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HACLA and HACoLA Host 2015 NAHRO Conference and Exhibition
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) and Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles (HACoLA) co-hosted the 2015 National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) National Conference & Exhibition at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters addressed the attendees and addressed the important work of all those who are working to provide affordable housing across the nation. The last NAHRO confe...
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HACLA Celebrates Grand Opening of Three Permanent Supportive Housing Developments
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) joined PATH Ventures at the grand opening celebration of  the Villas at Del Rey. HACLA is contributing over $4 million to house homeless and chronically homeless disabled individuals at this location. Address:  11738 W. Courtleigh Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066 Developer: PATH Ventures Units:  Total—23; PBV—22; Chronic Homeless Units– 18 Estimated HACLA Project Contribution: $4.4 million in HAP over the 15 year contract Target Popu...
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Operation Progress Helps Students Succeed in Watts

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Operation Progress Helps Students Succeed in Watts
Operation Progress pairs students in Watts with LAPD mentors. The students are then placed in schools with 100 percent high school graduation rates."Vern Day High School and St. Mary's Academy in Inglewood graduate 100 percent of kids. Compare that with Nickerson Gardens, which is 10 percent," said Theresa Gartland, the executive director of Operation Progress.
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Noe Ramirez: From Public Housing to the Big Leagues

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Noe Ramirez: From Public Housing to the Big Leagues
25 year old Red Sox rookie Noe Ramirez and his team celebrated their win against Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday. Ramirez and his five siblings were raised by his parents in Ramona Gardens, the public housing community located in East Los Angeles. Growing up in a tough neighborhood posed many challenges, but Noe’s passion for baseball, which he developed from his father and older brother kept him focused and determined. Living near the Dodger Stadium, Ramirez dreamed of a possibility that one day...
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LAPD Officers Host a Quinceañera for Teen, Making Terminally Ill Mother's Wish Come True
After learning that Beatriz Delgado’s only dying wish was to be able to give her daughter, Jazmine, a quinceañera celebration, the LAPD officers decided to make this wish come true.
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HACLA’s Section 3 Residents Participate in a Training Class and Career Workshops
A group of 19 HACLA public housing residents participated in HD Supply’s second training class held at the Nickerson Gardens public housing community in an effort to bring economic opportunities to Section 3 Residents via HACLA’s Section 3 Program. The “Make Ready Maintenance” training covered home inspections, move in and move out procedures, as well as taught them how to make minor repairs such as drywall patching, carpet damage fixes and lock changes. The training sessions are led b...
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Tackling Poverty Head On

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Tackling Poverty Head On
By Tim Blaylock, CEO Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica. As children head back to school, we again see that diverging incomes among families leads to disparate destinies among children, undermining the promise of a great future for the next generation and for our communities. The tragic outcomes of poverty transcend city limits, but a public-private partnership can help break the cycle by giving children opportunity.
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Mayor Eric Garcetti Visits Jordan Downs, 50 Years After the Watts Rebellion
Mayor Garcetti spent Friday traveling through the community, beginning at the corner of 116th Street and Avalon Boulevard, where he met with a small group of residents to share stories of their experience. After a visit to the Watts Labor Community Action Committee headquarters where he spoke to students from local high schools about the importance of education, Garcetti met with the resident leaders of Jordan Downs to discuss on-site programs such as the Mommy & Me child development classes...
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LAPD Youth Sports Program Changes Hearts, Minds in Watts
WATTS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles police officers are on the offense and defense this summer in Watts. They're taking part in Watts Bears, a track and football program that pairs officers with at-risk youth. All the players are 8- to 12-year-old children living in housing projects in Watts. In addition to playing on the team, they're required to attend a six-week summer school. Reporter Elex Michaelson shows how the program is changing hearts and minds one touchdown at a time in the...
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UrbanTXT Sponsors Hustle & Code Hackathon at Nickerson Gardens, Children Make Apps and Websites for the First Time
Nickerson Gardens held its first day-long Hackathon, where one hundred (100) children spent the afternoon designing phone apps and websites to help improve their community. The winning entry was the website Feed Watts, where one could add the date of a food drive or giveaway. Other entries included a phone app that combined pictures with geolocation to let residents report trash and broken streetlights. Another, Green Team, turned volunteering into a game where participants could earn points to ...
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  • HACLA Youth Receive $51,000 in Scholarships
    Forty-six (46) graduating high school seniors living in Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) public housing developments and Section 8 were recently awarded academic scholarships. St...
  • HACLA All-Stars Participate in HomeWalk2019
    The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angles (HACLA) participated in the United Way’s annual HomeWalk on Saturday, May 18th in Grand  Park, Downtown Los Angeles. HACLA’s “All-Stars” team brok...
  • HACLA Attends HouseLA Event for Landlords
    The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) attended the HouseLA event to promote the advantages of the Homeless Incentive Program (HIP) for landlords. HACLA has partnered with the Housin...
  • HACLA Releases a New Vision: Build HOPE
    LOS ANGELES – The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) announced today it has released a 25-Year vision plan to advance the preservation and expansion of affordable housing options an...