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Twenty-seven Public Housing High School Graduates Receive Academic Scholarships to Pursue Higher Education
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) awarded twenty-seven (27) students from housing developments academic scholarships towards their college education. Selected students were from multiple developments, and in the fall will be attending a wide range of schools from UC Berkeley to the San Francisco Art Institute. The event was preceded by last week’s scholarship workshop, where the selected students were invited to HACLA to learn about other opportunities for financial aid ...
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All-Boys Watts High School Has 100 Percent College Acceptance
Many of theHousing Authority of the City of Los Angles public housing youth attend Verbum Dei High School in Watts and we would like to congratulate them on their motivation to succeed. Please click here to watch the video and read a full story.
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Mar Vista Gardens Step Team Perform at the National Conference in Chicago
Six Mar Vista Gardens Boys & Girls Club members ages 9 through 13 traveled to Chicago to perform at the National Conference on May 15.  The Step Team submitted a video of their routine and was selected to showcase their talent as part of the conferences’ grand finale.   The Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) hosts an annual National Conference that gathers over 2,500 community leaders in youth development and Club professionals involved with Boys & Girls Clubs around the world. ...
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VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald, Congressman Xavier Becerra and Congressman Ted Lieu Visit HACLA
VA and HACLA Coordinate to End Veteran Homelessness
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Grand Opening of the Blue Butterfly for Homeless Female Veterans with Children
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles has allocated 73 project based  VASH vouchers for the Blue Butterfly community. For details on this project, please click to read the LA Times article
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Grand Opening of Pueblo Del Rio's
The youth at Pueblo Del Rio have a new way to explore the love of reading thanks to a generous donation from the LAPD Police Athletic & Activities League (PAAL). Housing Authority staff, along with PAAL and residents of the community cut the ribbon to announce the grand opening of Pueblo Del Rio's Little Free Library at the Alba Center. The Little Free Library is a library on wheels that offers books to people of all ages. The purpose of Little Free Library is to promote literacy and passion...
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Grand Opening of Skid Row’s New Star Apartments

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Grand Opening of Skid Row’s New Star Apartments
October 8, 2014 - The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles helped celebrate the grand opening of the new Star Apartments in downtown Los Angeles. Skid Row’s new Star Apartments consist of 102 pre-fabricated modular apartments in a sleek and well-designed building developed by the Skid Row Housing Trust. The new Star Apartments provide, "healthy and sustainable homes with supportive services to disabled men and women experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles" (www.Skidrow.org).
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The 2nd Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner hosted by the Boys and Girls Club of Mar Vista Gardens
The Boys & Girls Club of Mar Vista Gardens hosted their 2nd annual pre-Thanksgiving dinner for the Mar Vista Gardens community. This event was made possible thanks to volunteers, sponsors and a generous donation from Ralphs, who donated 95% of the food for this occasion. Over 50 volunteers served more than 400 meals to families residing at the Mar Vista Gardens public housing community in West Los Angeles.
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Jumpstart Volunteers Help Build Literacy Skills at Estrada Courts Public Housing
Six Jumpstart Foster Grandparent volunteers are the newest addition to the Housing Authority’s tool in helping youth attain 3rd grade reading proficiency at Estrada Learning Center. According to State test results, many of our youth are not meeting the third grade reading standard. For example, only 29% of the students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds attending Christopher Dena Elementary School near Estrada Courts public housing are meeting the standard for third grade English-Langu...
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  • HACLA Receives Nation’s Largest Jobs Plus Initiative Grant from HUD
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