Rep. Waters Announces $8 Million Federal Grant to the City of Inglewood for Residential Noise Mitigation

Jo-Carolyn Goode | 8/31/2015, 9:36 a.m.
Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has ...
Congresswoman Maxine Waters

LOS ANGELES – Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the Financial Services Committee, announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved an $8 million grant to the City of Inglewood for residential noise mitigation. The grant extends funding for the City’s Residential Sound Insulation Program, which provides assistance to Inglewood families to mitigate the impact of noise from aircraft flying into and out of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

“I congratulate the City of Inglewood upon being awarded this grant to help families in Inglewood mitigate the impact of airport noise in their homes,” said Congresswoman Waters. “Although Inglewood has previously received noise mitigation funds, not all residents have been covered and many have been waiting for years for soundproofing for their homes.”

The grant will be used to provide residential soundproofing for approximately 202 dwellings in the City of Inglewood, benefiting approximately 505 people. Inglewood residents who wish to find out if they qualify for residential soundproofing can contact the City’s Residential Sound Insulation Program at (310) 412-5289.

“For many years, I have been concerned about the impact of airport noise upon the individuals and families who live, work, and go to school near LAX,” said Congresswoman Waters. “Noise from planes landing at and departing from LAX is very disruptive for these families. This grant will bring relief to families in Inglewood who have to live with airport noise every day.”

For more information, visit waters.house.gov