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Formerly Homeless Engineering Teacher Graduates from the FSS Program
Sherman Poole is an engineering teacher at the Compton High School and also coaches for the Solar Boat Competition.  He is full of positive spirit and energy, always hoping to make a difference in his students’ lives by preparing them for the next step.  He also understands first hand that one has to put in the sweat equity to fulfill their goals.   Poole’s path to success was not easy. For many years, Poole was homeless, living in a car his friend bought for $300, with his son and his daught...
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HACLA Joins United Way’s 11th Annual HomeWalk 2017

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HACLA Joins United Way’s 11th Annual HomeWalk 2017
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles participated in United Way Greater Los Angeles’ 11th Annual HomeWalk in an effort to help end homelessness. Over 10,000 people gathered at Grand Park on November 18 to take part in the 5K family run and walk to raise awareness and funds for county’s homeless individuals and families. HACLA’s All-Star team consisted of 65 members including Doug Guthrie, HACLA’s President and CEO, senior staff, family members and volunteers. HACLA Commissioner ...
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Watts Rising Collaborative Hosts Community Event

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Watts Rising Collaborative Hosts Community Event
The Watts Rising Collaborative, in partnership with HACLA, Council District 15, Children’s Institute and Kaiser Permanente, hosted the Watts Rising Community Event on Saturday, November 18.. Over 400 Watts residents participated to learn about the Watts Rising Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) application. The TCC grant aims to reduce local sources of air pollution and improve public health outcomes by addressing and mitigating sources and exposure to pollution. The TCC grant will also ...
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Grand Opening of Silver Star Apartments

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Grand Opening of Silver Star Apartments
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) joined A Community of Friends (ACOF) along with Mayor Eric Garcetti, Council Member Marqueece Harris-Dawson and other dignitaries for the ribbon cutting ceremony of Silver Star Apartments. The grand opening celebration concluded with signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between HACLA, City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County. Silver Star Apartments is a new 49-unit supportive housing development that is home to previously ho...
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HACLA's Section 8 Waiting List Lottery Application Period Now Closed
LOS ANGELES, October 31, 2017 – – The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) Section 8 Waiting List Lottery application period is now closed, following a two-week period of accepting online applications. A total of 187,804 HACLA Section 8 Waiting List Lottery applications were received, representing 457,642 total household members.  “We are so pleased with the response to this rental assistance opportunity,” said Douglas Guthrie, HACLA President and CEO. “Thousands of Angelen...
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  • HACLA Receives Nation’s Largest Jobs Plus Initiative Grant from HUD
    LOS ANGELES – The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) was awarded a $3.7 Million Jobs Plus Initiative (JPI) grant by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The a...
  • HACLA Hosts State of the Agency Meeting
    The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles hosted an all staff State of the Agency Meeting at The Fields LA in Exposition Park. Over 630 HACLA employees attended the meeting including staf...
  • HACLA Celebrates Career Expansion Graduation
    The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA)’s Watts/Los Angeles WorkSource Center hosted the graduation for the first class of 16 Los Angeles Reconnections Career Academy (LARCA) 2.0 and...
  • Section 3 Resident Story: Meet Miriam
    Miriam Prince is a resident of the Nickerson Gardens public housing community where she lives with her five children, ages 1‐13. As a Security Officer for HACLA’s contractor Cypress Security Inc., M...