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Mission Statement

The mission of LA CAN is to help people dealing with poverty create & discover opportunities, while serving as a vehicle to ensure we have voice, power & opinion in the decisions that are directly affecting us.

The Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN) was formed in 1999 when 25 residents of Downtown Los Angeles came together and acknowledged the issues that existed in our community. We made a commitment to address those problems by organizing and becoming a force that demands change. Today we work on a variety of initiatives and projects across Skid Row and South Central LA.

EcoHood

LA CAN maintains that Housing is a Human Right and has engaged in preserving and improving extremely low-income housing since our inception. EcoHood is the newest extension of LA CAN’s critical housing work.

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Tonight, we will highlight and discuss the many different proposals on this years ballot!

Also: WE WILL ROCK THE HOUSE! Join us right here at 5 pm!
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Tonight, we will highlight and discuss the many different proposals on this years ballot! 

Also: WE WILL ROCK THE HOUSE! Join us right here at 5 pm!

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Don’t miss Nethaniel Asher and their velvety voice on LA CAN’s acclaimed Culture Hour. This and EVERY Thursday at 5 pm: Right here on FACEBOOK!

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Save the date! You don’t want to miss this one!

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New video from our series "Keepin It One Hundred" featuring the voices of those most impacted by the carceral system.

Pete and James (Dignity & Power Now / Forever Rooted) take on the tough questions and don’t hold back on calling it like it is.

Many agree that the money bail system must go, but not at the expense of mass incarceration continuing unabated.

The cracks are starting to form in Prop 25. We must vote no.
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Felicia Swoope more on Prop 25. Peace!

Learn About the Issues

Become a part of a movement to end poverty create and create opportunity. Learn more about the issues that impact us all and ways that you can make a difference in solving them.

Become An Organizer

We change problems together. Join LA CAN in ensuring that we have voice, power and opinion in the decisions that are directly affecting us.

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Become A Member

LA CAN members are low-income Angelenos who join us to build organization within our communities in order amass the power necessary to bring about social, civil and economic justice.

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Over the years, we added core projects addressing women’s rights, the human right to housing, and healthy food access. LA CAN also has projects focused on economic development, civic participation and voter engagement, and community media.

Climate Change
Food Security
Crisis Support

Facts about LA CAN

LA CAN has been a strong and visible leader in promoting and defending human rights in Downtown and South LA, with additional impacts regionally, nationally and internationally.
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Reversed a unanimously-passed redevelopment plan, preventing displacement for almost 9,000 low-income households

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Significantly improved health and safety conditions in more than 2,000 homes previously in slum conditions

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Eliminated the guest fee practice in more than 2,500 homes, saving tenants from an unjust charge

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Organized community-lawyering projects that resulted in 2.84 million dollars

what people say

LA CAN provides legal assistance and organizes to protect poor communities against illegal evictions.They do a great job focusing on many areas of poverty, housing, civil rights and community health.

Angela Smith

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