VIDEO: Supervisor Ridley-Thomas Honors Susan Burton and 'A New Way of Life'

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas today honored Susan Burton for her years of work helping Los Angeles County women rebuild their lives after incarceration. Ms. Burton, who founded A New Way of Life Reentry Project after her own struggles with substance abuse and incarceration, was one of ten finalists for this year’s CNN Heroes Award.


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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.

Help Us End Homelessness Now!

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

Los Angeles County has 45,000 homeless people, with almost 39% residing in the Second District. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas has made ending and preventing homelessness in Los Angeles County and the Second District a priority. He has developed a strategic plan and has been actively working in the community to solve the problem.

The Supervisor will be leading a Second District Team at the United Way Home Walk on November 13, 2010 at Exposition Park (between Sports Arena and Coliseum) to raise funds for homeless individuals and families. Please join us for this important endeavor. Click onto the website and join the Supervisor Mark-Ridley Thomas Home Walk Team. Your $35.00 registration fee will go directly to our goal of raising at least $1,500 for services for homeless individuals! Show your commitment and join the team! Recruit family, friends and colleagues to join us as we have fun and address a serious problem.

The dollars we raise will help end homelessness in the second District!

Help Habitat for Humanity Provide Home Repairs to Senior Citizens!

Habitat for Humanity Los Angeles needs your help. The organization has been nominated for a $50,000 grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project which will help them provide much-needed home repairs for senior citizens in the Greater Los Angeles area. Habitat is asking for your help to achieve this goal. Votes can be made once a day, every day, in the month of October 2010.

VIDEO: Supervisor Ridley-Thomas helping build homes with Habitat for Humanity in Lynwood last year:

Home Ownership Made Easy


Loan modifications, buying and selling, short sales, foreclosures, mortgage financing, home improvement, credit improvement and much more!


H.O.M.E Fair Vendors from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Freddie Mac Credit Smart training 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. (RSVP Mandatory)
Panel discussion 12:30 -1:30 p.m.

RSVP: 323-299-5570