How Will Federal Funds Transform Your Community?

Last October, you told the City of Los Angeles how Federal funds should be spent to improve your neighborhoods, such as more affordable housing, job training, and street repairs.

The City heard you and has included many of your ideas in a plan that will make these improvements, and more, possible in your community. Please join City representatives at any of the meetings listed to hear about the proposed plan and to tell us what you think.

There are two meetings currently scheduled for the San Fernando Valley:

Marvin Braude Constituent Service Center
6262 Van Nuys Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
6:30 – 8:30 PM

Northeast Valley City Hall
13520 Van Nuys Blvd.,
Pacoima, CA 91331
Thursday, February 7, 2013
6:30 – 8:30 PM

What is the Consolidated Plan?

Every five years, the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires the City of Los Angeles to develop a plan that guides how it will spend its annual Federal grants that assist very-low, low-, and moderate-income communities around the city. The Consolidated Plan sets out the funding for programs that help: businesses create jobs, and provide job training for adults and youth; improve neighborhoods by eliminating slum and blight; fund gang and homeless prevention programs; create affordable housing; and, provide services for seniors and the disabled.

Why are community meetings being held?

As part of the city’s planning process, we need your opinions on how the Federal funds should be spent. HUD and the City want to hear from you about what you believe the needs and strengths are in your communities, so that, together, we will develop plans that will best put these grant funds to use in your neighborhoods.

With so much need in the city, how will these funds be targeted?

Under the Consolidated Plan, Federal funds will be targeted to create more livable and healthy communities with more affordable housing and jobs, etc. Your comments will help us determine what’s most important to you and help us to create a plan that guides how we achieve those goals over the next five years.