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FEMA Ranks L.A. County Riskiest in U.S. For Natural Disasters
January 7, 2021
Los Angeles County has come out No. 1 on an unenviable list -- the Federal Emergency Management Agency's rankings of the riskiest counties in America. ... read more »
Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Intend to House 15,000 People with COVID-19 Recovery Plan
May 28, 2020
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) presented its recovery plan to house 15,000 at-risk people experiencing homelessness as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning. ... read more »
African Americans Still Facing Higher COVID-19 Related Death Rate
April 30, 2020
Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti is interested in forming a Task force prioritizing Underserved communities. Monday, April 27, the City of Los Angeles heard from its Mayor, ... read more »
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Harris Outlines Priorities for Third Coronavirus Response Package
March 20, 2020
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Wednesday laid out her priorities for the Senate’s third legislative package in response to the outbreak of the coronavirus in the United States. As the legislation takes shape, Harris will fight for five main priorities on behalf of working families in California and across the country: direct, monthly cash assistance and consumer protection; support for workers and small businesses; expanded access to emergency assistance through FEMA; DHS prioritizing public health; and fair treatment of tribes and territories. ... read more »
Harris Introduces Comprehensive Legislation to Protect Communities from Growing Threat of Wildfires
November 15, 2019
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Friday announced the Wildfire Defense Act, comprehensive legislation to help communities—especially in California—implement science-based methods for mitigating wildfire damage and defending life and property. Harris’ bill would provide local communities with up to $10 million dollars to implement a Community Wildfire Defense Plan to ensure they are resilient in the face of the growing wildfire threat before disaster strikes.   ... read more »
Commissioner Parvenu Passes the Baton to a New Wave of Leaders
August 8, 2019
For the past nine years, the Citizens Redistricting Commission has overseen the drawing of electoral boundaries for the State Senate, Assembly, and State Board of Equalization. The commission was created after the passing of the 2008 Voters FIRST Act that was approved by voters who wanted to create a fair California. ... read more »
Chairwoman Roybal-Allard Statement at DHS Appropriations Hearing on Disaster Recovery
March 15, 2019
House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) led the subcommittee’s hearing today regarding an update on recovery efforts for 2017 and 2018 disasters.  The witness was Federal Emergency Management Agency Acting Administrator Peter Gaynor. ... read more »
Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement at House-Senate Conference Committee on Homeland Security
February 1, 2019
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), the Chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks at a recent meeting of the House-Senate Conference Committee on Homeland Security: ... read more »
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County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs Hosts Recovery Forum for Small Business Owners Impacted by Woolsey, Hill Fires
January 8, 2019
As part of an interagency collaboration, the County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs will host a Small Business Listening Session on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 in the City of Calabasas to solicit input from impacted business owners regarding their post-fire needs and concerns. The business community is also encouraged to attend to explore economic development opportunities. ... read more »
U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES DISASTER DECLARATION FOR LOS ANGELES COUNTY
November 16, 2018
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued a disaster declaration for Los Angeles County that will make low-interest federal disaster loans available to businesses and residents impacted by the Woolsey Fire announced SBA Administrator Linda McMahon. This SBA disaster declaration covers Los Angeles, Butte and Ventura counties as a result of the wildfires that began in California this month. ... read more »
The State Bar of California Issues Fraud Alert, Warns Fire Victims to Watch for and Report Potential Legal Fraud
November 15, 2018
The State Bar of California issued a fraud alert to warn the public to watch out for and report potential fraud in response to the recent fires across the state. (The fraud alert is also available in Spanish and Chinese.) ... read more »
Eligible for the Medicare Special Enrollment Period? Here are 5 Tips for Selecting Health Coverage before the Deadline
December 21, 2017
The federal government has announced a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for people with Medicare impacted by the fires in California and who live (or did live at the time of the disaster) in impacted areas where the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared an emergency or major disaster. ... read more »
Holding Ground in the Hurricane: Remembrance, Reaffirmation and Righteous Struggle
September 7, 2017
It is good, then, that we remember the lessons learned from that great suffering, cold and callous treatment and righteous struggles waged for justice, for rescue, relief and rebuilding for our people as well as others. ... read more »
FEMA to Grant City $1.2 Million to Address Potential Terrorist Attacks 
July 19, 2017
The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced last Thursday that Los Angeles will receive a $1.2 million grant to help it prepare for, prevent and respond to "complex coordinated terrorist attacks." ... read more »
Louisiana flooding victims now struggling with where to live
August 25, 2016
Thousands of people across southern Louisiana were displaced by catastrophic flooding and now struggling with where to live. ... read more »
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