The mission of the Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN) is to help people dealing with poverty create and discover opportunities, while serving as a vehicle to ensure we have voice, power and an opinion in the decisions that are directly affecting us.
Our overarching social change goals are to:
- Organize and empower community residents to work collectively to change the relationships of power that affect our community.
- Create an organization and organizing model that eradicate the race, class, gender barriers that are used to prevent communities from building true power.
- Eliminate the multiple forms of violence used against and within our community to maintain status quo.
LA CAN organizes housing committees in Downtown LA and South LA. These committees identify pressing issues and develop campaigns to address them. We are also a core member of the Los Angeles Human Right to Housing Collective, focused on building a Citywide voice for extremely low-income tenants and homeless residents.
If you are homeless, ever were homeless, or want to prevent homelessness, this may be the organization to join.