Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) recently announced that the United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded a $20 million grant to the city of Inglewood for residential noise mitigation. The grant will provide assistance to approximately 1,750 Inglewood residents who are impacted by the noise from airplanes flying in and out of the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

“I am pleased to announce that the FAA has awarded a $20 million grant to the City of Inglewood for residential noise mitigation,” said Waters.

“I congratulate the city of Inglewood upon being awarded this grant, which will help approximately 1,750 Inglewood residents mitigate the impact of airport noise in their homes. 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 FAA grant will extend funding for Inglewood’s Residential Sound Insulation Program. Inglewood residents who wish to find out if they qualify for residential noise mitigation can contact Ms. Bettye Griffith, Director of the City of Inglewood’s Residential Sound Installation Program, who can be reached by phone at (310) 412-5289.

“For many years, I have been concerned about airport noise and its impact upon the individuals and families who live, work and go to school near LAX, and I have worked with the FAA, LAX, and local officials to address the problem,” said Waters.

“Noise from planes landing at and departing from LAX is very disruptive for many families in these communities.  This grant will bring relief to families in Inglewood who have to live with airport noise every day.”