Keep Your Home California PDF Print E-mail

Keep Your Home California was established under the U.S. Treasury Department's Hardest Hit Fund. As part of this federal fund, California was allocated nearly $2 billion to help eligible homeowners avoid preventable foreclosures. So far, the program has provided assistance to more than 25,000 California households, each facing a serious financial hardship.

www.keepyourhomecalifornia.org

888-954-KEEP (5337)

Flyer/Income Limits:  pdfView PDF

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Help for the Disabled PDF Print E-mail

Services Center for Independent Living has offices in Claremont and West Covina. Find out more at http://scil-ilc.org/. Telephone 1(800)491-6722   Phone for deaf/hard of hearing VP 1(626)593-1532. E mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
Help for Veterans PDF Print E-mail

 

LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICES

 

The Department of Public Services’ (DPSS) Veterans and U.S. Military Resources webpage provides information on benefits, services and resources at a local community level throughout Los Angeles County to assist those who have been in the U.S. military services, veterans and their families connect with needed services.

 On the DPSS homepage at http://dpss.lacounty.gov, go to the “Program Highlights” box then click on “Veterans and U.S. Military Resources” located under “Community Services to access information on

  • Health
  • Housing
  • Legal
  • Education and Training
  • Employment
  • Other Services and Resources

For more information, visit http://dpss.lacounty.gov or contact

Bureau of Program & Policy/CalWORKs Section, DPSS, County of Los Angeles, 12820 Crossroads Parkway South, City of Industry, CA  91746 or call 1-(800)-827-1000.

 

VOUNTEERS OF AMERICA VETERANS AFFAIRS SUPPORTIVE HOUSING

 

HUD-VASH is a joint effort program between the Department of Housing and Urban Development and Veteran Affairs to move veterans and their families out of homelessness and into permanent housing by combining housing choice vouches assistance with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs

Criteria: Must be chronically homeless

         Must be eligible for VA Healthcare Services

             Must have an honorable or General Discharge from any branch of service

           Additional criteria as described in the program.

 

Contact VOA HUD-VASH

240 N. Breed Street

Los Angeles, CA  90033

(323) 580-0616

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Find additional information about VOA programs at www.voala.org or (213) 380-1500

 

BATTLE BUDDY BRIDGE

 

Battle Buddy is a program through Volunteers of America to provide peer support specialists connecting fellow veterans to the resources they need.

The program provides linkage to:

  • Veteran friendly employers
  • Financial assistance with work related expenses such as uniforms
  • VA healthcare coverage and compensation
  • Service discharge status upgrades
  • Money to help pay rent and moving costs
  • Furniture and appliances

For more information, call

(323) 872-0271 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
Renters Resources & Section 8 PDF Print E-mail

 RESOURCES FOR LANDLORD TENANT DISPUTES

 RENTERS’ AND LANDLORDS’ RIGHTS BOOKLET: “California Tenants”

 download from web (on California Department of Consumer Affairs web page) http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/landlordbook/catenant.pdf

 

ORGANIZATIONS WHICH ASSIST WITH LEGAL QUESTIONS

 

InstITUTE FOR MULTICULTURAL COUNSELING & eDUCATION SERVICES (imces)

3580 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2000

Los Angeles, CA  90010

(213) 381-1250

www.imces.org

Provides legal assistance including eviction services, immigration services, family protection from domestic or other forms of violence, child support orders, custody and visitation.  Available to  low-income individuals and families who are residents of Supervisorial District 5.

 

Southern California Housing Rights Center

in Pasadena

1-800-477-5977

1-626-791-0211

www.hrc-la.org

Conducts housing discrimination complaint investigations and provides free landlord/tenant counseling Website has Frequently Asked Questions

regarding landlord/tenant issues

 

Neighborhood Legal Services

9354 Telstar Avenue

El Monte, CA  91731

1-800-433-6251

http://www.nlsla.org

For Covina residents Offers free legal representation and advice related to family law, housing, health care, employment, etc. 

Local Self-Help Offices (see more on their website)

Pomona Courthouse:    400 Civic Center Plaza, 7th Floor, Pomona

Hours M-Th 8:30-noon and 1:30-4:30; Fri 8:30-noon

Pasadena Courthouse:  300 E Walnut St. 3rd Floor Room 300, Pasadena

Hours: M-Th 8:00-4   Fri 8:00-noon

 

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

1-800-399-4529

http://www.lafla.org

For Covina residents, helps with domestic violence or immigration questions and deportation issues. The self-help legal access centers in Inglewood, Long Beach, Santa Monica and Torrance are available to all. See their website for more information

 

CENTER FOR CIVIC MEDIATION

http://centerforcivicmediation.org

(213) 896-6533

Provides mediation services


RESOURCE FOR EVICTION FOR NONPAYMENT OF RENT

http://www.publiccounsel.org/tools/assets/files/0556.pdf

This booklet (download from web) contains general information for tenants who lost or are about to lose their homes due to loss of income. Includes:

  • Rights and Responsibilities of Tenants
  • Notice of eviction for nonpayment of rent
  • How to answer an eviction notice
  • Notice of rent increases
  • What to do if tenants fall behind in rent
  • Process Eviction (Unlawful Detainers)
  • How to get free legal help
  • Things to do if tenants are evicted
  • What tenants can do to end homelessness
  • Help with food, shelter, money.

RENTAL ASSISTANCE - SECTION 8

The Section 8 program for the Covina area is run through the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles . For more information, you may contact them at (626) 262-4510 or www.hacola.org.

 
Home Buyers Assistance Programs PDF Print E-mail

The City of Covina does not finance a First Time Homebuyers Program.  Covina participates with Los Angeles County to provide access to First Time Homebuyer Programs. Programs offered:

  • The Home Ownership Program (HOP)
  • The Mortgage Credit Certificate Program (MCC)
  • The Southern California Home Financing Authority (SCHFA)

The programs are offered through participating lenders.  Limited funds are available.  To find out more information, access the County website at www.lacdc.org or call (626) 586-1830.

National Homebuyers Fund (NHF) offers two down payment assistance programs for Covina residents.

  •  The CHF Platinum Program
  • The CHF Sapphire Program

For more detailed information, go to http://www.nhfloan.org 

 
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