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As part of NAHRO's Housing America campaign, a poster contest is held each year for children residing in affordable housing and community developments owned or administered by NAHRO member agencies. The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) has been participating in the local SoCal NAHRO Poster Contest for the past 10 years. This year, a total of 18 youth from various public housing sites participated in the Poster Contest and three (3) were select to move on to the next phase of...
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HACLA Hosts Summer Community Partners Conference

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HACLA Hosts Summer Community Partners Conference
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) hosted its Summer Community Partners Conference on July 23rd at Jordan Downs Community Center in Watts. Every quarter, HACLA’s collaborating agencies convene to update each other on their progress in serving HACLA’s residents and services provided at the Watts/Los Angeles WorkSource Center. They also share information on upcoming events. Representatives from the following organizations attended the conference: Los Angeles County Departme...
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Boyle Heights Writes History: Ramona and Pico Gardens Youth Become First Published Resident Student Authors
Eight youth from Ramona Gardens and Pico Gardens public housing sites write history by becoming first published resident student authors in Boyle Heights. Resident authors Jeffery Carrasco, Emely Toscano, Joshua Toscano, Abe Blancas, Michael Blancas, Janette Lopez, Adriana Romero and Kevin Moreno were celebrated during the book signing and fundraising event hosted by Casa Fina Restaurant in East Los Angeles. Councilmember Jose Huizar, Founder and Director of Homeboy Industries Father Greg Boyle...
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HACLA Joins County of Los Angeles for the Youth@Work Summer Kick-off
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) joined the County of Los Angeles in announcing the Summer Kick-off of [email protected] at Grand Park, in Downtown Los Angeles. [email protected] is a regional initiative that provides summer jobs to youth ages 14-24 and prepares them for 21st-century careers. LA County also announced their goal to hire 25,000 youth and outlined major efforts to expand youth employment opportunities, job creation and workforce development in the County of Los Angeles. ...
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HACLA Partners with the Mission Continues for Operation Watts Is Worth It at Nickerson Gardens
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) in partnership with the Mission Continues welcomed over 100 volunteers, 75 military veterans, and local partners to revitalize Nickerson Gardens public housing site located in Watts. Nickerson Gardens was selected for Operation Watts Is Worth It, as part of the third annual Mass Deployment Program by Mission Continues, a week-long program that brings together veterans from across the country to provide services for the communities in n...
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Sixteen Public Housing Youth Receive Scholarships; Summer Opportunity Program Kickoff
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) and Kids Progress, Inc. (KPI) hosted its 6th Annual Scholarship Celebration at USC’s Caruso Center. Sixteen (16) graduating high school seniors from various public housing developments were awarded scholarships towards their higher education. This fall, the scholarship recipients will be attending such schools as: Wellesley College, CSU Dominguez Hills, UCLA, Cal State Long Beach, UC Irvine, Cal State LA, Glendale Community College, C...
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HACLA and Primestor Break Ground at Jordan Downs Plaza

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HACLA and Primestor Break Ground at Jordan Downs Plaza
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HALA) together with Primestor Development, Inc., broke ground on 115,000 square-foot retail shopping center that will soon become the Jordan Downs Plaza on Friday, June 15th, 2018. Councilmember Joe Buscaino, Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson, HACLA President and CEO Doug Guthrie, partners, community leaders and Watts residents attended the groundbreaking ceremony on the 9.5-acre site between Alameda Avenue and the new extension of Century Boule...
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Groundbreaking of Sun Valley Senior Veterans Apartments
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) joined East LA Community Corporation (ELACC) and New Directions for Veterans in the groundbreaking ceremony of the Sun Valley Senior Veterans Apartments (SVSV). After its completion, SVSV will provide 96 units of permanent supportive housing and will house homeless and chronically homeless disabled veterans. On-site supportive services for the residents will be administered by New Directions for Veterans (NDVets). “Los Angeles is very f...
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U.S. Communities Purchasing Alliance Recognizes HACLA for Innovative Procurement Practices
HACLA was awarded an “U.S. Communities Excellence in Cooperative Purchasing Award” during its May Board of Commissioners meeting. Rob Fiorilli, Senior Program Manager with the U.S. Communities Purchasing Alliance presented the award to the agency, recognizing the General Services Department for its effective and efficient purchasing practices.  U.S. Communities identified HACLA as a key enthusiast for innovative procurement practices via its continuous use of the U. S. Communities contract off...
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HACLA Receives Ten Awards of Merit from NAHRO

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HACLA Receives Ten Awards of Merit from NAHRO
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of ten (10) Awards of Merit from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO). The Awards of Merit were awarded to the following programs/services:        Welcome Baby Program        Resident Student Author Book Publishing Program        The HIP Way to End Homelessness        Section 3 Program: Let’s Get to Work        HACLA Watts/Los Angeles WorkSource Cen...
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  • HACLA Receives Nation’s Largest Jobs Plus Initiative Grant from HUD
    LOS ANGELES – The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) was awarded a $3.7 Million Jobs Plus Initiative (JPI) grant by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The a...
  • HACLA Hosts State of the Agency Meeting
    The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles hosted an all staff State of the Agency Meeting at The Fields LA in Exposition Park. Over 630 HACLA employees attended the meeting including staf...
  • HACLA Celebrates Career Expansion Graduation
    The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA)’s Watts/Los Angeles WorkSource Center hosted the graduation for the first class of 16 Los Angeles Reconnections Career Academy (LARCA) 2.0 and...
  • Section 3 Resident Story: Meet Miriam
    Miriam Prince is a resident of the Nickerson Gardens public housing community where she lives with her five children, ages 1‐13. As a Security Officer for HACLA’s contractor Cypress Security Inc., M...