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Youth Participate in WEDay thanks to Actor Tyrese Gibson
Thirty youth from various public housing communities were invited to participate in WE Day California thanks to film star Tyrese Gibson and his Love Circle Foundation. The Six-time GRAMMY® nominee, author, producer, and philanthropist reached out to the Housing Authority and personally extended an invitation to We Day California, a day filled with world-renowned speakers and performers, mixed with real inspirational stories of change.  The event is a gathering of young adults to inspire them to ...
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3,000 Section 8 Homes Eligible to Receive a Free Laptop & Low-Cost Internet
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson, non-profit human-I-T and Frontier Communications, today launched a new effort to connect over 3,000 eligible Section 8 households to low-cost internet programs. These households may also be eligible to receive a free Chromebook laptop. Families at Moonlight Villas in Pacoima joined HACLA, Council President Wesson, and community partners to make the announcement. “Today we build upon the su...
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Homeless Veterans find a new home on the West LA VA Campus
Monty Williams was not shy about inviting the Housing Authority staff to show off his new home. He said “go ahead, you can open the closets”.  The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Interim Deputy Secretary took up his offer and peeked in.  Monty is one of 54 formerly homeless Veterans who now call building 209 at the West LA VA Campus home. A ribbon cutting ceremony for this project was held on Friday June 16, 2017. The Housing Authority is contributing over $12 million in Housing Assistanc...
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Groundbreaking of first residential phase of Jordan Downs Revitalization
Jordan Downs, a 1950s-era public housing development in Watts, achieves a major milestone on June 5 with the ceremonial groundbreaking of the first phase of new residential construction. Phase 1A, developed by nonprofit BRIDGE Housing, will consist of 115 affordable rental apartments in 12 buildings on 3.15 acres. Designed to a LEED Silver certification level, the property will maximize solar opportunities, energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, and will have an on-site management o...
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Grand Opening of Crest Apartments

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Grand Opening of Crest Apartments
Crest Apartments looks more like an art piece.  It is not your traditional apartment complex, its unique design lends people to do a double take and spend time gazing at the building to take in the various angles.  This 64 unit complex in Van Nuys is the latest project that HACLA is investing in to end homelessness. Crest apartments is part of Skid Row Housing Trust’s portfolio of Permanent Supportive Housing developments.  HACLA is contributing over $10 million over 15 years. 35% of the units ...
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HACLA Selected to Participate in President Obama’s ConnectHome Initiative to Ensure Digital Opportunity for All Americans
The pilot program is launching in twenty-seven cities and one tribal nation and will initially reach over 275,000 low-income households – and nearly 200,000 children – with the support they need to access the Internet at home.
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Twenty-seven Public Housing High School Graduates Receive Academic Scholarships to Pursue Higher Education
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) awarded twenty-seven (27) students from housing developments academic scholarships towards their college education. Selected students were from multiple developments, and in the fall will be attending a wide range of schools from UC Berkeley to the San Francisco Art Institute. The event was preceded by last week’s scholarship workshop, where the selected students were invited to HACLA to learn about other opportunities for financial aid ...
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All-Boys Watts High School Has 100 Percent College Acceptance
Many of theHousing Authority of the City of Los Angles public housing youth attend Verbum Dei High School in Watts and we would like to congratulate them on their motivation to succeed. Please click here to watch the video and read a full story.
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Mar Vista Gardens Step Team Perform at the National Conference in Chicago
Six Mar Vista Gardens Boys & Girls Club members ages 9 through 13 traveled to Chicago to perform at the National Conference on May 15.  The Step Team submitted a video of their routine and was selected to showcase their talent as part of the conferences’ grand finale.   The Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) hosts an annual National Conference that gathers over 2,500 community leaders in youth development and Club professionals involved with Boys & Girls Clubs around the world. ...
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