood have reached this agreement for sound insulation for Inglewood residents," said Congresswoman Waters. "Although Inglewood has previously received sound insulation funds, not all residents were covered and many have been waiting years for upgrades to reduce noise in their homes. The individuals and families that live, work, and attend school near LAX experience airport noise every day from the planes that fly into and out of LAX. These funds are critical for providing relief to Inglewood residents."

 

The funding will allow the City of Inglewood to provide sound insulation for an additional 1,030 homes, including 689 single-family homes and 341 multi-family homes.  The sound insulation upgrades could include double-paned windows, solid-core doors, insulation, and other home improvements to reduce interior noise levels.

 

Inglewood has received a total of $400 million in noise mitigation funds since 1985 from LAWA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The city's Residential Sound Insulation Program administers the grants. Inglewood residents may call their office at (310) 412-5289 to learn more about the program and find out if they qualify.

 

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