Government Resources for Relief Due to COVID-19

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FEDERAL UPDATE: Friday afternoon, President Trump signed the CARES Act – a $2 trillion economic rescue package that will provide relief to many groups affected by the coronavirus. This plan will offer assistance to tens of millions of American households affected by the coronavirus by providing stimulus payments to individuals, expanded unemployment coverage, student loan […]

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Census 2020 – Are You Ready To Be Counted?

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Census 2020 is around the corner. The results will determine not only our representation in Congress, but how more than $115 billion is spent every year on California schools, healthcare, housing, transportation, and other vital programs in our neighborhoods. But we won’t get an accurate count in 2020 unless everyone participates. Your 2020 Census invitation should arrive […]

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New Vote Centers Open This Weekend, But Most Angelenos Have No Idea

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From https://laist.com/latest/post/20200221/vote-centers-primary-election-polling-places Election “Day” is so 2016. Californians have been voting by mail since the beginning of this month, and in L.A. and Orange Counties, voting in-person starts Saturday morning, when the first round of centralized “vote centers” will open. Let’s recap the changes for WHERE to vote: Most neighborhood polling places are going away, so your old […]

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Los Angeles County Launches Homeless Outreach Portal Online and Through 2-1-1 Phone

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Did you see someone experiencing homelessness who needs help? Notice a homeless neighbor who seems to be struggling with their physical and/or mental health? You can help them by filling out an outreach request at www.la-hop.org or by dialing 2-1-1 and reporting any specific concerns you may have regarding the person’s well-being. LA-HOP (Homeless Outreach Program) is […]

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Los Angeles County Declared Disaster Area

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Six Southland counties were named disaster areas following damaging floods. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom today declared a state of emergency in Los Angeles and five other California counties because of damage from last weekend’s rainstorms. In the declaration, Newsom wrote that the storms caused flash flooding and mudslides that damaged public and private facilities, forced […]

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Vote and Help Spread a Cool $1 Million

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The 279 candidates for MyLA2050 are vying for a piece of a $1 million pot that aims to underwrite 10 of the best ideas for changing life here for the better.
It’s crowdsourcing with a conscience. And to scroll through the entries is to peer into the idealistic, entrepreneurial, only-in-L.A. psyche of a metropolis in transition.

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