Community Services Plan

Three-year-old Saria Amaya waits with her mother after receiving shoes and school supplies during a charity event in October to help more than 4,000 underprivileged children at the Fred Jordan Mission in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Three-year-old Saria Amaya waits with her mother after receiving shoes and school supplies during a charity event in October to help more than 4,000 underprivileged children at the Fred Jordan Mission in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles.
(Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

We receive funding to provide services to help poor families in the city.  This anti-poverty grant, called the Community Services Block Grant, is used by our FamilySource Centers to assist families and their children with increasing family income and improving the performance of kids in school.

Collecting Public Comments on Draft Community Action Plan for 2018-2019

HCIDLA has drafted a Community Action Plan (CAP) for 2018 and 2019 describing the City’s plans for delivering CSBG services over the next two years.  The Plan identifies and assesses poverty-related needs and resources in the community and establishes a plan, including goals and priorities, for delivering services to individuals and families most affected by poverty. 

CSBG funds may be used to support activities that assist low-income families and individuals, homeless families and individuals, migrant or seasonal farm workers, and elderly low-income individuals and families by removing obstacles and solving problems that block their achieving self‐sufficiency. CSBG funds are limited and need to be prioritized and targeted to provide the most benefit to the most people.  We are preparing the plan to submit to our Community Action Board for approval and want to get public input on the plan to ensure community needs will be appropriately met.

Please submit any questions and feedback about the proposed Plan to curtis.watts@lacity.org by May 10.

A copy of the plan is available for review at the HCIDLA Public Counter at 1200 W. 7th St., 1st Floor.

2016-2017 Community Services Plan

The plan talks about what we’re planning for services during 2016 and 2017.

2015 Community Survey Results

In preparing our plan, we worked with California State University Northridge to survey customers at FamilySource Centers to identify and assess the needs of those in poverty the community.  You can also see some of the charts of data from the needs assessment survey.

2015 Map of Low Income concentrations in Los Angeles

This is a map of the city showing where low-income families are concentrated in the city, according to the US Census.

2014-2015 Community Services Plan

This plan talks about what our plan for services during 2014 and 2015.