By Sentinel News Service
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, announced that the United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded a $4,428,903 grant to the City of Inglewood for residential noise mitigation. The grant will provide assistance to an estimated 150 Inglewood residents who are impacted by the noise from planes flying into and out of the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
“I am proud to announce that the FAA has awarded a grant for more than $4 million to the City of Inglewood for residential noise mitigation,” said Congresswoman Waters. “This grant will help an estimated 150 Inglewood residents mitigate the impact of airport noise in their homes. While Inglewood has previously received noise mitigation funds, not all residents have benefited, and many residents have been waiting for years for soundproofing for their homes.”
The FAA grant will provide additional funding for the City of Inglewood’s Residential Sound Insulation Program. Inglewood residents who wish to find out if they qualify for residential sound insulation can contact Ms. Bettye Griffith, the program’s director, who can be reached by phone at (310) 412-5289.
“I have worked for many years to bring relief to all of the individuals and families near LAX who have been living with airport noise every day,” said Congresswoman Waters. “Noise from LAX operations is extremely disruptive for the people who live and work near the airport. This grant will bring relief to these residents who deserve to enjoy peace and quiet in their homes.”
This article originally appeared in The Los Angeles Sentinel.