The Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD) has programs to assist first-time, low- and moderate-income homebuyers purchase homes in the City of Los Angeles. These programs are designed to assist first-time homebuyers with purchase assistance for the down payment, closing costs, and other costs to help eligible homebuyers realize their dream of homeownership in the City. For more […]
Stop Home Depot’s Proposed New Store at North Hills Shopping Center (At Devonshire & Balboa)
Are you concerned about a new Home Depot at the North Hills Shopping Center? Home Depot has purchased the Regency Theatre and portions of the North Hills Mall to build a new store. The proposed store will be larger than the Roscoe store but have 23% less parking. What will happen to the traffic at […]
L.A. County Assessor Offers Relief to Those Hit by Storms
Filing a Misfortune & Calamity Claim Jumpstarts the Process The Office of the Assessor is providing property tax relief to property owners who may be affected by the recent torrential rainstorms. This includes filing with the Office of the Assessor a claim for Misfortune & Calamity relief within one year of the incident for properties […]
Holiday Trash Collection Schedule
Due to holidays on Monday, December 26 and Monday, January 2, our collection schedule will be delayed by one day from your regularly scheduled pickup day. Regularly scheduled on Monday will be picked up Tuesday Regularly scheduled on Tuesday will be picked up Wednesday Regularly scheduled on Wednesday will be picked up Thursday Regularly scheduled […]
Get paid to lose your lawn!
In an effort to reduce our water usage, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will pay you to transform your yard. Learn more here. Note–this does NOT mean using astroturf and eliminating all plants, because we need healthy soil and carbon sequestration! (And consider using native plants, which really benefit our ecosystem!)
Let’s Talk About Fair Housing
Join the City of Los Angeles in conducting its fair housing assessment. Learn about laws that protect your access to housing and other resources. Help identify housing barriers in your community and share ideas for the study. Meetings will be virtual and open to everyone. Join a virtual meeting for your area!
LADWP Turf Replacement Program
An increase to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)’s turf replacement rebate now pays residential and commercial customers $5 per square foot when they replace their lawns with sustainable landscaping. Take advantage of LADWP’s most popular water conservation program to transform your lawn! Application pre-approval is required before starting any turf replacement project. Visit […]
LADWP Smart Home Water Monitoring
To help customers check their water use, reduce water costs, and detect leaks, LADWP recently launched a pilot program for a smart home water monitoring device in partnership with Flume Inc. With easy DIY installation, customers can gain real-time access to their water usage data straight from a smartphone app. Through a special offer, LADWP […]
L.A. to Reduce Outdoor Watering from Three Days per Week to Two
Starting June 1, LADWP customers will have to cut their number of outdoor watering days from three to two. The rules, announced today, came in response to restrictions two weeks ago by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California in light of this historic climate change-exacerbated drought. “We have plenty of water if we all do the right thing,” said […]
Home Buyers Education Classes
The Los Angeles Housing Department has recently increased the amount of assistance given to first-time homebuyers through its Moderate Income Purchase Assistance Program (MIPA). There are a few requirements to qualify for the program, one of which is attending an 8-hour Homebuyer Education Class hosted through one of their approved providers. Click here to learn more […]
Last Call for Rental Assistance–March 31!!
If you are a landlord or tenant and need financial assistance with unpaid rent or utilities, we encourage you to apply for the CA-COVID-19 Rent Relief Program. Applications will be accepted through March 31, 2022, to pay unpaid rent and/or utilities owed up to March 31, 2022. Income-eligible applicants may qualify regardless of immigration status […]
Attention CA Homeowners, You May be Eligible for Mortgage Relief!
We are thrilled to share some good news with you: the U.S. Treasury Department has finally approved California’s plan to provide $1 billion in mortgage relief in order to help as many as 40,000 struggling homeowners in our state. The California Mortgage Relief Program is open to all eligible Californians who are currently experiencing pandemic-related […]
2021-2022 Winter Shelter Program
Operating dates: November 1, 2021 – March 2022 ARE YOU IN NEED OF SHELTER? The Winter Shelter Program is held annually to protect people experiencing homelessness during Los Angeles’s colder months. Winter Shelters are located all across the County, and will be operating 24 hours a day this year due to COVID-19. AM I ELIGIBLE […]
How to Get Free Trees to Plant in Your Yard
Want to add some greenery to your yard? Take home up to seven free trees from the Sherman Oaks Farmers Market next week. Orders must be placed by Sunday at 5 p.m. Want to grow your own tree in your yard? City Plants, L.A. Conservation Corps, and Councilwoman Nithya Raman want to help make that […]
Collect $3,000 — Free — To Retrofit Your Home
When a big earthquake hits your area, your house might fly off its foundation and collapse if: It’s wood–framed Built before 1980 Has a crawl space and/or a cripple wall It’s never been retrofitted before The good news is that this year the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) is offering as much as $3,000 each to […]
LADWP Turf Replacement Program – Free Workshops and $3 per Square Foot Rebate
LADWP customers interested in transforming their lawns to drought-tolerant landscaping have a free resource in the form of hands-on workshops offered by LADWP’s Turf Replacement Program. The free workshops tach customers how to remove turf, grade soil for capturing rainwater, and the step-by-step process to create sustainable landscapes in their own yards. LADWP’s residential customers […]
Dept of City Planning is Holding Info Sessions on LA’s New Home-Sharing Ordinance
From the Los Angeles Department of City Planning: The City Council adopted the Home-Sharing Ordinance (CF 14-1635-S2) in December of 2018. To prevent the wholesale conversion of homes into rental properties, the legislation establishes a regulatory framework to restrict short-term rentals to one’s primary residence. The Home-Sharing Ordinance requires hosts who wish to engage in […]