October 11, 2018
President's Message
Warm greetings Highland Park and NELA neighbors!

I am filled with joy as I write to you today, because despite the dilemmas and injustices we encounter and learn about every day, I remain grateful to be alive and in the position of service to the community and city I love—that we ALL love. Gratefulness for simply breathing is enough to fill us with purpose and strength to carry out our days as best as we can. October reminds me that 2019 is nearing (and the Christmas trees and decorations in department stores are also a subtle reminder) and that these last three months are days of gratefulness for the fact we have survived, in one way or another, another year, that we have memories of another year, and that a year of new beginnings is soon approaching. READ MORE
HHPNC Committee Meeting
HHPNC Family, Youth & Education
Committee Meeting
Monday, October 15, 2018

Arroyo Seco Public Library
6145 N. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90042

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LA Sanitation & Environment Roadshow
Cross Cultural Expressions Now Showing at Biscailuz Gallery
Free Car & Child Safety Event - Oct. 13th
Archaeology Days - Oct. 13
November 2018 Election Forum - Oct. 13th
Discussion on
  • Charter Amendment B, which would pave the way for a public bank in the City of Los Angeles; and
  • Measure W, which would facilitate storm water capture in Los Angeles County

October 13, 2018 at 1pm - 4pm
Holman United Methodist Church
3320 W Adams Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90018
United States
Free Citizenship Workshop - Oct. 13th
  • October 13th, 2018, 3pm-5pm | 13 de octubre 2018, 3pm-5pm
  • Cypress Park Branch Library, 1150 Cypress Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90065 .   
  • Ferias Legales, Greater Cypress Park Neighborhood Council and Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council present "Naturalize Now: Free Citizenship Clinic" | Ferias Legales, Greater Cypress Park Neighborhood Council y Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council presentan "Naturalizase Ahora: Clinica Gratuita de Ciudadania"
  • This first installment of the #NELearn 2018-2019 Community Learning Series is focused on helping our immigrant community. To RSVP early, please email jamie.tijerina@highlandparknc.com . | El primero de una serie de talleres #NELearn 2018-2019 esta enfocado en ayudar nuestra comunidad de inmigrantes. Para su RSVP, mande un mensaje al por correo electronico a jamie.tijerina@highlandparknc.com
USC's Kazan Taiko - Oct. 13th
Free Movie Screening - Oct. 13th
LA River Community Workshop - Oct. 13th
Documentary: Chavela - Oct. 19th
Friday, October 19, 2018 at 6 PM – 9 PM
This film chronicles the life of pioneering singer Chavela Vargas, from her birth in Costa Rica in 1919 to her death in Mexico in 2012. Music by Voz Bohemia will open the night. Guest speaker: Daresha Kyi, co-producer and co-director

LAPD Open House & Resource Fair - Oct 20th
Puppets in the Park - Oct. 21st
Education Summit - Oct. 23rd
Festival - November 2nd
One Degree
One Degree, is a technology-driven nonprofit organization that helps low-income families access the resources they need to achieve social and economic mobility, and ultimately, improve their lives. Visit the website
Lava Mae Brings Critical Services to the Streets
Showers for the Homeless. See Details below
News from the City of LA
6 Steps to Applying for Urban Agricultural Incentives

Do you have a vacant property that you want to turn into an urban farm or garden? Applications for the City’s Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone (UAIZ) Program close on October 15!

Visit  http://bit.ly/UrbanAgLA  to learn more about UAIZ’s in Los Angeles.
City of LA First Time Homebuyer Programs
The Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) is pleased to announce that the City Council and Mayor have approved an additional allocation of $2 million for the Moderate Income Purchase Assistance (MIPA) Homeownership Program, which provides a “silent second” loan of up to $60,000 for down payment, closing costs, and acquisition financing.

They also announced key updates to the Low Income Purchase Assistance (LIPA) (Photo Credit: Google)
Homeownership Program, which increased the maximum loan limit from up to $60,000 to $90,000.

For more information on the MIPA, LIPA, and MCC program features and requirements, please refer to the attached program flyers. You may also contact HCIDLA’s Homeownership Unit General Line at (213) 808-8800 or visit HCIDLA's website at  http://hcidla.lacity.org/homebuyers.
Library Events - October 2018
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