Planning Resources


The Department of City Planning maintains a database of all the properties within the City called ZIMAS. Website visitors can enter an assessor parcel number or property address and ZIMAS will provide the parcel's zoning information. For more information please visit:

Access Planning and Zoning Information:

Early Notification Report: Find out about all entitlement requests in your neighborhood council area with the bi-weekly LA City Planning Early Notification Report.

  1. To subscribe to the Early Notification Report, follow these steps:
  2. Visit the LA Department of City Planning website at:
  3. Click the “Meetings and Hearings” tab on the left side of the page.
  4. Click the first drop-down item, “Subscribe to Notifications.”
  5. Click on the hyper-linked text that reads, “There are special reports not based on geographical planning areas. To subscribe or unsubscribe to these reports click here.”
  6. Click “Bi-Weekly Case Filing.”
  7. Click “Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the list.”
  8. Fill in your email information and follow the registration prompts.

Planning Case Tracking System (PCTS)

The Planning Case Tracking System provides updated information regarding the status of particular planning cases, including assigned City Planning staffers and hearing dates.

Building Permits

Find out if building permits have been pulled for a given project by searching the address at:

PlanCheck NC:

If you want to continue to learn about planning and land use issues, connect with the PlanCheck NC group. The group is made up of neighborhood council leaders and meets on the second Saturday with City Planning staff to further their planning and zoning education. The next meeting will be December 14 in Boyle Heights:

 Housing Resources

The 13th Council District is home to many diverse neighborhoods. Councilmember O'Farrell values our communities and believes that the rights of property owners and tenants should be protected.

Approximately 80% of the households in the 13th District are renters. The Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department has many resources regarding Fair Housing Laws and the Rent Stabilization Ordinance.

For more information please visit:

Homeless Services

People Assisting the Homeless/Services and Housing

The Center at Blessed Sacrament
6636 Selma Ave
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30a-3p
(323) 871-8042

Dream Center Recovery Program
2301 Bellevue Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90026
Services:  12-24 month residential, community living program for people with life-controlling issues such as drug/alcohol addiction, suicidal thoughts, depression, hopelessness, and/or anything that is keeping them from moving forward in life.​

Dream Center Transitional Family Housing Program
Services: 48 week transitional housing program for families with children under the age of 18 years old.  Wait list only.​

Homeless Health Care Los Angeles
2330 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 744-0724
Services: Behavioral Health Services, Harm Reduction, Housing referrals​

Good Shepherd Shelter (women only)
267 Belmont Ave, 90026 (emergency center)
1671 Beverly Blvd, Los Ángeles, CA 90026
(213) 235-1460
Services: Emergency shelter, transitional shelter, permanent supportive housing for single women, mothers and their children;, job training

Filipino American Services Group, Inc.
135 North Park View Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026
213 487 9804
Services: Transitional housing

Food Distribution

Blessed Sacrament Food Bank
6657 Sunset Blvd
Saturday: 10a-12p
Tues/Thurs: 4p-6p
(323) 462-6311

First Presbyterian Church
1760 N Gower St
Sunday: 12p
Wednesday: 11:30a
(323) 463-7161

Hope Again
1515 N. Winona Blvd, Los Angeles, California  90027
Monday - Wednesday  9 am - 12 and 1 pm - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9 am - 12 and 1 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday 11 am - 1 pm
Closed on weekends and holidays
Phone: (323) 661-4004

Homeless Youth Service

My Friend's Place
5850 Hollywood Blvd
323-908-0011 ext 100
Monday-Friday 9a-5:30p

Step Up on Second for Transitional Age Youth
6762 Lexington Ave, Los Ángeles, CA 90038
Monday-Friday 8a-5p
Services: mental health services

Los Angeles Youth Network
Services: emergency shelter

Salvation Army The Way In
5939 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 469-2946

Dream Center Emancipating Youth Home
2301 Bellevue Avenue, Los Angeles 90026

Medical Services

Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Homeless Adolescent and Young Adult Wellness Center
5000 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles

Saban Community Clinic
8405 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 653-1990
Monday-Friday 8a-5p
Services: walk in case management, showers

Emergency Shelters

Los Angeles Youth Network
1754 Taft Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 467-8466
Services: emergency shelter

Abandoned Shopping Cart Retrieval

CA Shopping Cart Retrieval Corporation:
Request a Cart Pick Up​

 Smartphone Apps

Here is a smartphone application that residents may find very useful -- give it a try!


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MyLA311 puts the power of an open, smarter, more accessible City Hall in the palm of your hand. With MyLA311, City of Los Angeles information and services are just a few taps away.

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