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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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Imperial Courts Youth Writes History

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Imperial Courts Youth Writes History
Imperial Courts made history by inaugurating its first student authors at a book signing event held at Cal State University, Dominguez Hills on Thursday, February 22, 2018. Six Imperial Courts’ youth residents (Marveon Mabon, Te’yanah Owens, Ariana Alvarez, Mitchell Friend, Brenijia Barnes and Samone Edwards) came together with the Publishing Hope & Branding A+ Behavior (PHABB 5) Program to publish Imperial Courts’ first student author book, Imperial Guards. The book consists of six shor...
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WorkForce Development Unit Provides a Path to Employment
Laura Rodriguez understands the struggles of living on a fixed income and trying to make it month by month. She lived at the Nickerson Gardens public housing development from 1985 to 1991.  Laura is one of three case managers with the Housing Authority’s Workforce Development Unit. She’s been helping clients for 28 years. “Helping people who didn’t think they can earn money build a path toward a career is what I enjoy the most,” said Rodriguez. For nearly three decades HACLA has operated ...
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Mar Vista Garden’s youth, Salvador Molina, Receives Youth of the Year Award
Salvador Molina, a 17-year-old resident of Mar Vista Gardens and a member of the Jack and Cindy Jones Club house of the Boys and Girls Club of Mar Vista Gardens, was presented with the 2018 Youth of the Year award for The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica. Winning the Youth of the Year award for The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica was like a dream come true for Molina. When Molina enters a room, his positive demeanor easily lights up the room. He’s been described by his peers as a po...
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  • 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...
  • Grand Opening of El Segundo and 127th Street Apartments
    The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) joined Meta Housing Corporation for the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the El Segundo and 127th Street Apartments in Harbor Gatew...
  • Section 3 Resident Story: Meet Sonia
    Sonia Rodriquez is no stranger to balancing the challenges of life. This single mother of five has often worked several jobs to support her family. She now lives with her children at the Pueblo Del Ri...
  • Ribbon Cutting of Watts Empowerment Center Sports Complex
      The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) together with Red Eye Inc., partners, celebrities, guests and Watts residents celebrated the ribbon cutting ceremony of the Watts Empowe...