Week of July 18, 2016-Things are heating up to a dangerous level

With the National Republican Convention starting this week the political race will bring some dangerous heat to the City of Cleveland and to the Presidential Race. In the mean time some other dangerous heat is brewing among men who have had enough and are giving up their lives to make their point. Finally the weather is heating up such that being outdoors and working or playing outside is going to be very dangerous in the coming days.

Which is the most dangerous? For HPLA our mission is to help low income home owners with maintaining their homes and insuring that the basic physiological needs of the occupants are in place. There are plenty of safety nets in place to help the old and “shut ins” as long as their presence in known. To many people don’t know what they don’t know and as a result danger lurks nearby. We are looking for these folks and educating them as we can.

Habitaciones Para Latinos Association can not comment on our political favorites and won’t begin to every try to explain the socio-economic impact this election will play on each of us but please know the funds that trickle down to the grass roots level to help those in need is difficult to attain and requires skills and knowledge of politics and the rules of law. “Red Tape” is an understatement. Elected officials have the key to the vault.

The message this week is simple. Insure that the folks you elected to office have your input on what you feel is best for our neighborhood, city, county, state and federal governments to enforce. The government is responsible to provide services for the general public that we can not provide totally for ourselves. One of those services is to provide help for those who cannot help themselves through to fault of their own. I keep emphasizing this in almost every post that I make. A senior citizen  who is living on social security and has a home of their own can not afford a $150.00 service charge from a plummer just to change a flush valve or a flapper valve in their toilet. Habitaciones Para Latinos Association does this for free and provides the parts because of the donations received by you. There are hundreds of other very justifiable examples of why organizations like ours exist. The paperwork to get help may require days to be processed. Unable to use a toilet for days is not an option. To anyone of you who reads this and is not moved to open up your wallet and give even one dollar suggests you will never reach out for help from anyone because everyone should be self sufficient. Right? When folks find themselves in desperate situations they do desperate things. The effect of someones desperation could impact you directly today.

We will do all we can at HPLA to help someone out of a desperate situation today and everyday. We can help more folks with your help. We need your financial help and your physical strength by volunteering to do the work necessary to accomplish filling the needs of those who come to us for help. Please use the safe and secure PayPal system connected to our Donate Button and give. God Bless You & God Bless America


Habitaciones Para Latinos Association

Robert Flores


Special July 4th, 2016 Holiday Call For Help Post

Undoubtedly one of the most emotional and prideful holidays of the year has come and gone. The celebration of our 240 years of independence, this year, carries with it some the most historical events recorded in history.

  • The largest number of causalities reported in a mass shooting on US soil
  • Zeka Virus
  • Bexist
  • North Korea completes successful H-Bomb test
  • Iran & Arabic countries cut ties
  • Summer Olympics fiasco
  •  First Women Presumptive Presidential Candidate
  • Weather from Hell
  • Fires in the Western States
  • Floods in the Carolinas

With all these events going on the need to help those in need keeps growing exponentially.  Flood victims who have lost everything in recent floods, fires taking everything from families who tried so hard to plan for all emergencies and lost. Most importantly the lose of life which these catastrophes  have taken is sad and life changing. For us at Habitaciones Para Latino Association to be calling on your generosity to help those less fortunate through no fault of their own is appalling as so much effort is being made to protect our society. But, for those that we serve at HPLA the over-whelming stress and desperate needs weigh just as heavy. The funds budgeted to help mostly unavailable due to all the red tape and bureaucratic obstacles created to supposedly stop fraud. The answer is your donations to local charities where you can see your donations at work first hand.

Habitaciones Para Latinos Association is truly transparent as I know most organizations try to be but, the potential for fraud still remains and dedicated and skilled management is the best way to insure the mission of our organization is not lost. We need you to watch us but help us to keep our promise to do the right thing always.

Our needs are simple, we can do so much for so many with your contributions of skills, building materials, labor and money. Paint is readily available but of no use without someone to apply it. Old useless electronics, cars, lawn mowers and brush which needs to be disposed of can only be taken to certain spots at certain times and the cost to transport are out of site. Rejuvenation of neighborhoods has tremendous economic value to a city and its neighborhoods but, the skills and funds necessary to keep America Beautiful is overshadowed by new construction being built further & further away from a working force without resources to reach the jobs. The tax revenues to help neighborhood associations maintain public areas and the needy folks on their streets reduced to hardly cover the cost of a gallon of re-cycled paint.  Instead the money is going to attract multi-million dollar corporations who can easily afford to pay their own way without help but won’t. Kansas City is a central hub and offers the best location for redistribution of widgets, any widgets. The taxes paid by corporations are soon recovered as the cost of their products includes that burden.

Get involved with your neighborhoods, your city, your county, your state and our federal government. Know what is going on and get the facts. All sides of the facts not just CNN or Fox.