The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) was established in 1938 by City of Los Angeles Resolution No. 1241. HACLA has grown to become one of the nation’s largest and leading public housing authorities, providing the largest supply of quality affordable housing to residents of the City of Los Angeles.

HACLA's annual budget is more than $ 1 billion. Its funds come from five main sources: HUD's annual operating subsidy, HUD's annual Capital Fund, Section 8 administrative fees, rent from public housing residents plus other programs and capital grants from various sources. HACLA continues to explore alternative funding sources and has built numerous key partnerships with City and State agencies, nonprofit foundations, community-based organizations and private developers.

HACLA's Strategic Mission

HACLA will preserve its existing affordable housing supply of over 83,000 units while ensuring these units are both safe and clean and will spearhead a collaborative effort to significantly increase the supply of affordable housing in Los Angeles.

HACLA will collaborate with residents and public, non-profit and private entities to create viable, healthy communities and to empower able residents to achieve financial independence. We will achieve the above while maintaining strong internal controls, developing and maintaining a strong culture of mutual respect, fiscal responsibility, and ethical behavior by our employees, residents and other key stakeholders.

More Than Just a Place to Live

HACLA provides more than a place to live. It offers a range of programs specifically for low income, homeless, disabled, children and seniors such as: Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS), Homeless Program, Homeownership Program, Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (HOPWA), Tenant-Based Supportive Housing, Project-Based Voucher Assistance, Continuum of Care, Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy Program, HUD-Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH).

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