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Landlords Participate in HouseLA Event to Help End Homelessness
The Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles (HACoLA) and the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) joined Third District Supervisor Sheila Kuehl,Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office, L.A. Family Housing, and Brilliant Corners, to host HouseLA, an outreach event for landlords in the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys aimed at introducing innovative programs to help end homelessness. Nearly 200 landlords attended the event to learn about various programs that offer ...
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HACLA Provides Computers, Hotspots and Digital Literacy Training to More than 500 Public Housing Residents Through ConnectHome Initiative
In a little more than two months, providing free computers and Internet access through ConnectHome is already having a great impact on families. "I've read eleven books. My favorite book is Jack and the Beanstalk," exclaimed six-year old Jayden. His mother, Maisha, added, "This program is beneficial for my kids and me. They can use the computer because it is entertaining and educational. I want to go back to school to become a nurse so I can look up nursing programs and continue to apply for job...
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Groundbreaking Ceremony of Sylmar Court Apartments

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Groundbreaking Ceremony of Sylmar Court Apartments
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles joined partners at the groundbreaking ceremony of Sylmar Court Apartments. Sylmar Court Apartments will include 101 units consisting of large one, two and three bedroom units. The average rent will range from $442 to $1,256 per month. The development will include 3,500 square feet of community serving commercial space with 25 units specifically allocated for individuals serviced by the County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health. Of the 25 ...
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HACLA Selected as an Opportunity Hub for the 2016 Summer Opportunity Project
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) has been selected by the White House and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to participate in the Summer Opportunity Project. This initiative challenges HACLA to secure employment for at least 100 young people residing in the local public housing developments during this summer. “The Housing Authority supports the economic development of both our residents and the city of Los Angeles. We are committed to this work and...
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HACLA Awarded $100,000 Federal Grant to Help Justice-Involved Youth in Los Angeles Find Jobs and Housing
LOS ANGELES – In an effort to help young people in Los Angeles involved in the justice system find jobs and housing, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced $100,000 for the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles and Public Counsel to address the challenges justice-involved individuals face when trying to find work and a place to call home. Under the Juvenile Reentry Assistance Program (JRAP), funded through DOJ’s Se...
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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs  Unveils Master Plan to House Homeless Vets at West L.A. Campus, VA Secretary Hosts Welcome Home Event
VA officials revealed a blueprint of a Master Plan to transform the 388 acre West L.A. Campus into a vibrant community and build 1,200 additional units of permanent supportive housing for homeless veterans. The master plan will also provide opportunities for non-homeless veterans to visit and use the campus for career and legal resources, medical care, recreational and cultural events. The new plan also addresses the need for improved delivery of specialized family support, mental and physical ...
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HACLA Wins LABBC Innovation Award for Portfolio Project of the Year
Los Angeles, CA –The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) announced that it is the recipient of the annual Innovation Award for Portfolio Project of the Year. A panel of expert judges selected awardees for their exemplary accomplishments in energy and water conservation. Among the sponsors of the LABBC is the Mayor’s Office of the City of Los Angeles. During the ceremony, Matt Peterson, Chief Sustainability Officer of the City of Los Angeles, presented the Mayor’s Sustainable ...
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Famed Chef Roy Choi Opens New Restaurant in Watts

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Famed Chef Roy Choi Opens New Restaurant in Watts
Situated a block from Jordan Downs Public Housing development in the heart of Watts, a new restaurant hopes to bring people together through healthy and affordable dining options. Chefs Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson opened LocoL, a restaurant aimed at providing good and reasonably-priced fast food in South LA. Choi and Patterson intend to expand their affordable and quality fast food restaurant concept to other low-income communities across the country. “I like having LocoL here because it bri...
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HACLA Expects to Rank as a High Performer

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HACLA Expects to Rank as a High Performer
Having scored 100%, the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) expects to receive a High Performer rating, as a result of its Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) score that is subject to approval by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HACLA's perfect score this year is the second perfect score it has received in the last five years. Using fourteen indicators, SEMAP measures how well HACLA administers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Prog...
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HACLA Hosts ConnectHome Orientations

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HACLA Hosts ConnectHome Orientations
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) hosted ConnectHome orientations, taking public housing residents one step closer to getting a free computer, hotspot device, and four years of Internet access at home. HACLA CEO and President Douglas Guthrie was on site at the launch of the first orientation, where he saw the interest and enthusiasm of parents and children. The orientations were conducted at Avalon Gardens, Gonzaque, Nickerson Gardens, Pico/Las Casitas, and Ramona Gardens....
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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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