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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.