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Neighborhood Task Force Meets to Discuss the Redevelopment of Rancho San Pedro
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles along with EJP Consulting Group hosted a Neighborhood Task Force Meeting to kick off the implementation of the Choice Neighborhoods Planning & Action Grant. In February, HACLA was awarded the 1.3M grant by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support the development of a neighborhood transformation plan for Rancho San Pedro and Rancho San Pedro Extension in the Barton Hill-Downtown San Pedro neighborhood.    HUD offic...
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HACLA Commissioners Join CEO, Senior Staff and Developers on a Walk-through of the New Dana Strand Phase IV
HACLA hosted this month's Board of Commissioners Meeting at Dana Strand Senior Apartments, in Wilmington. Prior to the Board Meeting, HACLA Commissioners, CEO, Senior Staff and developers gathered for a walkthrough of Vista del Mar and Camino del Mar sites located across the street from the Dana Strand Senior Apartments. Vista del Mar and Camino del Mar comprise the fourth and final phase of the New Dana Strand Revitalization project that includes 176 service-enhanced, affordable homes, a...
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Family Self Sufficiency Program: Meet Natasha Lewis

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Family Self Sufficiency Program: Meet Natasha Lewis
When Natasha began the FSS program, she was a full-time student with a part-time job at her campus. Upon completion of her Certificate in Office Clerical and receiving an Associate Degree in Computer Administration and Office Technology but with no experience with office jobs, finding a full-time job was a very difficult task. “The struggle of looking for a job made me stronger, never weaker and with the encouragement and guidance of my FSS advisors I pushed harder to complete my set goals,” s...
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17 HACLA Youth Honored During College Signing Day at Dodgers Stadium
Minds Matter of Los Angeles, in partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation, the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and in collaboration with SoCal CAN, hosted a College Signing Day to celebrate 100 first-generation students who are going to college. HACLA’s 17 Project SOAR graduating seniors were invited to be honored at the event. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke at the event and took the opportunity to commend the students and their families for their commitment to highe...
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Jordan Downs Relocation Plan

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Jordan Downs Relocation Plan
The draft Jordan Downs Amended Relocation Plan is currently available for your review and comment. The Plan was posted on HACLA’s website on April 18, 2018 and will be considered by the HACLA Board of Commissioners for approval in a public hearing set for Thursday, May 24, 2018.  HACLA welcomes your feedback to the Relocation Plan.  You may access the Plan by clicking on this link Jordan Downs Relocation Plan, For Spanish click this link Jordan Downs Relocation Plan (Spanish) or you can review...
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From Public Housing to College: New National Pilot Helps Low-income Students in LA Make That Journey, EdSource
  Click here to read the full article about Project SOAR by EdSource.
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HACLA Joins Councilmember Joe Buscaino on a Tour of Jordan Downs Phase 1A Redevelopment
On April 6, 2018, HACLA was joined by Councilmember Joe Buscaino and Van Scott from Bridge Housing on a tour of phase 1A of the redevelopment of Jordan Downs in Watts. When the redevelopment is complete, the number of units will double from 700 to 1400 creating more affordable housing in Los Angeles with zero displacements along with a new 115,000 square foot retail center. An important component and source of pride in this transformative project is the hiring of community residents who are no...
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Family Self Sufficiency Program: Meet Lowell Jones

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Family Self Sufficiency Program: Meet Lowell Jones
Born in Chicago, Lowell Jones spent the first six years of his life bouncing between foster homes and boy’s schools.  During his childhood and most of his young adult life, Lowell went through numerous challenging experiences including drug addiction, depression, prison term, and a tragic loss of his brother who was fatally shot and died in his arms. Lowell joined the military service at seventeen. At that time, he was also married and had his first and only child. Upon release from his servic...
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Meet Guadalupe Felix: Youth of the Quarter

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Meet Guadalupe Felix: Youth of the Quarter
Guadalupe Felix is a Junior at Gonzalo Mendez High School in Boyle Heights. She has lived at the Estrada Courts public housing community in Boyle Heights for the past nine years. We are highlighting her as the youth of the quarter. Lupe’s passion for writing and her desire to use her talents to be the voice of her community is deserving of praise.  “Growing up in a low income community has played a big role in my activism … I sought a way to voice my community's concerns and accomplishments ...
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HACLA Awarded $1.3M Choice Neighborhoods Planning and Action Grant
LOS ANGELES – The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) today announced it has received a Choice Neighborhoods Planning and Action Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The $1.3M grant will support the development of a neighborhood transformation plan for Rancho San Pedro and Rancho San Pedro Extension in the Barton Hill-Downtown San Pedro neighborhood.   “This planning grant will give us an opportunity to work with San Pedro residents and stak...
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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...