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City Budget Town Halls June 27-28

Join the Neighborhood Council Budget Advocates this weekend for a virtual Town Hall discussion on the City Budget! Everyone is welcome to attend who is interested in learning more about how the City of LA spends its money – and how to create influence regarding spending decisions in Los Angeles. Join your neighbors to talk about the changes you want to see in your area, and the issues that matter to you the most.

2020-06-28T18:11:20-07:00June 25th, 2020|

As efforts collapse to place homeless in hotels, L.A. officials propose new, $800-million plan

Even as the COVID-19 pandemic is slashing tax revenue across the board, officials Tuesday unveiled an $800-million plan to house Los Angeles County’s homeless people who are most vulnerable to the disease.

2020-06-24T13:58:11-07:00June 24th, 2020|

Councilman Jose Huizar Arrested on Federal RICO Charge

6-23-20: Special agents with the FBI arrested Jose Huizar, an elected member of the Los Angeles City Council, on a federal racketeering charge that alleges he led a criminal enterprise that used his powerful position at City Hall to solicit and accept lucrative bribes and other financial benefits to enrich himself and his close associates in exchange for Huizar taking official actions favorable to the developers and others..

2020-06-23T17:33:23-07:00June 23rd, 2020|

Temporary homeless shelters in San Pedro, Wilmington, set to open July 6

When Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti rolled out his Bridge Home program, the temporary shelters were supposed to go up quickly throughout the city. But it all got bogged down in bureaucracy and higher-than-expected costs.

2020-06-23T09:50:24-07:00June 23rd, 2020|

Homelessness In Los Angeles County Rises Sharply

LA's annual homeless count, released Friday, shows that 66,433 people now live on the streets, in shelters and in vehicles within the county. That's up 12.7% from 2019. Within LA city limits, the number of people experiencing homelessness is 41,290, a 14.2% increase over last year.

2020-06-13T16:17:29-07:00June 13th, 2020|

Project Roomkey Has Placed 9,400 Homeless People Into Temporary Hotel Rooms. Now What?

In April, when Governor Newsom announced Project Roomkey — aimed at moving 15,000 homeless Californians into rented hotel rooms — it was lauded as a "win-win." Homeless people would get to come indoors, and hotels would get to recoup lost income from the collapse of the tourism industry.

2020-06-11T18:01:16-07:00June 11th, 2020|

Free Legal Housing Clinic on June 6th

Attorneys specialized in housing law will be available to discuss tenants' unique legal housing situations via phone and online video platforms. Our first virtual clinic will take place this Saturday, June 6th, from 10am-12pm and will be focused on assisting tenants in Los Angeles. People must RSVP in order to receive assistance.

2020-06-09T19:09:39-07:00June 1st, 2020|