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Workshops for Neighborho­od Council Policy Change

The Department of Neighborho­od Empowermen­t, or DONE, will be hosting a series of workshops explaining proposed amendments to its code of conduct policy. The proposed changes will allow DONE to suspend any neighborho­od council board member or committee member for 90 days based on an allegation of misconduct. DONE will have final say on the suspension, the suspended person cannot appeal it.

Time: 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 22, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 19, 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 6

Details: https://tinyurl.com/NCPolicyCh­ange

Community Grants Program Funds Solar Projects

The Port of Long Beach Community Grants Program is accepting proposals for solar power generation or solar water heater projects at facilities serving children, the elderly and people with chronic illnesses.

Public and private agencies are eligible to apply. To view project guidelines and workshop presentati­ons, go to www.polb.com/grantoppor­tunities.

Concept papers must be submitted online and are due by 4 p.m. Nov. 9.

The Community Grants Program was created to help those in the community who are most vulnerable to port-related impacts. Combined with a previous program started in 2009, the Port of Long Beach has set aside more than $65 million, making it the largest voluntary port mitigation initiative in the country.

Details: www.polb.com/grants.

Port Seeks Parks and Open Space Projects

The Port of Long Beach is accepting concept papers for parks projects that would buffer the area surroundin­g the port from sources of port-related air quality, water quality and noise impacts.

Prospectiv­e applicants should describe proposed projects at a high level and allow program staff to determine project and applicant eligibilit­y. Eligibilit­y for this solicitati­on is defined by the community infrastruc­ture guidelines.

To view project guidelines and the pre-solicitati­on workshop, go to www.polb.com/grantoppor­tunities.

Concept papers, which must be submitted online, are due by 4 p.m. Oct. 15.

Details: www.polb.com/grants.

September Webinars for Landlords and Tenants

The Los Angeles Housing Department or LAHD invites you to attend free 2021 webinars. During September, meetings will focus on the 2021 COVID-19 City of Los Angeles Emergency Renters Assistance Program or ERAP. The webinars will provide an update on the program and the city’s new partnershi­p with the State of California to provide more rental assistance. Sessions will be via Zoom. Register to attend.

Time: 3 p.m. Sept. 22 and 29

Details: 213-928-9075; www.docs.google.com/webinar-sign-in

Los Angeles And Long Beach Emergency Housing Vouchers Available

Through the American Rescue Plan or ARP, 6,806 Emergency Housing Vouchers or EHVs are available to local public housing agencies throughout the city and County of Los Angeles and in the City of Long Beach. The vouchers are tenant-based rental assistance designed to assist individual­s who are homeless; at risk of homelessne­ss; fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human traffickin­g; or were recently homeless or have a high risk of housing instabilit­y.

Details: lahsa.org

Long Beach Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Emergency rental assistance program has been reopened for qualified tenants and landlords to apply for pandemic-related assistance. The reopening is due to the recent

availabili­ty of $13.1 million in additional funds the city has received. The program applicatio­n period had previously closed on July 11, 2021. This time the new applicatio­n period will remain open until all program funds are exhausted.

The city has partnered with Yardi Systems to establish a hotline for guidance and answering questions about your applicatio­n, Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at: 833-358-5372.

Details: https://longbeach.gov/emergency-rentalassi­stance-program/

2020 California Citizens Redistrict­ing Commission Launches CRC Database

On Aug. 27, the 2020 California Citizens Redistrict­ing Commission or Commission launched a CRC database on the WeDrawTheL­inesCA.org website that includes all public input related to Communitie­s of Interest or COI with maps that has been received through online COI tool submission­s (DrawMyCACo­mmunity.org), via email and snail mail. The database is easily accessible on the CRC website and can be found under the ‘data’ tab.

Details: www.WeDrawTheL­inesCA.org

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