The Custodian of Records coordinates the retrieval and production of documents in response to subpoenas and California Public Records Act (CPRA) or Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests received by the Community Investment for Families Department (CIFD).
To facilitate your Public Records Act request, please review the Frequently Requested Records section below to see if what you are seeking is already available online. If not, you may request records from CIFD using the California Public Records Act (CPRA). The Custodian of Records group also accepts the service of subpoenas on behalf of CIFD for witness appearances and/or documents. If you have questions that are not answered below regarding CPRAs or Subpoenas, please contact: Custodian of Records group at (213) 526-7366 or via email at CIFD-Custodian@lacity.org .
Due to technological changes, if TTY is needed to contact us, please use Telecommunication Relay Services (TRS). For more information on TRS services, visit: https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/711-telecommunications-relay-service
Frequently Requested Records
Certain frequently requested records maintained by CIFD are available online and do not require a CPRA request. To access these online records, please review the latest action plan which outlines the allocation of federal housing and community development funds for the City of Los Angeles: https://communityinvestmentforfamilies.org/community-action-plan
For all other CIFD records, please submit a CPRA request as noted below.
California Public Records Act (CPRA) Request
The public may make CPRA requests by submitting this CPRA Records Request Form.
The form can be submitted online, or by using one of our alternate methods of submission.* A fee schedule is provided on the form. Please note that the CPRA only applies to existing records held by CIFD. Requests for information (e.g. questions, clarifications, etc.) are not subject to the CPRA and should instead be directed to CIFD’s general email address at CIFD.firstname.lastname@example.org which will be forwarded to the appropriate staff member.
Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, a CPRA request will be responded to within ten days of receipt by the Custodian of Records. This response will be either an invoice for the production cost of the records requested or an explanation from the Custodian of Records as to why the records are not currently available.
*Alternate Methods of CPRA Request Form Submission
Submitting a CPRA Request Form online typically results in faster processing of your request and is the preferred submission method. Alternatively, the same form can be printed and submitted via one of the following methods:
Email as a PDF file:
US Mail to:
ATTN: CUSTODIAN OF RECORDS
COMMUNITY INVESTMENT FOR FAMILIES DEPARTMENT
1200 W 7TH ST, NINTH FLOOR
LOS ANGELES CA 90017