Tuesday, April 18, 2017

It's National Community Development Week!



This week is National Community Development Week and for this week, we celebrate Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)!
The CDBG program provides grants to Monrovia (and cities/counties all over the US) for housing rehabilitation and Code Enforcement. These grants are targeted to low-income and moderate-income persons and households. This program has helped thousands of Monrovians over the last THIRTY YEARS!
Want more information on our Residential Rehabilitation program? Check the link!


Thursday, April 13, 2017

MAP Neighborhood Conference - TWO WEEKS AWAY!!


Just a few quick announcements about our 8th Annual MAP Neighborhood Conference…can you believe it is in less than 2 weeks?? Have you registered yet? Have you told your neighbors to register yet? If not, PLEASE CLICK HERE ! We are so excited about our workshops, which were developed to continue to equip you with the tools needed to help lead improvements throughout every neighborhood in Monrovia (see them HERE!).

Did you know April 22 is also Earth Day? To celebrate, we are adding something new and exciting – a Succulent Plant Sale! Canyon Park is partnering with us to bring amazing succulents to us (make sure you bring cash!). How do you plant succulents, you ask? Lucky us, a Park Ranger will teach us in Session 2!





April 22 will be such a fun and amazing day, I can’t wait for everyone to see all the hard work we have put into this day. See you then…and don’t forget – wear your green shirts

Thursday, April 6, 2017

35th Annual Historic Homes Tour


Each year on the first Sunday in May, MOHPG sponsors a tour of homes in Monrovia.  Five to seven homes, representing the wide variety of vintage structures which helps make Monrovia a desirable place to live, are opened to the public.  Over 200 volunteers, many who do not belong to the organization, work many hours to make the tour a success, This is MOHPG’s primary fundraiser of the year.  

Visitors from outside the immediate area are delighted to discover this “gem” of a city of restored and well-maintained vintage homes.  A typical year will find 500-700 “lookie-loos” spending up to six hours (the homes are open from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.) exploring the homes and delving into each house’s unique history.

Look for information about the event on the home page of this website beginning sometime in early March of each year. Tickets will be available for purchaseonline, usually by the end of March.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017



Santa Anita Family Service is offering a 40-hour 
Domestic Violence Counselor Certification training. 

Why become a certified Domestic Violence Counselor? 
  • To increase your employment opportunities by increasing your ability to work with victims and survivors in your current or future employment. 
  • Or even to volunteer with domestic violence organizations within California and to learn from experts in the field of domestic violence. 
The training takes place Fridays from 8-5pm at 605 S. Myrtle Ave. Monrovia, CA, 91016. Dates for the training are as follow: April 21, 2017, April 28, 2017, May 05, 2017, May 12, 2017, May 19, 2017. Attendance at all sessions is required for certification as a Domestic Violence Counselor. To register please visit our website at santaanitafamilyservice.org and download the registration form. You can mail your registration form along with your check to our office. If you wish to pay cash, please stop by our office. This training meets the requirements set by California for designation as a
Domestic Violence Counselor. For additional information please contact Paula Preciado at 

Monday, March 27, 2017

National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation!

We are excited to share that the City will be participating in the National League of Cities 6th Annual National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation!  The program will take place from April 1 – 30, 2017, and as part of the program, we will be coordinating with the National League of Cities to encourage all residents to enhance our water conservation efforts.

The overall National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation is a friendly competition that takes place between participating cities from across the country with a goal of encouraging residents to sign-up online and pledge to reduce water consumption, energy use, and pollution.  Those who do sign-up and pledge online between April 1 – 30, 2017, will be entered in a contest where you can win hundreds of great prizes – including home irrigation kits, home improvement store gift cards, and even a brand new Toyota Prius! 

For your chance to win, and to make a pledge to start conserving water, be sure to sign-up online between April 1 – 30, 2017, at the following link:



Thursday, March 23, 2017

35th Annual Historic Homes Tour


Each year on the first Sunday in May, MOHPG sponsors a tour of homes in Monrovia.  Five to seven homes, representing the wide variety of vintage structures which helps make Monrovia a desirable place to live, are opened to the public.  Over 200 volunteers, many who do not belong to the organization, work many hours to make the tour a success, This is MOHPG’s primary fundraiser of the year.  

Visitors from outside the immediate area are delighted to discover this “gem” of a city of restored and well-maintained vintage homes.  A typical year will find 500-700 “lookie-loos” spending up to six hours (the homes are open from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.) exploring the homes and delving into each house’s unique history.

Look for information about the event on the home page of this website beginning sometime in early March of each year. Tickets will be available for purchaseonline, usually by the end of March.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Register TODAY for the MAP Neighborhood Conference!



Last year, over 350 people had the opportunity to learn and engage in community building by attending workshops, meeting neighbors and learning about Monrovia. This year's 8th Annual MAP Neighborhood Conference is building up to be even better. This year's conference will give participants more insight as to the inner workings of City departments, and how they can become more involved in their community.

See the link below for information on all of the fantastic workshops we will have this year! Each workshop has been carefully thought out as a building block of building better. Building better homes, building a better response to homelessness, building better mental health awareness, building on our history, etc. all of these workshops build on the idea that we are better together and each of our experiences helps us to build better together. So keep that in mind leading up to the conference, how can you help in building better? Register TODAY!!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/8th-annual-map-neighborhood-conference-tickets-31268471841