Mayor's Office

South Los Angeles Newsletter

Senior Meal Emergency Response program

  • Proud to announce the second phase of our Senior Meal Emergency Response program. With new funding from the State and FEMA, we’re expanding our work to feed seniors and putting laid-off workers back to work. We’re working with the hospitality and restaurant industry to make the meals, and taxi cab drivers to deliver them. Seniors in need of meals can call 213-263-5226 or visit

Skid Row Testing Center

  • Our LAFD launched a new high capacity testing site in Skid Row to offer free access to COVID-19 testing for residents who walk up or who are referred by street outreach teams. Our police and fire teams are also partnering with Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority and County of Los Angeles, nurses and case managers to provide wellness checks, screening for COVID-19 symptoms, and support to move indoors. To connect homeless Angelenos with a LAHSA outreach worker, please use

Tenant Resources and Sample Letter

  • While we remain Safer at Home, renters and landlords are hurting and making new sacrifices during this crisis. If you are a tenant and can't pay rent due to COVID-19, our team is here to help. Know your rights, notify your landlord and if you can, work together to make a repayment plan.

  • Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department is ready to assist all Angelenos with a sample letter available in 7 languages to notify your landlord that you’ve been economically impacted by COVID-19.

Time-Sensitive: U.S. Chamber's Save Small Business Fund NOW OPEN

The Save Small Business Fund, a grantmaking initiative by the US Chamber Foundation and funded by contributions from corporate and philanthropic partners, is providing $5,000 in short-term relief to employers across the United States. These one-time supplemental cash grants of $5,000 will be awarded weekly, but you need only apply once. All you need to apply is your W-9.


  • Businesses must have between three and 20 employees

  • Operate in an economically vulnerable community (bottom 80% of zip codes in the country). Check your zip here

  • Have been harmed financially by the COVID-19 pandemic

The grant application will go live on Monday, April 20 at 12:00 PM PT / I:00 PM MT / 9:00 AM Hawaii. To learn more about the Save Small Business Fund and to apply for a grant, visit

Click for our Access to Capital Resource Guide for more grant & loan opportunities


Florence Firestone Community Center

7807 South Compton Ave. Compton, CA 90001 (323) 586.6502

Distributions Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday from 9am-3pm. By appointment only

Normandie Community Church

3801 S. Normandie St. Los Angeles, CA 90037 (323) 731-7787

Distribution every 4th Saturday of the month until supplies last. Must provide Picture ID.

All Peoples Community Center

822 East 20th St. Los Angeles, CA 90011 (213) 747-6357

Fridays 9:30am-1pm. Must be local resident Must provide picture I.D, and proof of income.

Praise Chapel Florence Community Church

1750 East Florence Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90001 (626) 483-5728

Wednesday from 9am-10:30am

Presentation of Mary Catholic

6406 Parmelee Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90001 (323) 585-0570

Distribution is every Saturday of the month 7:30am - 8:30am. Please call to verify distribution.

Bethel Unspeakable Joy Christian Church

8724 South Central Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90002 (323) 585-5939

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month 8am-10pm 6

New Direction Community Program

8200 South Western Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90047 (323) 291-0035

Every 2nd Saturday of the month 1:30pm until supplies last

Shields for Families Social Service Agency

11705 Deputy Yamamoto Pl. Lynwood, CA 90262 (323) 242-5000

Distribution 10am-2pm. Arrive early

E.E.D.C.C Keeping Konnected Inc.

2400 West Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90008 (323) 880-6650

Distribution every 3rd Saturday of the month 10am until supplies last. No requirements

Central Neighborhood Health Foundation

2614 South Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90007 (323) 234-5000

Distribution every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 12pm. Only the first 100 people will be served

Hurting and Hungry

915 West Manchester Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90044 (213) 268-3082

Friday from 10am-2pm. Must schedule an appointment

Central City Neighborhood Partners

501 South Bixel St. Los Angeles, CA 90017 (213) 482-8618 Thursdays from 9am-1pm

First come first serve



CALIFORNIA CASTLE is on a mission to help those in need of housing by providing safe, affordable housing. They have been partnering with government and non-profit organizations and currently have beds available! California Castle properties are designed with an open concept to facilitate freedom and comfort. Eliminating hurdles and obstacles in the application process is what makes California Castle Properties the best housing solution.

  • Flexible monthly leasing options

  • No deposit

  • No credit check

  • Third-party pay & benefits accepted

  • Simple move-out procedures

South LA Property *Shared Housing

900 West 76th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90044

Agency Reference: California Castle Properties

Contact Name: Leasing Agent

Contact Phone: (562) 353-8452

Contact Email:

Languages Spoken: English, Russian

Case Manager Referral Required?: No

Appointment Required?: Yes

Walk In Okay?: No

Program Description: California Castle is at the forefront of change for communal living. By year 2030 its anticipated many of us will change the way we live. Communal living is a solution for those who are interested in social living, whilst also catering to those on welfare and depend on government assistance for survival. Not only does it re-enter many into the financial stability, but also creates a social environment where people help each other succeed.

Genders Served: Men, Women, TransgenderS

pecial Populations Served: Chronically Homeless, Domestic Violence, Formerly Incarcerated, People Living with HIV/AIDS, Seniors, Substance Misuse, Veterans

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday: 9AM – 8PM Saturday: 10AM – 8PM Sunday: 10AM – 8PM

House Type: Roommate

Housing City: Los Angeles

Bedrooms: Single, bachelor or studio, 1 bedroom

Bathrooms: Shared bathroom

Deposit Amount: $0.00

Rent Amount: $600.00

Additional Details: Laundry facility on-site, Refrigerator, Shared kitchen, Stove, Street Parking, Utilities included (gas, electric and water), Free Wi-Fi, Fully Furnished.

Public Transportation Accessible: Yes

Application Requirements: Background check

Application Fee?: No

Income Requirements: No

Workforce Development, Aging & Community Services

Critical delivery information is now available in Spanish

Amistad Plaza

6050 South Western Avenue

Los Angeles CA 90047

Amistad Plaza consists of 1,2 and 3 bedroom apartment homes. Section 8 accepted.

Mail application to:

Amistad Plaza

6050 South Western Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90047

Phone: 323.752.5686

Download application here

2020 USC Good Neighbors

Covid-19 Grant Update

Good Neighbors has been a cornerstone of USC's community engagement for over 25 years. Now, more than ever, our neighborhood nonprofits and schools are on the front line providing essential human services during this crisis while also experiencing significant financial challenges. We are pleased to announce the Good Neighbors grant application is being re-opened and will provide $1.3 million in critical Covid-19 non-profit support funding to serve our most vulnerable neighbors.

Grant application deadline is Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (PST).

Click HERE to access the online grant application.

About the USC Good Neighbors Grant Program

The mission of USC Good Neighbors is to support collaborative efforts that serve the neighborhoods surrounding the University Park and Health Sciences campuses. Proposed grant programs must meet one or more university-community funding priorities:

  • Education

  • Food access

  • Health

  • Mental health

  • Public safety

  • Services for unhoused individuals

  • Small business development

  • Workforce training

If you have any questions, please contact

Mayor's Order

  • Worker Protection Order:

    • We are very excited to announce an Emergency Order that puts employee safety first! For essential, nonmedical workers, employees of essential businesses are required to wear cloth mouth coverings over their noses and mouths while at work; Employers are required to provide the masks to their workers or reimburse their employees for the purchase; Employees must have access to a clean and sanitized restroom with access to cleansing supplies; Employers must allow employees to wash their hands every 30 minutes; We are also encouraging businesses to put up plexiglass to shield their workers; Customers who enter essential businesses are required to cover their faces or the businesses can refuse entrance. This order took effect Friday, April 10 at 12am

  • RAPID MOBILE TESTING TEAM: From now until until this crisis ends, the City will deploy a rapid response testing team to facilities who house the elderly, chronically ill or debilitated; nursing homes; skilled nursing and assisted living facilities; respiratory hospitals; where there is a symptomatic resident or confirmed COVID-19 employees or residents at the facility, we will send people to test.

  • OVERFLOW TRASH PICK UP FOR FREE: Temporarily offer free extra collection in those black or blue bins on your regularly scheduled collection days: HERE'S HOW: Meet the drivers at the curb, after they empty the bin, you can add more to it and they will empty that as well; Starts Monday til Safer at Home order is lifted; Call 1-800-773-2489 -- to call sanitation or call 311 during the workweek.

  • EMERGENCY SENIOR MEALS RESPONSE: We will deliver twice as many meals a week to each senior we serve and to more than double the number of seniors that we are helping during this crisis. The only requirements to participate in this program is to be (1) a person of 60 years or older and (2) live in the City of Los Angeles. For seniors interested in participating, please call 213-263-5226, between 9-5 pm. Operators are available to answer calls in English and Spanish, other languages will receive a call back. Seniors and their caregivers can also sign up for the program online by visiting

Tax Deadline Extended

The deadline to file your taxes has been extended to July 15, to provide more flexibility for Americans during this crisis. And the deadline change won’t impact your ability to get a stimulus check.

Click here for free tax prep.

Community Resources

Resources by Zip Code

  • Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic:

Cal Fresh Program

  • Great news! The state of California has authorized an emergency CalFresh benefit allotment for eligible households. Emergency CalFresh benefits for March will be issued on Sunday, April 12 and for April on Sunday, May 10. You may check your benefit balance online at or on the DPSS Mobile App.

Small Business Resources

Small Business Microloan Program:

  • In light of the sweeping impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on our small business community, the City of Los Angeles has responded swiftly and decisively to support our local, community businesses. The newly established Small Business Emergency Microloan Program now provides financing needed to strengthen small business enterprises in this time of acute need that have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Review the Reliance Tool Kit for Los Angeles Business and apply today.

  • Additionally, Mayor Eric Garcetti ordered a moratorium on commercial evictions of tenants unable to pay rent due to circumstances related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. A provision in the order gives eligible tenants up to three months following the expiration of the local emergency period to repay any back due rent. Read More

LA Care Corps:

  • Small Business Assistance: Providing small businesses technical support they need to apply for federal loans and assistance; These are competitive loans so we need to do better than other parts of the country; LA Cares Corps will help apply for the loans, which one is best, and how they apply at the City, State, and County level; for more info, please visit:

Due to COVID-19, many of you have had to shift your census operations from in-person to digital and social media. The Mayor's Census 2020 Initiative team is here to help! You can access digital flyers, posters, social media tips, and other materials from our outreach toolkit and social media toolkit at

All Angelenos should wear face coverings like scarves, bandanas or other cloth to help slow the spread of COVID-19. N95 and other medical-grade masks are reserved for medical workers.

-Mayor Eric Garcetti

Housing Resources

  • Effective immediately Mayor Garcetti announced a temporary moratorium on evictions for residential LA renters due to circumstances related to the coronavirus epidemic.

  • These circumstances include loss of income related to workplace closure, child care expenditures due to school closures, healthcare expenses related to being ill with COVID-19 or caring for a member of the tenet's household who is ill with COVID-19, or reasonable expenditures that stem from government-ordered emergency measures.

  • This does not mean that the tenant will not still be obligated to pay lawfully charged rent. Tenants will have up to six months following the expiration of the local emergency period to repay any back due rent. Tenets may use the protections afforded in the Mayor's executive order as defense in an unlawful detainer action.

Ellis Act (Tenant Housing):

  • Residential tenants in the City of Los Angeles may not be evicted during the declared local emergency in the City of Los Angeles if the eviction is a “no-fault eviction” and any member of the household is ill, in isolation, or under quarantine.

  • No party in the City of Los Angeles may remove occupied residential units from the rental market under the Ellis Act while this Order is in effect. Tenancies may not be terminated under the Ellis Act until 60 days after the expiration of this Order. Housing Department

  • Rental & Tenant Protections

  • On Monday, the Mayor signed ordinance passed by City Council on Friday to implement the Emergency Eviction Moratorium for commercial & residential rentals. Since language passed by Council is nearly identical to Mayor’s earlier order, Mayor will withdraw that order to avoid confusion. Council approved 12 months for residential tenants to pay rent owed and approved 3 months for commercial tenants.

  • The Housing + Community Investment Department (HCID) now has an eviction moratorium FAQ live on their website.

  • Complaints will be assigned to a Housing Investigator, who will investigate the tenant’s claim and advise the landlord and tenant of their findings.

  • Visit

Domestic Violence Resources

  • LA City - Text 9-1-1

      • Mobile users in LA now have the ability to send text messages to 911, giving hearing and speech impaired residents, or those in situations where it is too dangerous to dial 911, a potentially life-saving option.

  • LA County Department of Public Health: Domestic Violence Council (3/26/2020)

    • Intimate Partner Service Providers, including Shelters, Legal and Support Services, remain available remotely for those in need. See a comprehensive and up-to-date list here.

    • Refer to the Reaching Out Booklet for more resources. You can download additional languages of Reaching Out at the link.

    • If you need to locate a Domestic Violence Shelter, please call the DV Hotline at (800) 978-3600 or through 2-1-1.

    • Download a list of LA County Domestic Violence Shelter 24-hour Hotlines (PDF) .

1-800-978-3600 hotline operated by the LA County Department of Public Social Services.

The COVID-19 emergency orders can create concern for victims and survivors of domestic violence. When survivors are forced to stay in the home or proximity of their abuser, it can create circumstances where their safety is compromised, and they may need to alter their safety plan. If you or a loved one are in need of support, call the National DV Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22522 anytime, 24/7, for free and confidential support. You are not alone.


  • Starting today we will open testing to all County residents through our portal & with the County, will be opening up 2 more sites in the County and one more in LA City, which will be a walk-up site. All are accessible through our portal, with same eligibility requirements:

Frequently Asked Questions on Coronavirus Testing

Nonprofit Directory

Mayor Garcetti has announced the official launch of the new Nonprofit Directory. If you are a nonprofit that needs volunteers to support essential services and would like to be added to our new Nonprofit Directory, please visit and click on the “Nonprofit Directory” tab in the header. From there, go to “About” then “Getting Started.” You will then be prompted with instructions on how to register your agency. Please note this is for nonprofits that need volunteers and you will be prompted to input your EIN. For questions please email

These most critical services continue to be provided on a daily basis:

  • Trash is collected seven days a week

  • Sewers and catch basins are being maintained and cleared

  • Street lights are repaired to ensure illuminated streets

  • Copper wire theft incidents are being repaired

  • Alleged violations of paid sick leave and minimum wage are investigated and resolved

  • Project Labor Agreement (PLA) covered construction projects continue to hire local residents, including apprentices and transitional workers

  • Proposition HHH-PLA covered affordable housing construction projects remain on schedule

  • Construction workers continue to be restituted with entitled prevailing wages

  • Utility companies continue to construct and maintain their systems in city streets

  • Street sweepers keep their routes and work around parked vehicles

  • A Bridge Home shelters are being built on schedule

  • Trees are being trimmed

  • Streets are being resurfaced and sidewalks repaired for safe passage

  • Graffiti removal continues


  • DASH busses are now free; Metro is asking all passengers to board busses through the back in order to keep drivers safe; if a passenger needs to board through the front due to mobility issues, they may still do so.


Services for older adults

  • City of Los Angeles Dept. of Rec & Parks – Slauson Senior Center

    • Website:

    • (323) 846-5392

    • 1657 E. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90002

    • Mon-Fri 10:30am- 12:30 pm

    • Lunch P/U

    • $2 suggested, 65+

  • City of Los Angeles Dept. of Rec & Parks – Watts Senior Center

    • Website:

    • (323) 564-9440

    • 1657 E. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90002

    • Mon-Fri 10:30am- 12:30 pm

    • Lunch P/U

    • $2 suggested, 65+

Transportation for people 62+ and Disabilities

  • City of Lynwood Rec & Community Services – Senior Center

    • Website:

    • (310) 886-0425

    • 11329 Ernestine Ave., Lynwood CA 90262

    • Mon-Fri 11:15am-12pm

    • Lunch meal P/U

    • $2.50 suggested, 65+

Home Delivered meals for people homebound due to Age, Disability, or Illness

  • St. Vincent Senior Citizen Nutrition Program Inc.

    • Website:

    • (213) 484-7775

    • 2302 Miramar St., Los Angeles, CA 50057

    • Business as usual, Still delivering like normal

    • (Was already a Meals on Wheels delivery program)

Services for older adults (60+), Transportation, Health Edu, Nutrition Programs

  • Watts Labor Community Action Committee – Estelle Van Meter Center

    • Website:

    • (323) 305-1711

    • 7600 E. Avalon Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90003

    • Mon-Fri 24 Hour

    • $2 suggested, 60+

    • Switched over to meals on wheels if they were receiving dine-in meals at center, will not be turned away

  • Watts Labor Community Action Committee- Bradley Multipurpose Senior Center

    • Website:

    • (323) 563-5639

    • 10957 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90059

    • Mon-Fri 24 Hour

    • $2 suggested, 60+

    • Switched over to meals on wheels if they were receiving dine-in meals at center

Winter Shelters

The following Winter Shelter Programs will be extended past March 31, 2020.

  • Bryant Temple AME (women's shelter), 2514 W. Vernon Ave., 90047 Open until September 30, 2020

  • Home at Last (men's shelter), 5171 S. Vermont Ave., 90037 Open until September 30, 2020

  • Home at Last (women's shelter), 5108 S. Central Ave., 90011 Open until September 30, 2020

  • Home at Last (women's shelter), 5100 S. Central Ave., 90011 Open until September 30, 2020

View the Winter Shelter Program Guide in English here (and Spanish here) for shelter numbers, locations, and transportation pick-up spots.


  • Effective Wednesday, March 18, all Geographic Area front desks and detective desks shall close to the public until further notice. Instead of going to your local area station, we are asking the public to use unique email addresses assigned to each of our 21 area front desks. Those emails will be monitored 24/7 and routed to the proper channels.

  • There will be exceptions to the closures for specific business that requires an in-person meeting including, but not limited to: vehicle/property release, child custody exchanges, attorney visitation (with an individual in custody), bail/bond releases. A complete list of the unique email addresses can be found here.

  • For Southeast LA residents, the following are LAPD email addresses that you can use to make reports:;; Click here for more info.

Southeast L.A. Community Resources

Our goal is to create a comprehensive community resource guide. If you have any resources or services you'd like to share, please submit them here.

Non-Profit Information Form

Any information you can share about what your agency is doing in response to COVID-19, what your potential needs for in-kind donations, and volunteer opportunities would be greatly appreciated. To let us know, click here.


  • CARECEN temporarily closed its doors today. Current clients can call 213-385-7800 ext.136 if they need more information. Here is the post: CARECEN

At this time, the City of Los Angeles is not implementing in-the-field volunteers in response to COVID-19. However, we recognize that many people will want to help if such a need arises. The purpose of this form is to collect the contact information of prospective volunteers so that we can take action swiftly if the need arise. We will also use this information to help connect people to nonprofits and other agencies in need of volunteers. Click here to sign up.