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HACLA Commissioner Lucelia Hooper Honored with Garden Dedication Ceremony
On September 26, 2019, the Executive Team of the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles gathered with the Board of Commissioners, HACLA staff and the Nickerson Gardens Community to tribute Commissioner Lucelia Hooper with a special presentation and dedication ceremony. A commemorative plaque was unveiled, and the community garden named in her honor. A pillar in the community, Commissioner Lucelia Hooper has been a resident of Nickerson Gardens for over thirty years. Her public service car...
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HACLA Launches Jobs Plus Program at Nickerson Gardens
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) announced yesterday the launch of the Jobs Plus Program at Nickerson Gardens Sage Center. The initiative is funded by a grant in the amount of $3.7 Million, which was awarded to HACLA by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) earlier this year. The HUD Jobs Plus program is a four-year $3.7M grant (starting in August 2019 through August 2023) which will be offered exclusively at the Nickerson Gardens public housing devel...
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HACLA Youth Receive $51,000 in Scholarships

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HACLA Youth Receive $51,000 in Scholarships
Forty-six (46) graduating high school seniors living in Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) public housing developments and Section 8 were recently awarded academic scholarships. Students received over approximately $51,000 in scholarships provided through the generosity of the Price Philanthropies Foundation, the County of Los Angeles Probation Housing Based Day Supervision (HBDS) Program, HACLA’s 501(c)(3) Kids Progress, Inc. (KPI) and various other businesses comprising HA...
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HACLA All-Stars Participate in HomeWalk2019

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HACLA All-Stars Participate in HomeWalk2019
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angles (HACLA) participated in the United Way’s annual HomeWalk on Saturday, May 18th in Grand  Park, Downtown Los Angeles. HACLA’s “All-Stars” team broke its own record again this year with over 70 participants and over $8,000.00 raised to support the efforts of ending homelessness in Los Angeles. United Way’s HomeWalk is an annual 5K family run/walk fundraiser to help spread awareness and raise funds for LA County’s residents experiencing homel...
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HACLA Attends HouseLA Event for Landlords

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HACLA Attends HouseLA Event for Landlords
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) attended the HouseLA event to promote the advantages of the Homeless Incentive Program (HIP) for landlords. HACLA has partnered with the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles (HACoLA) to provide homeless incentive payments for private landlords who house applicants from HACLA’s homeless housing assistance programs. The event was put together by Los Angeles County Third District Supervisor Sheila Kuehl and was hosted by Los Angel...
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HACLA Releases a New Vision: Build HOPE

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HACLA Releases a New Vision: Build HOPE
LOS ANGELES – The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) announced today it has released a 25-Year vision plan to advance the preservation and expansion of affordable housing options and economic development for a wide array of incomes and needs.  The official release of the plan, Build HOPE, marks the first step in a massive organizational reinvention effort that began in the fall of 2016 when it hired consultants Estolano LeSar Advisors to guide the visioning process to completi...
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Housing Authority’s Section 8 Program Receives a Perfect Score from the Federal Government for the Fourth Year
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) has once again received a perfect score of 100% from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for its management and administration of the Housing Choice Voucher program, also known as “Section 8.” Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) is a grading system, which serves as a report card for public housing agencies (PHAs) who administer the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8). The review assesses eac...
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Groundbreaking of Vermont Corridor Apartments

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Groundbreaking of Vermont Corridor Apartments
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) joined META Housing Corporation, Western Community Housing, along with Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Herb Wesson and other partners in a groundbreaking celebration of Vermont Corridor Apartments located in Koreatown. Co-developed by META Hosing Corporation and Western Community Housing, the formerly vacant lot will transform into a 72-unit affordable housing building with a community center located on the ground floor. After its completi...
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PATH Metro Villas Phase 1 Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) joined Affirmed Housing, People Assisting the Homeless (PATH) Ventures, elected officials, project partners, and community members to celebrate the Phase 1 Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of PATH Metro Villas.  Located at 340 N. Madison Avenue in Los Angeles, PATH Metro Villas is intended to address homelessness with permanent supportive housing and on-site services.  PATH Metro Villas was developed as a collaboration among priv...
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Celebrating Re-Opening of Pueblo Del Rio Youth Center

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Celebrating Re-Opening of Pueblo Del Rio Youth Center
  The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), together with its partners and residents celebrated the grand re-opening of the Pueblo Del Rio Youth Center, also known as the Alba Center. Guests enjoyed corndogs, popcorn and freshly grilled vegetable snacks provided by Root Down LA.   Pueblo Del Rio Youth Center is run by LAPD’s Newton Division, Community Youth Activities League, which services youth between the ages of 9-16. The Youth Center offers a wide variety of programs,...
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  • HACLA Commissioner Lucelia Hooper Honored with Garden Dedication Ceremony
    On September 26, 2019, the Executive Team of the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles gathered with the Board of Commissioners, HACLA staff and the Nickerson Gardens Community to tribute Commi...
  • HACLA Launches Jobs Plus Program at Nickerson Gardens
    The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) announced yesterday the launch of the Jobs Plus Program at Nickerson Gardens Sage Center. The initiative is funded by a grant in the amount of ...
  • HACLA Youth Receive $51,000 in Scholarships
    Forty-six (46) graduating high school seniors living in Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) public housing developments and Section 8 were recently awarded academic scholarships. St...
  • HACLA All-Stars Participate in HomeWalk2019
    The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angles (HACLA) participated in the United Way’s annual HomeWalk on Saturday, May 18th in Grand  Park, Downtown Los Angeles. HACLA’s “All-Stars” team brok...