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Watts Comes Together for the Ceremonial Demolition of Jordan Downs
History was made on August 12, 2016 at the Jordan Downs Public Housing Community. After eight years of a public engagement process and working with the community to come up with the vision of the new Jordan Downs,the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) along with Watts residents, community leaders, developers and elected city officials celebrated the ceremonial demolition of this 700 unit development.  Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Joe Buscaino, Assemblyman Mike Gibson and...
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro and Mayor Eric Garcetti Host Roundtable Discussion to End Homelessness
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) as well as other housing and service providers, and landlords from across the region participated in the roundtable discussion to help find housing solutions to end homelessness. The meeting was held at Vermont Villas and hosted by PATH Ventures, a non-profit developer and supportive services provider. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Councilmembers Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Gil Cedillo, and Joe Buscaino were present to encourage la...
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HACLA Receives Largest Grant Amount from HUD for Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) is the recipient of a $755,480 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program. The agency received the largest amount in the state of California. Nationally, HUD granted $75 million through the FSS Program. FSS is a program designed to assist Section 8 participant families in identifying and reaching their educational and career goals by connecting them to services and r...
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HACLA Provides Summer Employment Opportunity to Public Housing Youth through the Mayor’s Hire LA’s Youth Program
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) celebrated the launch of Summer Youth Employment Program at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles. This year, HACLA is providing over 900 students with summer job opportunities through this program.  The County Of Los Angeles Community and Senior Services, in collaboration with County Supervisor Don Knabe, Chairwoman Hilda L. Solis and the City of Los Angeles along with other private partnerships, pledged 15,000 jobs to the Summer Youth Emplo...
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100 Low-income Youth Participate in Summer Opportunity Project Workshop
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) and Kids Progress, Inc. hosted its first Summer Opportunity Project Workshop for 100 youth between the ages of 14 through 18 living in public housing developments across the city. Summer Opportunity Project is an initiative created by President Barack Obama to provide first jobs to youth and aid in the efforts to reduce the “opportunity gap”. Providing summer opportunities to youth have shown successful outcomes in helping divert youth ...
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HACLA Awards Public Housing Youth with Scholarships

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HACLA Awards Public Housing Youth with Scholarships
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) hosted its 4th Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony and awarded sixteen (16) students from multiple housing developments academic scholarships towards pursuing higher education. This fall, scholarship recipients will attend a wide range of schools such as UCLA, Woodbury University, UC Merced, ELAC, LA Harbor College and Cal State Northridge. Selected scholarship recipients were required to attend a scholarship workshop prior to the Awards C...
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Mayor Garcetti Announces Long-Awaited Federal Approval for Jordan Downs Transformation
JUNE 9, 2016 *Official Press Release from the City of Los Angeles* Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Joe Buscaino and the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) have secured federal approval for a visionary plan that aims to transform the distressed Jordan Downs public housing development into a model for 21st century affordable housing and an engine for economic revitalization in Watts. The approval from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to beg...
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HACLA Joins Celebration of Mosaic Gardens Groundbreaking
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) joined LINC Housing in celebration of the groundbreaking ceremony for Mosaic Gardens at Westlake.  Mosaic Gardens will consist of 125 units to serve families and seniors, including 63 affordable units designated for formerly homeless individuals as well as 32 chronically homeless residents referred by the L.A. County Department of Health Services. The remaining units will serve families with up to 60% of area median income. HACLA’s contr...
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Groundbreaking with LA Family Housing

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Groundbreaking with LA Family Housing
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) joined LA Family Housing, elected officials and its public and private partners to break ground at the North Campus in North Hollywood. As the lead supportive service provider, LA Family Housing North Campus will serve the chronically homeless and disabled homeless individuals by providing fifty units with twenty eight units designated for those who are chronically homeless. Additionally, the North Campus will house a state of the art pri...
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CEO and President Douglas Guthrie Receives Unsung Hero Award from Watts Gang Task Force
Douglas Guthrie, CEO and President of the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, was recognized by the Watts Gang Task Force for his commitment and support to ensure that this nationally recognized collaborative can continue to focus on the goal of making a safer Watts. “You [Watts Gang Task Force] are not only looking for peace in the community but working to make progress. I am proud to be a part of this group that puts the best interest of the community and the people who live in it ...
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  • A Message from HACLA on Coronavirus
      All HACLA Offices Closed to Walk-Ins In consideration of the recent order issued for the State of California by Governor Newsom, the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles has transitioned...
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