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HACLA Partners with Kendrick Lamar to Spread Holiday Cheer
As part of the annual tradition, The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) hosted toy drives throughout its public housing developments during this holiday season. Residents and their children received thousands of toys, shoes, snacks and visits from special guests including the Los Angeles Dodgers, LA Fire Department, city officials and even hip-hop superstars. Last week, Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) held their second annual TDE Holiday Concert and Toy Giveaway at Nickerson Gard...
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HACLA All Stars Participate in HomeWalk 2015 to End Homelessness
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles All Stars team participated in the United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ 9th annual HomeWalk. Mayor Eric Garcetti opened the ceremony by stressing the need to raise awareness and funds to end homelessness in Los Angeles County. The Saturday morning 5K walk/run marathon took place at Exposition Park with over 12,000 participants, raising over $1.1 million. Over 50 HACLA staff members including Douglas Guthrie, HACLA’s President and CEO, participate...
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Ten Years of Promise: HACLA College Track Watts Launch Celebration
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) joined College Track Founder Laurene Powell Jobs, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Joe Buscaino, and Laura Wasserman of the Wasserman Foundation in a promise to Watts and the Jordan Downs community. That promise is to help children in that housing community get on track to go to college. “I promise to make my family proud by being the first in my family to earn a college degree,” said Alexander, a College Track Watts student. Partnerin...
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HACLA Celebrates Grand Opening of Teague Terrace

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HACLA Celebrates Grand Opening of Teague Terrace
Daniel Solorzano opened his doors to visitors and proudly showed his furniture, artwork, and living arrangements while music played in the background. He said, “It’s been a long time since I’ve had a place. I was in the military a long time ago and didn’t know what to do. Going from shelter to shelter. I told my friends in other shelters about this place and sent pictures, and they’re jealous.” The opening of Teague Terrace was a cause for celebration for the Housing Authority of the City...
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HACLA Issues Vouchers to Veterans During the Stand Down Event
Dozens of veterans gathered to obtain a HUD-VASH voucher during the Veteran Stand Down event hosted by the VA of Greater Los Angeles. HACLA staff conducted interviews on-site to provide a one-stop-shop for obtaining a voucher on the day of the Stand Down. Last month, Mayor Eric Garcetti declared LA’s “sate of emergency” on homelessness, committing $100 million to address the issue. In his speech, Mayor Garcetti recognized Douglas Guthrie, HACLA’s President and CEO for cutting through the re...
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HACLA Hosts ConnectHome Local Convening in Los Angeles

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HACLA Hosts ConnectHome Local Convening in Los Angeles
Bringing together twenty public agencies, non-profit organizations, and private entities and over fifty participants, the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) hosted the local ConnectHome convening at the United Way of Greater Los Angeles. The convening provided an opportunity to gain feedback on HACLA’s ConnectHome framework. Additionally, HACLA and its partners discussed strategies to connect households, provide computers, and develop and implement digital literacy content.  ...
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HACLA and HACoLA Host 2015 NAHRO Conference and Exhibition
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) and Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles (HACoLA) co-hosted the 2015 National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) National Conference & Exhibition at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters addressed the attendees and addressed the important work of all those who are working to provide affordable housing across the nation. The last NAHRO confe...
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HACLA Celebrates Grand Opening of Three Permanent Supportive Housing Developments
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) joined PATH Ventures at the grand opening celebration of  the Villas at Del Rey. HACLA is contributing over $4 million to house homeless and chronically homeless disabled individuals at this location. Address:  11738 W. Courtleigh Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066 Developer: PATH Ventures Units:  Total—23; PBV—22; Chronic Homeless Units– 18 Estimated HACLA Project Contribution: $4.4 million in HAP over the 15 year contract Target Popu...
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Operation Progress Helps Students Succeed in Watts

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Operation Progress Helps Students Succeed in Watts
Operation Progress pairs students in Watts with LAPD mentors. The students are then placed in schools with 100 percent high school graduation rates."Vern Day High School and St. Mary's Academy in Inglewood graduate 100 percent of kids. Compare that with Nickerson Gardens, which is 10 percent," said Theresa Gartland, the executive director of Operation Progress.
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Noe Ramirez: From Public Housing to the Big Leagues

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Noe Ramirez: From Public Housing to the Big Leagues
25 year old Red Sox rookie Noe Ramirez and his team celebrated their win against Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday. Ramirez and his five siblings were raised by his parents in Ramona Gardens, the public housing community located in East Los Angeles. Growing up in a tough neighborhood posed many challenges, but Noe’s passion for baseball, which he developed from his father and older brother kept him focused and determined. Living near the Dodger Stadium, Ramirez dreamed of a possibility that one day...
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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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