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Community Participation

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 Community Investment for Families Department (CIFD) prepares the Con Plan: a Consolidated Plan to outline the City’s goals over a five-year span and the Annual Action Plan that details how the City intends to use the grants for the coming year to meet its 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.

To learn more, view the current Annual Action Plan

For any comments or feedback, please send to It will be included in the report sent to the City Council and added to the Con Plan which will be sent to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Please click the links below to directly join the meeting.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to its programs, services and activities. Sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services may be provided upon request. To ensure availability, your request should be received no later than three working days (72 hours) in advance of the need. For more information please call Jessica Martinez at (213) 574-6465 or by e-mail at

Due to technological changes, if TTY is needed to contact us, please use Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS) such as Text-to-Voice TTY-based TRS, Speech-to-Speech Relay Service, Shared Non-English Language Relay Services, Captioned Telephone Service; IP Captioned Telephone Service, Internet Protocol Relay Service, or Video Relay Service.

For any comments or feedback, please send to

Please check this page again to stay updated on future opportunities to provide input.

Past Virtual Public Meetings

Thank you for joining us in October 2021 to give your input on the Program Year 48 (2022-23) Housing & Community Development Annual Action Plan!

Please see the following materials and information from the meeting:

Presentation October 2021

English Q&A October 2021

Preguntas y respuestas en español

Summary of Public Comments & Survey

If you are interested in community input for prior years, please see the Latest Action Plan page for the Community Participation Reports.

Citizen Participation Plan

The Citizen Participation Plan illustrates how the City complies with federal regulations in providing opportunities for the public to have a say in when, why, how, and where the federal funding will support improving the lives of our most disadvantaged residents and the livability of our city as a whole.  While City leadership makes the final decision of how funds will be used, the input of residents, business owners, groups representing low-income persons, and other stakeholders is essential to the process.