Tag Archives: Van Nuys

Free Tenants Rights & How to Get Help in Evictions Workshop May 21

A free Tenants Rights in Eviction workshop will be presented by City of Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) in its North Valley office at 10:30 am this Thursday, May 21 at 6640 Van Nuys Blvd. RSVP by calling 213 928-9075. Each month HCIDLA offers housing workshops for landlords and tenants that address various topics. Click here for the full 2015 workshop schedule and its locations that serve you.

Renters may also attend Van Nuys Neighborhood Council Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) meetings for assistance. Our next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 pm Tuesday, May 19. Click here for details.

Helpful links for more information
HCIDLA Office Locations

First Tuesday of the Month HCIDLA Drop In Sessions
Free assistance for landlords and tenants with Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO) applications, calculating allowable rent increases, and filing tenant complaints.

Note that this only applies for properties that qualify as RSO, and this does not apply for market rate properties built after the city’s RSO-qualified period. Call 866 557-7368 to learn if your rental property is enforced by the City of Los Angeles’ Rent Stabilization Ordinance (RSO).

Housing rights clinics sponsored by Southern California Housing Rights Center
~ Every Tuesday and Thursday CD9 Field Office from 9 am to Noon
4301 South Central Avenue, Los Angeles 90011

~ 2nd Tuesday of the month at West LA regional office from 10 am to Noon
1645 Corinth Avenue Room 104, Los Angeles 90025

Van Nuys Neighborhood Council votes unanimously for strict Citywide greenhouse gas emission reduction targets

A journal of Science study published Thursday reports if climate change continues rapidly, one in six species could face extinction. And in a timely Earth Day vote at last week’s Special Meeting, Van Nuys Neighborhood Council voted unanimously to support Councilmember Paul Koretz’s motion to implement a Los Angeles citywide greenhouse gas emission reduction target of 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. We’re committed to work toward a climate resilient solution including protecting local Valley resources at the Sepulveda Basin and recharging the San Fernando Valley aquifer.

Add your voice to the solution by participating at our monthly general meetings the second Wednesday of each month in the conference room of the Marvin Braude Constituent Service Center at 6262 Van Nuys Blvd in Van Nuys. And bring your ideas to VNNC committees.  Several projects are starting up in Van Nuys that you can contribute to if greenhouse gas emission reduction matters to you.

LA City Attorney Mike Feuer to host town hall forum, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

FeuerHoriz1City Attorney Mike Feuer will host a community town hall meeting in the San Fernando Valley for members of the Van Nuys, Valley Glen and Lake Balboa communities.

The City Attorney will share and take questions from residents on his priorities for the Office as well as discuss a number of initiatives, actions and programs he has taken to improve the quality of life of our neighborhoods.  These efforts include focusing on preventing gun violence, school safety and doubling the number of neighborhood prosecutors.

WHO                                                                                                                                                             Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer

WHEN                                                                                                                                                 Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

WHERE                                                                                                                                                     Valley Presbyterian Hospital                                                                                                                          Health Education Center Auditorium                                                                                                 15107 Vanowen Street, Van Nuys

INFO                                                                                                                                                         Open to the public. Parking available in the Noble Parking Structure.


UCLA Urban Planning Report Study

ucla-702x318In December, EmpowerLA had the opportunity to sit in on Professor Ong’s Urban Planning class at UCLA as students presented their neighborhood profiles, finished products of the neighborhood analyses they conducted in collaboration with seven Neighborhood Councils.

We promised to share these great profiles with you, and we are excited to present them as PDFs here for you to peruse online. Students created these in-depth reports using the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of the Census and collecting information from the field through partnerships with seven Neighborhood Councils.

The presentations include historical background on each of the communities as well as detailed analysis of demographic composition, socioeconomic status, housing characteristics, the local economy, and other local features.
In each study, the presentations conclude with recommendations for the Neighborhood Council on how to maximize their positive impact on their community. Neighborhood Councils now have a data-driven reference to inform their work and gain an accurate picture of their neighborhood from a variety of angles.

“I am so impressed by the caliber of the students’ work,” said Grayce Liu, General Manager of EmpowerLA. She listened in on the presentations in December and sees great value in the partnership between UCLA graduate students and Neighborhood Councils.

“I think this asset mapping is essential for all Neighborhood Councils, and I hope to find the resources to create such profiles for all of the Neighborhood Councils.”

Click on the Neighborhood Council name to read about:

Empowerment Congress Southwest

Greater Valley Glen

Historic Highland Park

Lake Balboa

South Central


Van Nuys