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HACLA Awarded $1.3M Choice Neighborhoods Planning and Action Grant
LOS ANGELES – The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) today announced it has received a Choice Neighborhoods Planning and Action Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The $1.3M grant will support the development of a neighborhood transformation plan for Rancho San Pedro and Rancho San Pedro Extension in the Barton Hill-Downtown San Pedro neighborhood.   “This planning grant will give us an opportunity to work with San Pedro residents and stak...
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Imperial Courts Youth Writes History

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Imperial Courts Youth Writes History
Imperial Courts made history by inaugurating its first student authors at a book signing event held at Cal State University, Dominguez Hills on Thursday, February 22, 2018. Six Imperial Courts’ youth residents (Marveon Mabon, Te’yanah Owens, Ariana Alvarez, Mitchell Friend, Brenijia Barnes and Samone Edwards) came together with the Publishing Hope & Branding A+ Behavior (PHABB 5) Program to publish Imperial Courts’ first student author book, Imperial Guards. The book consists of six shor...
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WorkForce Development Unit Provides a Path to Employment
Laura Rodriguez understands the struggles of living on a fixed income and trying to make it month by month. She lived at the Nickerson Gardens public housing development from 1985 to 1991.  Laura is one of three case managers with the Housing Authority’s Workforce Development Unit. She’s been helping clients for 28 years. “Helping people who didn’t think they can earn money build a path toward a career is what I enjoy the most,” said Rodriguez. For nearly three decades HACLA has operated ...
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Mar Vista Garden’s youth, Salvador Molina, Receives Youth of the Year Award
Salvador Molina, a 17-year-old resident of Mar Vista Gardens and a member of the Jack and Cindy Jones Club house of the Boys and Girls Club of Mar Vista Gardens, was presented with the 2018 Youth of the Year award for The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica. Winning the Youth of the Year award for The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica was like a dream come true for Molina. When Molina enters a room, his positive demeanor easily lights up the room. He’s been described by his peers as a po...
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FSS Program Graduate of the Month: Lakenya Thomas

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FSS Program Graduate of the Month: Lakenya Thomas
Lakenya Thomas was unemployed and receiving public assistance when she received her Section 8 voucher in 2004. Six years later, Thomas was selected to join the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program. The FSS Program, specifically designed for Section 8 tenants, helps participants to identify and reach their educational and career goals by connecting them to services and resources in hopes of helping them achieve economic self-sufficiency. Before joining the FSS Program, Thomas explained she cou...
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 Mayor Eric Garcetti Joins HACLA and Partners to Celebrate $35 MM State Grant for Watts
Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilman Joe Buscaino joined HACLA and the Watts Rising partners to celebrate the $35 million state Cap-and-Trade funding for affordable housing and environmental initiatives in Watts.  Los Angeles was able to secure the $35 million Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) grant through the efforts of the Watts Rising Collaborative, which consists of the Watts Community Leadership Council (WCLC), an advisory body convened by the Housing Authority of the City of Los Ang...
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  • HACLA Hosts 100 City Officials from the National League of Cities Summit
    The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) welcomed nearly 100 city officials from all over the country for a mobile workshop and a tour of Watts. During their tour, the government o...
  • Grand Opening of El Segundo and 127th Street Apartments
    The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) joined Meta Housing Corporation for the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the El Segundo and 127th Street Apartments in Harbor Gatew...
  • Section 3 Resident Story: Meet Sonia
    Sonia Rodriquez is no stranger to balancing the challenges of life. This single mother of five has often worked several jobs to support her family. She now lives with her children at the Pueblo Del Ri...
  • Ribbon Cutting of Watts Empowerment Center Sports Complex
      The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) together with Red Eye Inc., partners, celebrities, guests and Watts residents celebrated the ribbon cutting ceremony of the Watts Empowe...