Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Friday, March 4, 2011


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Los Angeles Center for Law And Justice Receives Grant


By a MetNews Staff Writer


The Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice yesterday announced it has received a $60,000 grant from a private benefactor.

Helen Hong, executive director for the center, said this grant would enable her organization to operate a new housing clinic in Bell Gardens and expand its services in Southeast Los Angeles.

The center provides legal services, educational resources, advocacy and representation to low-income tenants, immigrants, and monolingual Spanish speakers living in substandard housing or facing unlawful evictions and foreclosure, according to its release.

Located in Boyle Heights, the center serves the entire county but focuses its efforts on the east and northeast sections of Los Angeles, unincorporated east Los Angeles, Maywood, Bell, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Cudahy, Huntington Park and Montebello.

The grant monies come from the S. Mark Taper Foundation, a private family foundation with the stated mission of enhancing the quality of people’s lives by supporting nonprofit organizations.


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