Resources

This Community Resource Directory has been created by Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative to provide individuals and organizations with useful tools, resources and information to help strengthen their efforts in building healthy, vibrant communities. This list is not intended to be definitive, but rather serve as a starting point for acquiring additional information.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this directory however entities should be contacted directly for current information.

Updated June 2014

  • Affordable Housing

    California Housing Consortium
    The statewide 'big tent' housing advocacy organization representing the development, building, financial, and public sectors united in a non-partisan effort to advance affordable housing and community development across California.
    30141 Agoura Road, Suite 205
    Agoura Hills, CA  91301
    Phone: 818-735-9551
    Fax: 818-735-7348
    Website: http://www.calhsng.org
    Email: info@calhsng.org

    California Housing Partnership Corporation
    Assists nonprofit and government housing agencies to create, acquire and preserve affordable housing for lower income households, while providing leadership on housing preservation policy and funding.
    369 Pine Street, Suite 300
    San Francisco, CA  94104
    Phone: (415) 433-6804
    Fax: (415) 433-6805
    Website: http://www.chpc.net

  • Business Assistance

    Community Development Commission of the County of Los Angeles
    Build Better Lives and Better Neighborhoods
    700 West Main Street,
    Alhambra, CA  91801
    Phone: (626) 262-4511
    Website: http://www3.lacdc.org/CDCWebsite/Default.aspx

    Los Angeles Works
    Mayor's Office of Economic and Workforce Development
    200 North Spring Street
    Los Angeles, CA  90012
    Phone: (213) 978-0781
    Website: http://www.losangelesworks.org/index.cfm
    Email: jobs@lacity.org

  • Community Health / Healthy Food Resources

    Healthy City
    Healthy City is an information and action resource that unites community voices, rigorous research and innovative technologies to solve the root causes of social inequity.
    Advancement Project
    1910 West Sunset Blvd. Suite 500
    Los Angeles, CA  90026
    Website: http://www.healthycity.org/

    Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
    To protect health, prevent disease and promote heath and well-being.
    Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
    500 W. Temple Street
    Los Angeles, CA  90012
    Website: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/
    Email: phinfo@ph.lacounty.gov

    Los Angeles Food Policy Council
    Collective impact initiative, working to make Southern California a Good Food region for everyone — where food is healthy, affordable, fair and sustainable
    200 N. Spring Street, M125
    Los Angeles, CA  90012
    Website: http://goodfoodla.org/
    Email: info@goodfoodla.org

  • Environmental Resources / Urban Greening

    American Institute of Architects
    Based in Washington, D.C., the AIA has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals and allied partners since 1857
    1735 New York Ave., NW
    Washington, DC, 20006-5292
    Phone: (800) AIA-3837
    Website: http://www.aia.org/index.htm
    Email: infocentral@aia.org

    Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
    The LADWP, the largest municipal water and power utility in the nation, was established more than 100 years ago to deliver reliable, safe water and electricity to 3.8 million residents and businesses in Los Angeles.
    PO Box 51111
    Los Angeles, CA  90051-0100
    Phone: (800) DIAL DWP
    Website: https://www.ladwp.com

    Los Angeles Department of Water and Power – Go Green
    PO Box 51111
    Los Angeles, CA  90051-0100
    Phone: (800) DIAL-DWP
    Website: https://www.ladwp.com/ladwp/faces/ladwp/residential/r-gogreen?_adf.ctrl-state=7549inyhw_4&_afrLoop=32093063211335

    Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
    A consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 18 million people in parts of Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties.
    700 N. Alameda Street
    Los Angeles, CA  90012
    Phone: (213) 217-6000
    Website: http://www.mwdh2o.com/

    The Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants
    Focuses on promoting and restoring California landscapes and habitats, propagating and making available California native plants and wildflowers, and educating and acquiring knowledge about California flora and natural history.
    10459 Tuxford Street
    Sun Valley, CA  91352
    Phone: (818) 768-1802
    Website: http://theodorepayne.org/
    Email: info@theodorepayne.org

  • Fundraising

    La Pintoresca Branch – Foundation Center
    Features a Foundation Directory Online to research grants and grantmakers
    1355 North Raymond Avenue
    Pasadena, CA  91103
    Phone: (626) 744-7268
    Website: http://www.cityofpasadena.net/library/about_the_library/la_pintoresca_branch/

    The Grantsmanship Center
    Get funding. Create change.
    350 South Bixel St., Suite 110
    Los Angeles, CA  90017
    Phone: (213) 482-9860
    Website: http://www.tgci.com/
    Email: tgci@tgci.com

  • Historic Preservation

    California State Parks Office of Historic Preservation
    Responsible for administering federally and state mandated historic preservation programs to further the identification, evaluation, registration and protection of California's irreplaceable archaeological and historical resources
    1416 9th Street
    Sacramento, CA  95814
    Phone: (916) 445-7000
    Website: http://www.ohp.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=1054
    Email: calshpo@parks.ca.gov

    Los Angeles Conservancy
    A nonprofit membership organization that works through education and advocacy to recognize, preserve and revitalize the historic architectural and cultural resources of Los Angeles County.
    523 W. Sixth St., Suite 826
    Los Angeles, CA  90014
    Phone: (213) 623-2489
    Website: https://www.laconservancy.org/
    Email: info@laconservancy.org

  • Public Safety

    Gang Alternatives Program
    A nonprofit organization working toward eliminating the base of gang membership by having a generation of young people say "No" to gangs and "Yes” to positive lifestyle choices
    P.O. Box 408
    San Pedro, CA  90733
    Phone: (310) 519-7233
    Website: http://www.gangfree.org/index.html
    Email: contact@gangfree.org

    Homeboy Industries
    Assists at-risk and former gang involved youth to become contributing members of our community through a variety of services in response to their multiple needs
    130 W. Bruno Street
    Los Angeles, CA  90012
    Phone: (323) 526-1254
    Website: http://homeboyindustries.org/
    Email: info@homeboyindustries.org

  • Transportation Resources

    LADOT DASH
    DASH provides frequent, inexpensive and convenient bus service in downtown Los Angeles and in 27 neighborhoods all across the City of Los Angeles.
    Phone: (213) 808-2273
    Website: http://www.ladottransit.com/dash/

    Metro
    Metro serves as transportation planner and coordinator, designer, builder and operator for one of the country’s largest, most populous counties.
    1 Gateway Plaza
    Los Angeles, CA  90012
    Website: http://www.metro.net/

  • Los Angeles City Departments

    3-1-1, One Call to City Hall
    Gives Los Angeles residents and businesses easy access information to over 1,400 City services.
    3-1-1 is also available by calling (213) 978-3231.
    Callers within Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties can call 1-866-4LACITY (1-866-452-2489), toll-free.
    Phone: 3-1-1