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MLB Commissioner, Dodgers’ President and CEO visit renovated baseball field at Ramona Gardens
A "Dodgers Dreamfield" was created at the Ramona Gardens Boys and Girls Clubhouse as part of Major League Baseball's partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The refurbished baseball playing field was created in less than a month. Read more about it on the official MLB website:
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Tell Us Your Thoughts on the Housing Issues Facing Your Community by Completing the 2017 Fair Housing Survey
The City and County of Los Angeles and their respective Housing Authorities are currently conducting a fair housing study known as the “Assessment of Fair Housing” (AFH). This study is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a condition for receiving federal housing and community development funds.The goals of the study are to identify whether barriers to fair housing choice exist in Los Angeles County and City in the rental and real estate markets and the mor...
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Pueblo del Rio Residents Attend Workshop on Child Passenger Safety
More than 10% of the population at the Pueblo del Rio public housing development is children under 8 years old who would require a car seat or booster chair. This is the reason why the Resident Advisory Council (RAC) at the site was pleased to invite the State Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and the Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA)for an on-site Child Passenger Safety Program workshop. Certified Child Safety Technicians from HCIDLA led the workshop. Councilmember Curren D. Pric...
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Supporting the Road to Higher Education

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Supporting the Road to Higher Education
"I want to go to college because I want to be somebody," explained high school junior Alexandra. Alexandra is one of 15 students residing at the Ramona Gardens public housing community in Boyle Heights who will be receiving intensive college prep workshops. The high school students will also be getting case management services to assist them in their path toward higher education. This is made possible through the Housing Authority's partnership with the College Board. The first workshop took p...
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HouseLA Landlord Outreach Event Aimed At Ending Homelessness
Abraham Kohen spoke about his passion for housing veteran families in his properties at the second annual HouseLA landlord outreach event. “When I gave the keys and I saw that family tear up in front of me, I said to myself, ‘I’m making a commitment to house more Veterans,” said Kohen. He also made a point that participating in the program helps him save money as a landlord. HouseLA is an initiative to enhance outreach to landlords in Los Angeles to provide information about the benefits of ...
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HACLA Holds Contracting and Section 3 Compliance Workshop for Business Owners
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles’ (HACLA) board room was full of vendors and businesses for its Contracting and Section 3 Compliance presentation. This was the first workshop of 2017 designed to give an overview of HACLA’s procurement process, bid/proposal submission and Section 3 requirements in furtherance of HACLA’s “We’re Open for Business” campaign. Goals of the campaign include expanding outreach to small businesses and ensuring their success in understanding and comp...
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HACLA joins VA Secretary and LA Mayor to reaffirm commitment to end Veteran Homelessness
Veteran Todd Edhlund received an injury and was honorably discharged from the Navy thirty years ago. Without much external support, he found himself living in his car for years. After hearing about new resources, he approached the VA and asked for help. He was provided housing in Boyle Heights. “Catastrophes happen to everyone. …You just have to be someone without a safety net. And that was me. It takes considerable effort of everybody involved to overcome these catastrophes, and I appreciate ...
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HACLA Holiday Toy Giveaways and Music Performance Make the Season Bright
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles partnered with Top Dawg Entertainment’s Kendrick Lamar and Jay Rock to host the third annual free holiday concert at Nickerson Gardens. Over 5,000 fans sang and swayed to the music. CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith and performer Jay Rock never forget that they grew up in the housing developments and come back to their neighborhood each year to honor their roots. Other artists also performed at the show, including label mates SZA, Ab-Soul, and Lan...
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United Way of Greater Los Angeles 10th Annual Homewalk 2016
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles joined United Way’s 10th Anniversary HomeWalk, an annual 5K family run and walk fundraiser to end homelessness in L.A. County. Approximately 12,000 people gathered in Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles to walk for the cause, raising over $1 million. These funds will go toward helping the county’s 47,000 homeless residents. With 70 employees, team HACLA raised over $5,000, surpassing their goal by 4%, which the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation matched...
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HACLA Makes Unprecedented Commitment of Resources to Help End Veteran Homelessness
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) is now one of 39 public housing agencies in the nation awarded additional federal funding to house homeless veterans. The $1.4 million will help house 150 veterans. This latest award brings HACLA’s total HUD-VASH resources to 4,059 vouchers. “No one who served in America’s armed forces should be forced to live on the street,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “We have housed nearly 7,000 homeless veterans in the City of Los Angeles since Jan...
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  • Kendrick Lamar and Special Guests Perform at 5th Annual TDE Holiday Concert
    The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) in partnership with Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) kept the tradition alive by hosting 5th Annual Holiday Concert and Toy Drive at Nickerso...
  • Groundbreaking of Casa Del Sol in Sun Valley
    The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) joined A Community of Friends (ACOF) along with Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilwoman Nury Martinez and other partners in celebration of the ground...
  • Section 3 Resident Story: Meet Nicolas
    Nicolas Vergara enjoys working in the construction industry and has spent the last ten years developing carpentry, cabinetry and basic electrical trade skills. The opportunity to work as a Roofer with...
  • 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...