Inglewood Foreclosure Prevention and Homeownership Fair on December 4th


Saturday, December 4, 2010 (9 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
The Tabernacle
321 N. Eucalyptus Ave.
Inglewood, CA 90302

Foreclosure Prevention and Homeownership fairs are held in large community meeting places so that many families can be served comfortably. HELP & HOPE is the theme for our fairs – HELP families in financial distress to avoid foreclosure. Give HOPE to families who dream of purchasing a home.

During the fair, families in mortgage distress can discuss their case in confidence with a HUD certified counselor and/or an attorney. In certain instances, a family may be able to speak with their lender directly (American Home Mortgage Finance, Bank of America, Carrington, JP Morgan Chase, CitiMortgage, GMAC, HSBC, OneWest Bank, PNC Mortgage, Saxon and US Bank are confirmed to attend). Families should be prepared for the meeting by bringing their mortgage statement(s) and monthly budget. For families interested in realizing their dream of homeownership, there will be a 45 minute Home Buyer orientation regarding: the home buying process, down payment assistance, how to shop for the “right” home and much more.

These fairs are free of charge. You may sign up for this fair by calling 888-895-2647. To sign up for a fair, please make sure to include your name, address, phone number and fair date in your email.

Those who would like to speak with their lender and/or a counselor must bring the documents listed here. Check here for the Spanish version. Related document may be found at our Center for Foreclosure Solutions Downloadable Forms page.

Please click on the Foreclosure Prevention & Homeownership Fair Schedule to see upcoming fairs and locations for 2010.

Op-Ed: Scrutiny Will Keep MTA Finances On Correct Path


By Mark Ridley-Thomas, November 15, 2010

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s money must be carefully watched. With literally billions of public dollars flowing through Metro’s fingers, the need for careful financial controls, and for fairness in Metro contracting, is greater than ever before.

Sensing intolerable traffic congestion, mounting concerns for global air quality and renewed interest in urban living, a unique coalition of business, labor and public sector voices joined with the electorate to sponsor and fund Measure R.

This half-cent-per-dollar sales tax is dedicated exclusively to transportation. Under Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s “30/10” initiative to build 30 years of rail and highway improvements in 10 years, the critical path is now implementation, and a crucial element on that path will be Metro’s ability to manage its financial affairs.


Applications Open For Grants For Nonprofit Arts Organizations To Hire Summer Interns

Deadline to apply is December 15 – Free workshop scheduled November 18

Funding for non-profit arts organizations to hire college undergraduate interns in summer 2011 is available from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. The guidelines, application and application instructions for the Arts Internship Program are now available on the Arts commission’s Web site. Visit or go to and click on “Internships.”

The program is for Los Angeles County-based nonprofit performing, presenting (including film and media organizations with a presenting program), arts service and literary arts organizations that are interested in mentoring an undergraduate college student for ten weeks during summer 2011. Grants of $2,500 to $3,500, depending on organizational budget size, to be used to pay interns are awarded to successful applicant organizations. To support the internships, Los Angeles County, through its Arts Commission, will give grants totaling $250,000 to approximately 75 arts organizations throughout the County. The deadline to submit an application is Wednesday, December 15, 2010.

A free application workshop will be held on Thursday, November 18 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Arts Commission offices, 1055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800, in downtown Los Angeles. To sign up for the workshop please visit or go to, then click on “Internships.”

Organizations interested in this program should review the guidelines before beginning an application and be aware of the following:

Only nonprofit arts organizations that possess 501(c)(3) status and are not part of a college or university are eligible for the program, including municipal arts agencies and municipal performing arts organizations.

Each organization may request only one full-time intern.

Organizations with budgets over $1.5 million are required to provide a cash match of $500.

Organizations with budgets greater than $4 million are required to provide a cash match of $1,000.

The purpose of the County’s program is to provide undergraduate students with meaningful on-the-job training and experience in working in nonprofit arts organizations, while assisting arts organizations to develop future arts leaders.

Join Supervisor Ridley-Thomas' HomeWalk Team to End Homelessness

HomeWalk 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010
7:00 A.M. Registration 9:00 A.M. Walk Begins
Register at or call 1-888-2-HELP-LA

The Empowerment Congress, constituents, Second District staff, families, friends and co-workers, are all invited and encouraged to participate.


VIDEO: Ridley-Thomas Hosts Forum Highlighting Construction Job and Contracting Opportunities at the New MLK Medical Center

Over 400 people joined Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas this week at a Small Business Forum which addressed opportunities for Small Business Enterprises (SBE) and local workers to secure work on the Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Medical Center Replacement projects.

Forty-five exhibitors, including the four finalists for the design-build contracts, were present. Representatives from the Los Angeles World Airports and Metropolitan Water District were also present to share other job opportunities. The forum connected SBEs and local workers with resources including bonding, access to capital, certification, technical assistance, and contractor training.

Last week, Ridley-Thomas led an effort before the Board of Supervisors to establish a local worker hiring policy and small business enterprise program for both projects at the new MLK medical center.