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HOMEOWNERS CAN APPLY FOR UP TO $3,000 IN SEISMIC RETROFIT GRANTS
November 11, 2021
More California homeowners will be eligible for up to $3,000 in seismic retrofit grants through Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB), a program jointly administered by the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. The grants help offset the cost of seismic retrofits that brace the cripple walls of older homes, when present, and bolt houses to their foundations, making them less vulnerable to earthquake damage. ... read more »
Stolen Bruce’s Beach Property Returned to Black Family
October 1, 2021
The story behind Bruce’s Beach tells a narrative of Black-ownership in America. Original property owners Charles and Willa Bruce had their land seized by the City of Manhattan Beach, California. The local government managed the rights to the land for almost 100 years.   ... read more »
Secretary Fudge, HUD convened African American officials to discuss the housing investments in President Biden’s Build Back Better plan
September 16, 2021
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia L. Fudge convened a virtual roundtable discussion with over 90 mayors, state legislators, county commissioners, and local municipal leaders on the housing investments and racial equity opportunities that would be created through President Biden’s Build Back Better plan. The mayors and state and local elected leaders make up the executive teams and memberships of the National League of Cities- National Black Caucus for Local Elected Officials, National Organization of Black County Officials, African American Mayors Association, and National Black Conference of State Legislators. ... read more »
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BALDWIN HILLS CRENSHAW MALL SOLD
August 25, 2021
Crenshaw Boulevard is considered by many as the heart of the African American Community and believe the Crenshaw Mall is the catalyst to economic stimulus and economic revitalization within our community.   ... read more »
Winners and Winners: Big Takeaways from New Rent Law Benefitting Landlords and Tenants
July 1, 2021
“California is coming roaring back from the pandemic, but the economic impacts of COVID-19 continue to disproportionately impact so many low-income Californians, tenants and small landlords alike," Newsom said last week after reaching a deal on the moratorium with lawmakers. ... read more »
Bradford Leads Bipartisan Effort to Return Bruce’s Beach to Black Family
April 29, 2021
In a historical effort to return stolen Manhattan Beach-front property back to the descendants of the Black owners whom the city unlawfully pickpocketed due to racial and civil injustices, a new bill sails out of the Senate Committee with bipartisan support. ... read more »
Asm. Holden’s Bills to Establish Private Use of Force Training, and Address Discrimination in the Appraisal Process Clear First Policy Committee
April 29, 2021
This week, Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation, AB 229 which establishes use of force trainings for private security, and AB 948 which address discrimination in the real estate appraisal process both passed the Assembly Business and Professions Committee. ... read more »
With Eviction Cliff Extended, Here’s How Millions Can Keep Their Homes 
April 15, 2021
That range highlights the need for federal intervention — both continuing the moratorium, which happened this morning, and additional assistance that will help not only struggling renters but also their landlords, such as the $45 billion in rental assistance in the recently passed federal stimulus bill. ... read more »
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Mack Major Makes a Difference in Real Estate and Economic Development
March 4, 2021
Major said the mission of House Tur Investments, LLC, is to alleviate investors’ concerns with the loan process so they can focus efforts on real estate investment properties. The company leads its investors through the acquisitions process to the sale of the property. ... read more »
BOE Member Malia Cohen Raises Red Flag on Bank-Breaking Prop 19 Tax Costs
February 4, 2021
Malia M. Cohen, the only African American member of the California Board of Equalization (BOE), has some critical concerns about the cost homeowners will have to bear because of Proposition 19, a constitutional amendment that took effect on Dec. 16, 2020. ... read more »
Black Leaders: Biden Order Is First to Recognize America’s History of Housing Injustice
February 4, 2021
Black Leaders and civil rights groups – including the NAACP and the Greenlining Institute -- are hailing a memorandum President Joe Biden issued last week directing the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to “take actions to undo historic patterns of segregation and other types of housing discrimination that afford access to long denied opportunities.” ... read more »
California Budget & Policy Center Report Highlights Racial Inequity in Housing
January 28, 2021
The California Budget & Policy Center’s latest report shows economic racial inequity in housing among renters before and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the 17 million, which includes children, families and individuals, housing instability and homelessness are immediate threats. The reports show the necessity that Governor Newsom’s proposed 2021-22 budget should include extending the state eviction moratorium beyond the expiration date of January 31. ... read more »
Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson Celebrates Grand Opening of Navigation Center in Council District Eight
January 7, 2021
Today, Los Angeles City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson announced the opening of the Navigation Center at 729 W. Manchester Avenue. This one-stop-shop will provide critical services to people experiencing homelessness and connect them to resources, such as employment opportunities and supportive housing. This project is funded at nearly $9 million thanks to HHH, a $1.2 billion bond issued by Councilmember Harris-Dawson and supported by millions of voters to create housing and provide services for individuals and families that are experiencing homelessness. ... read more »
HUD Regional Administrator Announces Designation of NHS’ Center for Sustainable Communities as a HUD Envision Center in Compton
December 17, 2020
HUD brings holistic housing support to help low-income residents be more self-sufficient ... read more »
HOW LA COUNTY RESOURCES CAN HELP YOU AVOID FORECLOSURE AND EVICTION
December 10, 2020
Millions of workers have lost their jobs due to the pandemic. Homeowners are faced with foreclosure and countless tenants are on the verge of eviction. However, Los Angeles County has hosted a series of conferences to bring awareness to various resources that can help pay your rent on-time and prevent you from losing your home. ... read more »
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