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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 Honors Chief Charlie Beck of the Los Angeles Police Department
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles honored Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck on Thursday, May 24th at the monthly Board Meeting. HACLA President and CEO Doug Guthrie presented the award to Chief Beck in recognition of his decades of service to the residents of the City of Los Angeles as well as for his support and dedication to the Community Safety Partnership (CSP) Program. Chief Charlie Beck has announced his retirement from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD...
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Pueblo Del Rio Participates in Neighborhood Health Day

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Pueblo Del Rio Participates in Neighborhood Health Day
Cedars Sinai Medical Center in partnership with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) and COACH for Kids hosted a Neighborhood Health Day at Pueblo del Rio community to promote healthy living and offer free health screenings for the residents. Representatives from the following organizations attended the Health Day: Los Angeles Christian Health Centers, Cedars Sinai, Watts Counseling & Learning Center, Watts Health, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital and Coa...
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Jordan Downs Relocation Plan Q & A

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Jordan Downs Relocation Plan Q & A
Question & Answer responses to resident comments received during the 30 day public comment period between November 21st and December 12th, 2016. Click Here for Information.
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Housing Authority’s Section 8 Program Receives a Perfect Score from the Federal Government
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) today announced it has received a perfect score of 100% from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for its management and administration of the Housing Choice Voucher program also known as Section 8.  The grading system, Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP), is a report card for public housing agencies (PHAs) who administer the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8).  The review assesses PHA’s qual...
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  • 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...
  • Housing Authority’s Section 8 Program Receives a Perfect Score from the Federal Government for the Fourth Year
    The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) has once again received a perfect score of 100% from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for its management and administ...