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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 Led Initiative Awarded $35 Million State Grant
The Transformative Climate Communities Program (TCC) funds development and infrastructure projects that achieve major environmental, health, and economic benefits in CA’s most disadvantaged communities. Click here to read the press release.
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Jordan Downs Redevelopment Phase 1A, Over 230 Individuals Attend Jordan Downs Redevelopment Job Fair
On a picture perfect day in January, the Jordan Downs redevelopment site was bustling with activity.  The rustle of the forklifts and excavators along with the smell of freshly cut construction wood planks is an indicator that the project Phase 1A is well on its way. As part of the historic redevelopment of Jordan Downs, HACLA and its partners have emphasized the importance of local hire. The site averages 80 construction workers a day with skills from various trades such as carpenters, concrete...
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Volunteers Needed for the 2018 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count
Every January, we embark on a 3-day mission to count our homeless neighbors across Los Angeles.  Register now to be one of the 8,000 volunteers needed to conduct the 2018 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. Sign up today to volunteer at https://www.theycountwillyou.org/  #theycountwillyou
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PATH Metro Villas Phase II Groundbreaking

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PATH Metro Villas Phase II Groundbreaking
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) joined PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) along with Mayor Eric Garcetti, Council Member Mitch O’Farrell, Council President Herb Wesson, and members of the community for a groundbreaking ceremony of PATH Metro Villas Phase II. “Today, we are together to show the power of this City. There is no higher priority than bringing everyone home. We can, we must, we will end homelessness in Los Angeles and it starts right here, today,” said M...
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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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