Councilman Curren Price & CARECEN Establish Hotline to Assist TPS Beneficiaries

In response to the Trump Administration’s decision to end the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Program for Nicaraguans, Councilman Curren Price, in partnership with CARECEN (Central American Resource Center), announced plans to step-up local efforts to assist TPS communities being targeted. 

TPS beneficiaries are urged to call a Naturalization & TPS Hotline, established as part of a yearlong CD 9 program spearheaded by Councilmember Price. For questions about the program, please call (213) 814-5248.

CARECEN, which has been presenting a series of monthly citizenship workshops, said it will provide one-on-one assistance to TPS cardholders at the upcoming Dec. 9 event in South LA, as well as future workshops through next February. Appointments are highly encouraged, but walk-ins will be accepted. The workshops on TPS will be held concurrently with citizenship application workshops in the Ninth District. 

At the TPS workshops, CARECEN will provide FREE legal services and give information on how individuals can protect themselves and seek alternatives to stay in the country legally. Financial assistance is available for people living in the Ninth District. 

“We are going to fight back against attacks to the TPS program,” said Councilman Price. “I want our friends and neighbors to know they're not alone, and we are here to help them.”

According to CARECEN, the decision this week affects more than 5,000 Nicaraguans who have lived and worked inthe United States under this protection for nearly two decades. At the same time, the Administration also stated that they have yet to make a decision regarding Honduran TPS, which affects more than 80,000 people. In January, a decision is expected to be made on the fate of Salvadoran TPS cardholders. 



CityView Project Clears Key Hurdle

The City’s Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) committee voted Tuesday in favor of the mixed-use CityView development on Adams Boulevard and Grand Avenue by the Blue and Expo Line stations.

The project isn't like any other residential and retail development in South LA, said Councilman Curren Price, who represents the 9th District where the new development is being proposed. Councilmember Price called CityView a great example of a quality mixed-used, mixed income, transit-oriented development.

When built, CityView will provide 296 residential units, including 25 for very low-income families and three workforce affordable units. It also will include 5,000 square-feet of retail and restaurants on the ground floor. The project will result in hundreds of construction jobs and a robust partnership with the Vernon-Central WorkSource Center for local hiring.

“I'm ecstatic to be able to bring these kinds of quality projects to our neighborhoods," Price said. "Welcome to theNEW 9th; where projects like CityView are no longer out of reach, but rather ready and eager to come into our community to create something great!”

CityView is expected to go to before the full City Council for final consideration later this month. 


Come join us at South LA's First Annual Veteran's Block Party

Join us to honor our beloved service men and women at the First Annual South LA Veteran's Block Party on Nov.12, 2017 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The family-friendly event will have food for sale (free for Veterans) and live entertainment by The Delfonics R&B singer, Norman Carter. The community event includes a Job and Resource Fair for African American & Latino Veterans in the South LA area. Stop by as we salute the heroes who so bravely fought for out country!

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