Applying for Public Housing

The Housing Authority manages 14 large family public housing locations (consisting of more than 6,500 units) throughout Los Angeles.

To learn more about the program, available sites, and information you'll need to bring with you to   your initial interview, please view the

How to Apply

To apply for public housing, please complete the Application for Public Housing available in English  and Spanish and mail it to:

Housing Authority Application Center
2600 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90057

Telephone: (213) 252-1020
Copies of the Application for Public Housing are also available at the Housing Authority Application Center and at any one of our public housing sites during our regular business hours, Monday to Friday from 8:30AM to 4:00PM. Here is the list of addresses to our public housing sites.

  Waiting List  
   The waiting list for public housing is generally shorter   
   than the Section 8 waiting list. The Housing Authority
   of the City of Los Angeles operates one City-wide waiting
   list for the Public Housing Program.   Applicants will be
   provided up to three offers of units at three different
   sites. Offers are generated at random based upon the 
   vacancies ready for occupancy at the time of the offer. 

   Applicants do not get to "pick" their site.
   Applicant families who qualify for a local preference shall
   have preference for admission. In accordance with Section
   I K of the ACOP, local preferences shall be given to  
   applicant families whose head or cohead is:
  1. Working at least 20 hours per week at the State's minimum wage; or
  2. Is attending an accredited institution of higher learning (college, trade school, vocational school) full-time, and the course of study is expected to lead to employment; or
  3. Is working and attending an institution of higher learning, and the combined total is at least 20 hours per week; or
  4. Otherwise equally income self-sufficient; or
  5. Families whose family head and cohead, or whose sole member, are disabled or age 62 years of age and older will also receive this preference.          

For more information refer to the Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP).  

Income Limits/Eligibility

The annual income limits are established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Annual income is the applicant family's income before any deductions.

Effective March 12, 2015 the following income limits shall apply
Number of Persons In Household
Extremely Low Income (30% of AMI)
Very Low Income (50% of AMI)
Low Income (80% of AMI)
$ 71,750


Content Last Updated: December, 2012