Category Archives: Community events

HHH Audit Meeting

City Controller Audit of HHH

City Controller Ron Galperin recently discussed his audit of HHH since it was voted on in 2016 to fund supportive housing. You may check out this informative Town Hall at your convenience now: HHH Town Hall Replay

It’s about an hour, well spent to understand our current situation.

Also you may step through his presentation at your own speed here:
Meeting the Moment: An Action Plan to Advance Prop. HHH

or find his Action Plan to Advance Prop HHH on the Controller website.

The Controller starts his remarks noting that we saw that over a four year period homelessness was up 40% to about 60,000 people today; 70% are Black and Latino. He notes a variety of issues that have contributed to the problem and asks if we are getting what we need for what we are investing. He pointed to the story of Million Dollar Murray, a homeless man who received a million dollars in services and still died on the streets.

There have been five projects completed with 18 more due to complete by the end of next June. Most have amazing costs per unit.

The shocking statistics: A total of $362 million of the 1.2 billion has been issued and less than half of it has been spent. Which is obvious when you look at our streets.

The vast majority of projects have not broken ground and are awaiting layers of funding. There is not a sufficient sense of urgency. It is time to reevaluate the most expensive and look at other options including: Adaptive reuse, micro use, dormitory style, organized parking & encampment areas, pre fab and making it easier to create ADUs, for example.

After the presentation, the Town Hall continued with half an hour of Q & A.

National Day of Racial Healing in Los Angeles – January 16, 2017 (Tuesday) @ 9:00 am

Dear Fellow Angeleno:

We invite you to participate in the National Day of Racial Healing (NDORH) this coming Tuesday, January 16.  NDORH is an opportunity for people, organizations and communities across the United States to call for racial healing, to bring people together in their common humanity, and take collective action to create a more just and equitable world.  It is part of the larger Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) effort—a national and community-based process organized by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to plan for and bring about transformational and sustainable change, and to address the historic and contemporary effects of racism.  We are excited that the Foundation designated Los Angeles as one of the ten TRHT cities in their inaugural effort.
Along with our TRHT-LA partners, we are marking this important day in Southern California in a few ways. Together we have compiled a list of things you can do individually or organizationally this year to advance equity and help heal Southern California.  Both lists are attached here. Please feel free to share these far and wide.
Also, we invite you to join us at one of our exciting events throughout the day:

    1. Participate in a Community Circle to discuss race issues and build bridges across our differences. Space in these Community Circles is limited, so please register now to attend.
      Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
      Location: Community Coalition, 8101 S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90044
      Register Here:
  • Witness the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors issue a proclamation for NDORH.
    Time: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
    Location: Board Hearing Room (3rd Floor), Los Angeles County Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
  1. Sign up here to share your thoughts, and to learn more about participating: 
Finally, don’t forget to post about the National Day of Racial Healing and Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation using the #NDORH and #TRHT hashtags.
We look forward to engaging with you this coming Tuesday and beyond in our common efforts to advance equity and heal Southern California.
Thank you!

Pets in Housing Workshop at East Valley Animal Shelter on Monday Eve – December 18th @ 6:30 pm

Next Monday, December 18, 2017, the Los Angeles Department of Animal Services is partnering with the Los Angeles Housing + Community Development Department with participation of the Housing Rights Center to provide the community with an educational workshop on “Pets in Rental Housing.”

We invite you to attend this important workshop, which will be held at 6:30 PM at the East Valley Animal Shelter, 14409 Vanowen Street, Van Nuys, CA 91405 (between Van Nuys and Hazeltine).

This workshop will provide information on pets in rental housing focusing on tenant and landlord rights and responsibilities and will include information related to fair housing issues for service and companion animals, as well as information on licensing, spaying and neutering, and micro-chipping.

We hope to provide information to landlords on the benefits of renting to tenants with pets.

Los Angeles is a city of renters, where upwards of 64% of our residents live in rental units. If we are to achieve and maintain our goal of making L.A. a “No Kill” city, finding homes for our shelter animals will mean many must be placed in apartments.

At the same time if tenants are fully aware of their rights it might help to ensure pets are not used as an eviction tool and that renters don’t needlessly surrender their pets to our shelters in fear of eviction when, depending on their situation, the laws protect them.

Please join us. Attached is a leaflet announcing the “Pets in Housing” Workshop. Also is attached is a JPEG file so you can post it on social media. Help us spread the word by distributing the leaflet to neighbors, friends, Neighborhood Council members and other parties of interest.

Admission is free. Spanish language and sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services may be provided upon request. We ask that you inform us of this in advance of the event. You can make this request by calling (213) 928-9075.

After the workshop we will be providing the public with a tour of the shelter.

Hope to see you next Monday evening.

Pets in Housing EV-12-18-17