Los Angeles, CA–Mayor Eric Garcetti and District 8 City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas was in Leimert Park this weekend to accounce the new “Angeleno Connect” debit card and mobile app. To help spread the word, they were joined by Comedian and Compton native Anthony Anderson, as well as investors of the app.
According the LAMayor.org,
“The program is a result of a partnership with Mobility Capital Finance, Inc, or MoCaFi, which is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the card and app. The card, which has already been in use to disburse the City’s allocated Emergency Relief Funding to Angelenos, will give users free transactions, providing a safe debit card for populations without a bank account in the Greater Los Angeles area.
Through the Angeleno Connect website, users can connect to more than 140 of the City’s online services, such as adopting a pet, making a park reservation, or obtaining a business license or permit. Through the mobile app, Angelenos will also be able to access additional materials on crucial financial literacy information, including credit building, small business displacement, and predatory financial services.”
Residents may learn more about the program, get an account, or sign up for services by visiting LACity.org/AngelenoConnect or calling 3-1-1.
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