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The Los Angeles Community Action Network organizes people to fight back against oppression.



Every fence erected around a park represents LA’s continued failure to house houseless people. Every fence illegally placed on a

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LA CAN is a member organization. Participation builds power. Get involved in one of our committees:

Arts and Culture

Our team of community artists addresses important social justice issues and fosters healing through music, art, performance, and creative expression.

Downtown Women’s Action Coalition

DWAC aims to address the feminization of poverty by uplifting the voices of Skid Row’s women and providing opportunities for healing, advocacy, and community building.

EcoHood Sustainable Housing

LA CAN’s EcoHoods development will provide the South LA community with affordable, sustainable, dignified housing without reliance on public funding.

Food and Wellness

The Food and Wellness Committee brings Skid Row residents and food justice allies together to improve the community’s food system with nutrition education, anti-hunger policy, and community gardening initiatives.


LA CAN maintains that housing is a human right and has engaged in preserving and improving extremely low-income housing since our inception through tenant organizing and advocacy, community planning, impact ligation, and grassroots policy.

Human & Civil Rights

Our fight to preserve the human and civil rights of LA’s poor and houseless residents is rooted in an abolitionist framework that addresses the deep-seated structural racism and inequality in Skid Row and other communities of color.


Join a Committee

Check out our committee calendar and call the office to get involved in a committee


LA CAN depends on the generous contributions of foundations, supporters, and community members to continue our critical work

Stay in the Loop

Receive info on what’s happening at LA CAN, including our publication Public Comment that features community news and commentary on local politics and policy.

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