Community Input

Public Meetings

Every year, the City of Los Angeles receives over $100 million from four federal grants to benefit lower-income residents by improving communities with affordable housing, parks, street lighting, services for the homeless, and many other activities.  To receive these grants, the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) prepares a Consolidated Plan to outline the City’s goals over a five-year span as well as a yearly Annual Action Plan (both are called the Con Plan) that details how the City intends to use the grants for the coming year to help it meet its five-year goals.

Community input is an integral part of forming these plans.  While there are federally-imposed limits on what the Con Plan can and cannot fund, all feedback is accepted and useful.  Community needs that cannot be addressed by the Con Plan are compiled and sent on to relevant agencies and Council Offices.

On October 1, 2019, the community joined us at the Los Angeles Trade-Tech Community College (LATTC).  Aspen Hall was packed, and the community voiced their concerns over the lack of affordable housing, the ever-growing problem of homelessness, the lack of economic opportunity in many areas, and the overall quality of our neighborhoods.  Please read the summary report of comments received at this meeting (available as Attachment F of the Report from Mayor (3/17/2020)).

Our Survey is Now Closed

Thank you for taking our survey regarding the Mayor's Proposed Budget for the Federal grant funds for the year beginning July 1, 2020.  In order to meet a deadline for City Council, we had to close the survey on May 5, 2020, instead of on May 15, 2020.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

You can continue to submit your feedback to and it will be included in the report sent to the City Council and with the Con Plan sent to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Please check this page again to keep updated on future digital outreach, including a virtual public meeting.