HACLA RSS Feed HACLA no http://www.hacla.org/en/rss HACLA http://www.hacla.org/tresources/en/images/icons/tendenci34x15.gif http://www.hacla.org/en/rss HACLA and Podcast Copyright 2015 HACLA Tendenci Association Software by Schipul - The Web Marketing Company en-us noemail@hacla.org(Webmaster) hacla noemail@hacla.org Tue, 24 Feb 2015 01:17:53 GMT Events http://www.hacla.org/en/cev/686 Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting on 26-Feb-15 9:00 AM Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting
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Events http://www.hacla.org/en/cev/667 Owner Orientation on 12-Mar-15 10:00 AM Owner Orientation
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Events http://www.hacla.org/en/cev/668 Owner Orientation on 9-Apr-15 10:00 AM Owner Orientation
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Events http://www.hacla.org/en/cev/678 S8 Advisory Meeting on 17-Apr-15 3:00 PM S8 Advisory Meeting
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Events http://www.hacla.org/en/cev/669 Owner Orientation on 7-May-15 10:00 AM Owner Orientation
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Events http://www.hacla.org/en/cev/670 Owner Orientation on 11-Jun-15 10:00 AM Owner Orientation
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Articles http://www.hacla.org/en/art/20/ Plan to Redevelop Jordan Downs Gains Traction in L.A. <span ><span ><span ><span ><span ><span ><span ><span ><span ><span ><span ><span ><span ><span ><span ><span ><span ><span ><span ><span ><span ><span ><span ><span ><span ><span >Published in the</span></span></span></span><strong> </strong><span ><em>California Real Estate Journal, on May 26, 2009</em><br> <a href="http://www.carealestatejournal.com/" target="_blank">Click here </a>for full article<br> </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span> <br><br>2-Jul-09 12:00 PM Plan to Redevelop Jordan Downs Gains Traction in L.A. Published in the California Real Estate Journal, on May 26, 2009 Click here for full article no http://www.hacla.org/en/art/20/ Thu, 02 Jul 2009 19:00:00 GMT Articles http://www.hacla.org/en/art/19/ LA County offering free, anonymous STD test kits <div><span ><span ><span ><span ><span ><span ><span ><span ><span ><span ><span >The "DontThinkKnow.org" program will allow women to order free test kits. <br> <br> To order a test kit call (800) <span ><span >758-0880 or go to </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span><a href="http://www.dailynews.com/news/www.DontThinkKnow.org."><span ><span ><span ><span ><span ><span ><span ><span ><span >www.DontThinkKnow.org</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a></div> </span></span></span></span> <br><br>2-Jul-09 12:00 PM LA County offering free, anonymous STD test kits The "DontThinkKnow.org" program will allow women to order free test kits. To order a test kit call (800) 758-0880 or go to www.DontThinkKnow.org no http://www.hacla.org/en/art/19/ Thu, 02 Jul 2009 19:00:00 GMT Articles http://www.hacla.org/en/art/16/ Scholarships for High School Seniors Living in Public or Assisted Housing <font size="2"> <p><strong><span >HACLA is pleased to announce that Public Housing Authorities Directors Association (PHADA) is accepting applications for scholarships for high school students living in public or assisted housing. HACLA encourages all students who qualify to apply for these scholarships. This is a great opportunity to relieve the financial burdens associated with college tuition, books and other activities related to college education.</span></strong><span ><br> <br> <strong><span >To encourage academic excellence and community responsibility among high school students, Public Housing Authorities Directors Association (PHADA) has implemented a scholarship program for graduating seniors who are preparing to enter college. In 2009, PHADA will proudly award the following three scholarships to deserving high school seniors residing in public and assisted housing: </span></strong></span></p> <p><strong><span >• Bollinger Scholarship - $7000.00</span></strong><span ><br> (Named for Stephen J. Bollinger, one of PHADA’s founding Members and former HUD Assistant Secretary in the early 1980’s.) <br> <strong><span >• HD Supply Scholarship - $5000.00</span></strong><br> <strong><span >• Freedom Scholarship - $5000.00</span></strong></span></p> <div><span >The links to the application brochure and the form are below:</span> <br> <span ><a href="/attachments/wysiwyg/10/2009BollingerScholarshipPacket.pdf" target="_blank"><span >2009 Scholarship Application Information and Requirement Checklist</span></a></span> <div><span ><a href="/attachments/wysiwyg/10/2009_PHADA_Scholarship_Form.pdf" target="_blank"><span >2009 Scholarship Application</span> </a></span></div> </div> <p><span >For information on the scholarship and how to apply, visit the <a href="http://www.phada.org/scholarship_program.php" target="_blank">PHADA website</a>. </span></p> <p><span >HACLA looks forward to receiving your applications and wishes you success!</span></p> </font> <br><br>6-Nov-08 2:00 PM Scholarships for High School Seniors Living in Public or Assisted Housing HACLA is pleased to announce that Public Housing Authorities Directors Association (PHADA) is accepting applications for scholarships for high school students living in public or assisted housing. HACLA encourages all students who qualify to apply for these scholarships. This is a great opportunity to relieve the financial burdens associated with college tuition, books and other activities related to college education. To encourage academic excellence and community responsibility among high school students, Public Housing Authorities Directors Association (PHADA) has implemented a scholarship program for graduating seniors who are preparing to enter college. In 2009, PHADA will proudly award the following three scholarships to deserving high school seniors residing in public and assisted housing: • Bollinger Scholarship - $7000.00 (Named for Stephen J. Bollinger, one of PHADA’s founding Members and former HUD Assistant Secretary in the early 1980’s.) • HD Supply Scholarship - $5000.00 • Freedom Scholarship - $5000.00 The links to the application brochure and the form are below: 2009 Scholarship Application Information and Requirement Checklist 2009 Scholarship Application For information on the scholarship and how to apply, visit the PHADA website. HACLA looks forward to receiving your applications and wishes you success! no http://www.hacla.org/en/art/16/ Thu, 06 Nov 2008 22:00:00 GMT Articles http://www.hacla.org/en/art/13/ Scheme to Sell Fraudulent Section 8 Vouchers Exposed: Police Arrest Three Suspects <p>Aug. 29, 2008</p> <p>Los Angeles -- This morning, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Rampart Division detectives arrested three people for operating a confidence scheme to sell fraudulent Section 8 housing vouchers. The arrests were part of a joint operation involving LAPD and the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA). </p> <p>The scam, which was advertised on the Internet at the Craigslist website, promised Section 8 vouchers to renters in exchange for a cash payment of $2,500. Victims were instructed to call a phone number and were then interviewed by someone posing as a HACLA official. Later, if the victim agreed, the “official” would arrange a meeting that was often staged at or near a HACLA facility.</p> <p>During the meeting, the suspect(s) would show the victim an authentic-looking HACLA identification card and provide a document resembling a Section 8 receipt or voucher in exchange for $2,500. After the transaction, the suspect would vanish and change the listed telephone number. If the victim couldn’t provide the entire $2,500 in one payment, the scheme would continue until all partial payments were made, after which the phone number would be disconnected.</p> <p>Potential victims may have been quite vulnerable to the scheme because genuine Section 8 vouchers are very much in demand and valuable, enabling those with low-incomes to rent housing for rates far below current market levels.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>To date, at least five of these crimes are known to have been committed, with one of the five occurring in Inglewood. Detectives believe the suspects could be responsible for many more similar crimes because their scheme was advertised on the Internet. Anyone who believes he/she has been a victim or has information about other potential victims, is asked to call LAPD Rampart Detective Division at 213-484-3450. After hours and on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAW-FULL (529-3855). </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br><br>29-Aug-08 0:00 AM Scheme to Sell Fraudulent Section 8 Vouchers Exposed: Police Arrest Three Suspects Aug. 29, 2008 Los Angeles -- This morning, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Rampart Division detectives arrested three people for operating a confidence scheme to sell fraudulent Section 8 housing vouchers. The arrests were part of a joint operation involving LAPD and the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA). The scam, which was advertised on the Internet at the Craigslist website, promised Section 8 vouchers to renters in exchange for a cash payment of $2,500. Victims were instructed to call a phone number and were then interviewed by someone posing as a HACLA official. Later, if the victim agreed, the “official” would arrange a meeting that was often staged at or near a HACLA facility. During the meeting, the suspect(s) would show the victim an authentic-looking HACLA identification card and provide a document resembling a Section 8 receipt or voucher in exchange for $2,500. After the transaction, the suspect would vanish and change the listed telephone number. If the victim couldn’t provide the entire $2,500 in one payment, the scheme would continue until all partial payments were made, after which the phone number would be disconnected. Potential victims may have been quite vulnerable to the scheme because genuine Section 8 vouchers are very much in demand and valuable, enabling those with low-incomes to rent housing for rates far below current market levels. To date, at least five of these crimes are known to have been committed, with one of the five occurring in Inglewood. Detectives believe the suspects could be responsible for many more similar crimes because their scheme was advertised on the Internet. Anyone who believes he/she has been a victim or has information about other potential victims, is asked to call LAPD Rampart Detective Division at 213-484-3450. After hours and on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAW-FULL (529-3855). no http://www.hacla.org/en/art/13/ Fri, 29 Aug 2008 07:00:00 GMT Articles http://www.hacla.org/en/art/4/ Council to Vote on Gang Prevention Contracts <p><span ><span ><span ><span ><span ><span >Aug. 15, 2008 -- Six organizations that work to keep youths in high- crime areas out of gangs are expected to receive one-year contracts today as part of the reorganization of the city's anti-gang programs. </span></p> <p><span >The recommendations for the one-year $500,000 contracts for each organization will be considered by the Los Angeles City Council. The contractors were selected by panels made up of law enforcement officers, gang experts and community members. </span></p> <p><span >The recommended contractors are: </span></p> <ul type="square"> <li><span >Community Build in the Baldwin Village area; </span></li> <li><span >Childrens</span><span > Hospital Los Angeles in Cypress Park; </span></li> <li><span >Los Angeles Metropolitan Churches in the Florence-Graham area; </span></li> <li><span >People Coordinated Services in the Newton area; </span></li> <li><span >El Nido Family Centers in Pacoima; and </span></li> <li><span >Violence Intervention Program in Ramona Gardens. </span></li> </ul> <p><span >Community Build and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles were previously awarded contracts through L.A. Bridges, the anti-gang city initiative that will end at the end of the year. On July 1, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa assumed control of the city's anti-gang strategy. </span></p> <p><span >City officials plan to award six additional contracts for prevention services and 12 contracts for intervention work later this fall. </span></p> <p><span >The goals of the one-year programs are to prevent children ages 10 to 15 from joining gangs, and reducing the level of association with gang members. </span></p> <p><span >Each program must work with at least 100 youths who are most at risk of joining a gang. </span></p> <p><span >Providers are required to have a minimum of three face-to-face meetings with the children every week and at least one monthly visit with the parents. </span></p> <p><span >The six risk factors that increase a child's chances of joining a gang are a lack of parental supervision; early childhood aggression; delinquent beliefs, including acceptance of antisocial behaviors; negative life events; having peers involved in deviant behavior; and a commitment to street-oriented peers. </span></p> </span></span></span></span></span> <br><br>15-Aug-08 8:30 AM Council to Vote on Gang Prevention Contracts Aug. 15, 2008 -- Six organizations that work to keep youths in high- crime areas out of gangs are expected to receive one-year contracts today as part of the reorganization of the city's anti-gang programs. The recommendations for the one-year $500,000 contracts for each organization will be considered by the Los Angeles City Council. The contractors were selected by panels made up of law enforcement officers, gang experts and community members. The recommended contractors are: Community Build in the Baldwin Village area; Childrens Hospital Los Angeles in Cypress Park; Los Angeles Metropolitan Churches in the Florence-Graham area; People Coordinated Services in the Newton area; El Nido Family Centers in Pacoima; and Violence Intervention Program in Ramona Gardens. Community Build and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles were previously awarded contracts through L.A. Bridges, the anti-gang city initiative that will end at the end of the year. On July 1, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa assumed control of the city's anti-gang strategy. City officials plan to award six additional contracts for prevention services and 12 contracts for intervention work later this fall. The goals of the one-year programs are to prevent children ages 10 to 15 from joining gangs, and reducing the level of association with gang members. Each program must work with at least 100 youths who are most at risk of joining a gang. Providers are required to have a minimum of three face-to-face meetings with the children every week and at least one monthly visit with the parents. The six risk factors that increase a child's chances of joining a gang are a lack of parental supervision; early childhood aggression; delinquent beliefs, including acceptance of antisocial behaviors; negative life events; having peers involved in deviant behavior; and a commitment to street-oriented peers. no http://www.hacla.org/en/art/4/ Debru Petrov - noemail@hacla.org Fri, 15 Aug 2008 15:30:00 GMT Articles http://www.hacla.org/en/art/2/ Racial harmony on display at Watts basketball tournament <p ></p> <div align="justify"><span >July 17, 2008<br> <br> <div align="center"><img height="253" alt="" src="/attachments/wysiwyg/10/IMG_3562.JPG" width="378" align="left" border="0" /></div> The gym in the Nickerson Gardens housing project can be an unfriendly place for anyone who dares to enter without a tough, competitive game of basketball.<br> <br> Just ask the Latino players from East Wilmington who, in May, for the first time, drove 15 miles to Watts to join the project's Moonlight basketball league. When they walked on the court, they were greeted with a chorus of taunts, and someone in the crowd issued a blunt warning: "You better not bring any weak stuff in here!"</span></div> <p ><span >The 12 young men didn't flinch; they knew they would have to prove themselves if they wanted respect in a tournament dominated by African Americans.<br> <br> They were shorter than the players on the other top teams, and not quite as fast. Still, they were every bit as tenacious, and at times a little cocky. They had grown up together, were confident in one another's games and knew that when all else failed, they could rely on their star player: Joey Saavedra, a 24-year-old sharpshooter and former Banning High School superstar who dropped out of sight four years ago after being convicted of attempted armed robbery.<br> <br> Joey was back and ready to make a difference.<br> <br> With the 6-footer leading the way, East Wilmington, one of four Latino teams participating in the 12-team tournament, began winning games and gaining the respect of the players and admiration of the fans.<br> <br> "This is good for the community," said Donny Joubert, who runs the Moonlight league, an offshoot of midnight basketball programs established in the early '90s to reduce gang violence. "This is not just an African American gym."<br> <br> From the first tip-off of the tournament, all eyes were on Saavedra.<br> <br> "He is a one-man show," said Coach Manuel Panduro. "But he also makes everybody else on his team play better."<br> <br> Those in the stands noted Saavedra's cross-over dribble, his moves and his shooting accuracy.<br> <br> "He plays with a lot of soul," said Hank Henderson, a recreation assistant at Nickerson Gardens. "Joey is gifted. He can shake and bake, drop back and hit a three-pointer or make a move like Michael Jordan."<br> <br> In one dramatic finish, Saavedra knocked a ball out of the hands of an opposing player, ran down the court to catch a pass and laid the ball in the basket as the buzzer went off ending the game.<br> <br> The stands emptied and a celebration broke out on the court. But then the referees denied the basket, declaring that the shot came too late, just after the buzzer. Saavedra's team won in overtime.<br> <br> It was that way at Banning High, where the young player rose to fame, averaging just under 32 points a game. Once, after a 44-point burst, including 10 three-pointers, an opposing coach compared Saavedra's offensive talents to Inglewood High School graduate Paul Pierce, who, as a professional this year, led the Boston Celtics to the NBA championship.<br> <br> Sam Turks, a 32-year-old point guard on the Compton squad who played high school ball with Pierce, agreed. He said he was aware of Saavedra's reputation by the time he had to cover him. <br> <br> "I was told he could shoot and not to leave him open," Turks said. "They didn't tell me that I could have two hands in his face and he could still knock it down."<br> <br> At Los Angeles Harbor College, Coach Tony Carter-Loza had high expectations for Saavedra when he started playing for the team in 2003. The Seahawks were off to a better start than in previous seasons, but then Carter-Loza received a call during the winter break. Saavedra had been arrested in a car with two other men and charged with attempted robbery. <br> <br> "He doesn't seem to want to leave the guys he grew up with," Carter-Loza said. "There's nothing wrong with that. But as time goes on everyone, sooner or later, moves in different directions."<br> <br> Saavedra sees that chapter in his life as a big mistake. "It was a dumb thing to do," he said. "We didn't need the money."<br> <br> At the California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi, where he finished his 18-month sentence, Saavedra recalls serving his time in a holding cell. "There was nothing to do," he recalled. "I keep it in my past. There was time to wash clothes, take baths and try to keep busy. It was all a sign from God. It opened my eyes."<br> <br> In August 2005, to celebrate his release from prison -- and to keep him closer to home -- Saavedra's family paved over the backyard and built a basketball court. He returned to the sport he loved. <br> <br> At Nickerson Gardens, Joubert said he has heard similar stories.<br> <br> "We have a lot of kids who get caught up in the life," he said. "The goal is to get them back on track, go to work, go back to school and do something positive in their lives."<br> <br> East Wilmington wasn't an obvious entry in the Nickerson Gardens tournament. Some of the players were reluctant to face teams that bore some familiar names: the Compton All-Stars, Fremont, Imperial Courts, Nickerson Gardens. <br> <br> "Are you serious?" Freddie Lopez, East Wilmington's 6-foot-3 center, asked his coach. "We're not going to play in Nickerson Gardens. That's in the middle of Watts."<br> <br> But Joubert said the tournament established a "safe zone" around the recreation center, bringing in community members as a private security team -- the same force recently enlisted to provide help at the 109th Street Pool, which was shut down one Sunday last month after a band of young men took it over.<br> <br> In addition, Joubert arranged to have an L.A. Police Department patrol car stationed outside the center.<br> <br> After a few games, Joubert received a call from one of the coaches of the Latino teams.<br> <br> "They felt so comfortable with the tournament that they wanted to know if it was OK to bring their families to the games," he recalled. "I said, 'Sure, bring them!' Then, suddenly, the mothers and the little kids were here."<br> <br> Saavedra said the tournament helped his self-confidence. <br> <br> "You have a lot of guys who say, 'If you can play here, you can play anywhere,' " Saavedra said. "To hear that can only make me better. I want to play against the best. I'm 24. I don't want to look back at my life and have any regrets. I want to say at least I gave it a shot."<br> <br> The East Wilmington players made it to the semifinals but failed to make it to the finals of the tournament. They were beaten by Compton, which lost to Fremont.<br> <br> But the men from East Wilmington made their mark. At tonight's awards banquet at the Nickerson Gardens recreation center they will all be recognized. <br> <br> And Joey Saavedra will get the award for Most Valuable Player.<br> <br> </p> </span> <div ><span >By John L. Mitchell, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer <br> </span> <div><span ><a href="mailto:john.mitchell@latimes.com"><span >john.mitchell@latimes.com</span></a></span></div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br><br>17-Jul-08 3:00 PM Racial harmony on display at Watts basketball tournament July 17, 2008 The gym in the Nickerson Gardens housing project can be an unfriendly place for anyone who dares to enter without a tough, competitive game of basketball. Just ask the Latino players from East Wilmington who, in May, for the first time, drove 15 miles to Watts to join the project's Moonlight basketball league. When they walked on the court, they were greeted with a chorus of taunts, and someone in the crowd issued a blunt warning: "You better not bring any weak stuff in here!" The 12 young men didn't flinch; they knew they would have to prove themselves if they wanted respect in a tournament dominated by African Americans. They were shorter than the players on the other top teams, and not quite as fast. Still, they were every bit as tenacious, and at times a little cocky. They had grown up together, were confident in one another's games and knew that when all else failed, they could rely on their star player: Joey Saavedra, a 24-year-old sharpshooter and former Banning High School superstar who dropped out of sight four years ago after being convicted of attempted armed robbery. Joey was back and ready to make a difference. With the 6-footer leading the way, East Wilmington, one of four Latino teams participating in the 12-team tournament, began winning games and gaining the respect of the players and admiration of the fans. "This is good for the community," said Donny Joubert, who runs the Moonlight league, an offshoot of midnight basketball programs established in the early '90s to reduce gang violence. "This is not just an African American gym." From the first tip-off of the tournament, all eyes were on Saavedra. "He is a one-man show," said Coach Manuel Panduro. "But he also makes everybody else on his team play better." Those in the stands noted Saavedra's cross-over dribble, his moves and his shooting accuracy. "He plays with a lot of soul," said Hank Henderson, a recreation assistant at Nickerson Gardens. "Joey is gifted. He can shake and bake, drop back and hit a three-pointer or make a move like Michael Jordan." In one dramatic finish, Saavedra knocked a ball out of the hands of an opposing player, ran down the court to catch a pass and laid the ball in the basket as the buzzer went off ending the game. The stands emptied and a celebration broke out on the court. But then the referees denied the basket, declaring that the shot came too late, just after the buzzer. Saavedra's team won in overtime. It was that way at Banning High, where the young player rose to fame, averaging just under 32 points a game. Once, after a 44-point burst, including 10 three-pointers, an opposing coach compared Saavedra's offensive talents to Inglewood High School graduate Paul Pierce, who, as a professional this year, led the Boston Celtics to the NBA championship. Sam Turks, a 32-year-old point guard on the Compton squad who played high school ball with Pierce, agreed. He said he was aware of Saavedra's reputation by the time he had to cover him. "I was told he could shoot and not to leave him open," Turks said. "They didn't tell me that I could have two hands in his face and he could still knock it down." At Los Angeles Harbor College, Coach Tony Carter-Loza had high expectations for Saavedra when he started playing for the team in 2003. The Seahawks were off to a better start than in previous seasons, but then Carter-Loza received a call during the winter break. Saavedra had been arrested in a car with two other men and charged with attempted robbery. "He doesn't seem to want to leave the guys he grew up with," Carter-Loza said. "There's nothing wrong with that. But as time goes on everyone, sooner or later, moves in different directions." Saavedra sees that chapter in his life as a big mistake. "It was a dumb thing to do," he said. "We didn't need the money." At the California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi, where he finished his 18-month sentence, Saavedra recalls serving his time in a holding cell. "There was nothing to do," he recalled. "I keep it in my past. There was time to wash clothes, take baths and try to keep busy. It was all a sign from God. It opened my eyes." In August 2005, to celebrate his release from prison -- and to keep him closer to home -- Saavedra's family paved over the backyard and built a basketball court. He returned to the sport he loved. At Nickerson Gardens, Joubert said he has heard similar stories. "We have a lot of kids who get caught up in the life," he said. "The goal is to get them back on track, go to work, go back to school and do something positive in their lives." East Wilmington wasn't an obvious entry in the Nickerson Gardens tournament. Some of the players were reluctant to face teams that bore some familiar names: the Compton All-Stars, Fremont, Imperial Courts, Nickerson Gardens. "Are you serious?" Freddie Lopez, East Wilmington's 6-foot-3 center, asked his coach. "We're not going to play in Nickerson Gardens. That's in the middle of Watts." But Joubert said the tournament established a "safe zone" around the recreation center, bringing in community members as a private security team -- the same force recently enlisted to provide help at the 109th Street Pool, which was shut down one Sunday last month after a band of young men took it over. In addition, Joubert arranged to have an L.A. Police Department patrol car stationed outside the center. After a few games, Joubert received a call from one of the coaches of the Latino teams. "They felt so comfortable with the tournament that they wanted to know if it was OK to bring their families to the games," he recalled. "I said, 'Sure, bring them!' Then, suddenly, the mothers and the little kids were here." Saavedra said the tournament helped his self-confidence. "You have a lot of guys who say, 'If you can play here, you can play anywhere,' " Saavedra said. "To hear that can only make me better. I want to play against the best. I'm 24. I don't want to look back at my life and have any regrets. I want to say at least I gave it a shot." The East Wilmington players made it to the semifinals but failed to make it to the finals of the tournament. They were beaten by Compton, which lost to Fremont. But the men from East Wilmington made their mark. At tonight's awards banquet at the Nickerson Gardens recreation center they will all be recognized. And Joey Saavedra will get the award for Most Valuable Player. By John L. Mitchell, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer john.mitchell@latimes.com no http://www.hacla.org/en/art/2/ John L. Mitchell - noemail@hacla.org Thu, 17 Jul 2008 22:00:00 GMT Release http://www.hacla.org/en/rel/1270/ Notice of Finding of No Significant Impact, Jordan Downs <div>Please click here to see the notice: <font face="Arial"><a href="http://www.hacla.org/attachments/contentmanagers/60/JDimpact.pdf">http://www.hacla.org/attachments/contentmanagers/60/JDimpact.pdf</a></font> </div> http://www.hacla.org/en/rel/1270/ noemail@hacla.org Tue, 18 Nov 2014 21:00:00 GMT Release http://www.hacla.org/en/rel/1269/ HACLA and LAPDs Partnership Program Featured in LA Times <div>Click&nbsp;<a href="http://www.hacla.org/en/cms/10009/" target="_blank">Here</a> to read more. </div> http://www.hacla.org/en/rel/1269/ noemail@hacla.org Wed, 12 Nov 2014 22:00:00 GMT Release http://www.hacla.org/en/rel/1267/ City's Free Summer Lunch Program LAUSD, city partner to provide kids meals all summer By Thomas Himes, Los Angeles Daily News Posted: 06/05/14, 7:52 PM PDT School-age children will be able to eat for free this summer, thanks to federal funding and a partnership between Los Angeles Unified and city officials. From Monday to Aug. 8, kids up to 18 years old will be able to feast on free lunches at 317 schools and 105 city recreation centers. The first-ever program, called “Food That’s In, When School Is Out” was announced Thursday by district and city officials, who said they plan on serving up some 4.5 million lunches this summer. While 520,000 LAUSD students qualify for free or reduced lunches during the school year, there will be no paperwork to fill out or income requirements to meet for meals over the summer, LAUSD’s Food Services Director David Binkle said. “They just come and eat,” Binkle said. “They have a good meal, and then they can come back the next day.”... http://www.hacla.org/en/rel/1267/ noemail@hacla.org Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:00:00 GMT Release http://www.hacla.org/en/rel/1266/ HACLA and LAPD Sponsor Watts Girl Scouts <font face="Arial"><font face="Arial"><a href="http://www.hacla.org/hacla-and-lapd-sponsor/" target="_blank"><font face="Arial"><font face="Arial">Click Here</font></font></a> to Read More</font> </font> http://www.hacla.org/en/rel/1266/ noemail@hacla.org Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Release http://www.hacla.org/en/rel/1265/ HACLA recognizes Youth Essay and Poster Contest Winners <p class="MsoNormal" ><a href="http://www.hacla.org/en/cms/10525/" target="_blank">Click Here</a>&nbsp;to read more.</p> http://www.hacla.org/en/rel/1265/ noemail@hacla.org Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:00:00 GMT Release http://www.hacla.org/en/rel/1272/ HACLA Celebrates the Development of Path Villas at Del Rey <div>Please Click <a href="http://www.hacla.org/en/cms/10596/" target="_blank"> Here </a> to read more.</div> http://www.hacla.org/en/rel/1272/ noemail@hacla.org Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:00:00 GMT Release http://www.hacla.org/en/rel/1264/ Providing Young Girls in Watts with Opportunities, HACLA Funds Girls Scouts Program <div><a href="http://www.hacla.org/hacla-and-lapd-sponsor/" target="_blank">Click here</a>&nbsp;to read more. </div> http://www.hacla.org/en/rel/1264/ noemail@hacla.org Fri, 27 Jun 2014 23:00:00 GMT Release http://www.hacla.org/en/rel/1273/ HACLA Provides Scholarships to Public Housing Youth <div>Please Click here to read more regarding the <font face="Arial"><a href="http://www.hacla.org/en/cms/10482/"> Scholarships to Public Housing Youth</a></font></div> http://www.hacla.org/en/rel/1273/ noemail@hacla.org Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:00:00 GMT Release http://www.hacla.org/en/rel/1262/ Kids Progress, Inc. Receives $25,000 Grant From Google to Provide Digital Literacy Training for Public Housing Residents <div><a href="http://www.hacla.org/attachments/contentmanagers/60/GOOGLEgrant.pdf" target="_blank">Click Here</a>&nbsp;to Read More</div> http://www.hacla.org/en/rel/1262/ noemail@hacla.org Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:00:00 GMT Release http://www.hacla.org/en/rel/1260/ Grand Opening of New Directions Sepulveda I & II for 147 Homeless and Disabled Veterans <div>Click here to read:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.hacla.org/grand-opening-of-new-directions-sepulveda-i--ii-for-147-homeless-and-disabled-veterans/" target="_blank">Grand Opening of New Directions Sepulveda I &amp; II for 147 Homeless and Disabled Veterans</a> </div> http://www.hacla.org/en/rel/1260/ noemail@hacla.org Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:00:00 GMT Content Managers http://www.hacla.org/upcoming-board-meetings/ Upcoming Board Meetings <span ><span ><span ><div>&nbsp;</div></span></span><div>&nbsp;</div><div ><span >February 26, 2015</span></div></span><div ><strong>Board of Commissioners Regular Meeting- 9:00am</strong></div><div >2600 Wilshire Blvd - 1st Floor Board Room</div><div >Los Angeles, 90057</div><div >&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div ><div><div></div></div></div><div ><div><div><div></div></div></div></div><div ><div><div><div><div></div></div></div></div></div><div ><div><div><div><div><div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div ><div><div><div><div><div><div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div ><div><div><div><div><div><div><div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div ><div><div><div><div><div><div><div><div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><span ><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><div></div></div><div><div><div></div></div></div><div><div><div><div></div></div></div></div><div><div><div><div><div></div></div></div></div></div><div><div><div><div><div><div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div><div><div><div><div><div><div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div><div><div><div><div><div><div><div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div><div><div><div><div><div><div><div><div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div><div><div><div><div><div><div><div><div><div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><span ><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div></span><div>&nbsp;</div></span><div >&nbsp;</div><div >&nbsp;</div><span ><div>&nbsp;</div><span ><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span ><div><span ><div>&nbsp;</div></span></div></span></div><div></div></span><div></div></span><div > </div><div >&nbsp;</div><div > </div><div >&nbsp;</div><div > </div><div >&nbsp;</div><div > </div><div >&nbsp;</div><div > </div><div >&nbsp;</div> http://www.hacla.org/upcoming-board-meetings/ Fri, 20 Feb 2015 21:18:47 GMT Content Managers http://www.hacla.org/specialprograms Special Programs Section 8 offers the following special programs for its participating members. See below for more information. Family Self-Sufficiency Program Homeless Program Homeownership Program Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS New Construction Program Project Based Voucher Program Shelter Plus Care Program Moderate Rehabilitation for Single Room Occupancy Moderate Rehabilitation HUD-VASH Section 8 Pilot Re-Entry Program FAMILY SELF-SUFFICIENCY PROGRAM The Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) is designed to help participant families identify and reach their educational and career goals by connecting them to services and resources in the community that can help them achieve economic self-sufficiency. Upon enrollment in the program, FSS families have access to job search assistance, referrals to available trainings, employment opportunities, and on-going case management services. The FSS Program gives participant families the opportunity to qualify for a special savings (escrow)... http://www.hacla.org/specialprograms Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:45:07 GMT Content Managers http://www.hacla.org/en/cms/10548/ Section 8 Pilot Re-Entry Program The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) has introduced a pilot program to assist families seeking re-unification with ex-offenders. The Pilot Re-Entry Program seeks to promote long-term family stability and to reduce recidivism. In partnership with several leading community-based organizations that work with ex-offenders in L.A., HACLA’s pilot program can allow families on the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program to re-unite with formerly incarcerated family members not otherwise eligible for assistance. The pilot waives optional criminal background screening criteria that now prohibit an individual from joining or re-joining a household on the program, when the family and ex-offender agree to participate in the pilot and in supportive services that assist with re-entry. Under Section 8 rules, assisted families must get permission before they can add new member to a household, except in the case of births,adoptions and fosterage, and each such new member... http://www.hacla.org/en/cms/10548/ Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19:44:00 GMT Content Managers http://www.hacla.org/pdocs Public Documents Click below to access the following documents: GENERAL Policy for Effective Communication with Individuals with Disabilities 2013 Physical Needs Assessment Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Policy English Spanish Russian Armenian Chinese Korean 2015 2015 Final Agency Plan 2015 Final Agency Plan - Spanish 2015 Draft Agency Plan Calendar 2015 Section 8 Administrative Plan 2014 2014 Final Agency Plan 2014 Final Agency Plan - Spanish 2014 Section 8 Administrative Plan 2013 2013 Agency Plan - English 2013 Agency Plan - Spanish 2013 Section 8 Administrative Plan (October 2013) 2013 Section 8 Administrative Plan (October 2012) 2012 2012 Agency Plan 2012 Agency Plan - Spanish 2012 Section 8 Administrative Plan 2008-2011 You may find department specific forms in their respective sections. http://www.hacla.org/pdocs Wed, 11 Feb 2015 00:45:17 GMT Content Managers http://www.hacla.org/vchr Voucher Payment Standards The Section 8 Voucher Payment Standard is the most the Housing Authority can pay to help a family with rent. The family's voucher will show the number of bedrooms authorized by the Housing Authority, based on the number of persons in the family. The Housing Authority establishes Voucher Payment Standards (VPS) based on the Fair Market Rents (FMR), which are established at least annually by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The VPS is the maximum subsidy the Housing Authority can provide toward the contract rent (rent plus utility allowance for utilities, stove or refrigerator paid or provided by the tenant). If the contract rent (rent plus utility allowance) is more than the VPS, the family must make up the difference out of its own pocket. The Housing Authority must use the SMALLER of the number of bedrooms in the rental unit or the number of bedrooms on the voucher to determine the VPS. For example, if a family locates a two-bedroom unit with a three-bedroom... http://www.hacla.org/vchr Sat, 07 Feb 2015 01:11:23 GMT Content Managers http://www.hacla.org/section3/ Section 3 (24 C.F.R. 135) Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968. The purpose of Section 3 to ensure that employment and other economic opportunities generated by certain HUD financial assistance shall, to the greatest extent feasible, and consistent with existing Federal, State and local laws and regulations, be directed to low-and very low income persons, particularly those who are recipients of government assistance for housing, and to business concerns which provide economic opportunities to low- and very low-income persons. The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) is committed to ensuring compliance with Section 3 regulations, as it provides local, low-income residents opportunities to work on HUD funded projects, helps keep new jobs in the community and helps build stronger local communities. As such, HACLA provides certain bid preferences to those who qualify as a Section 3 Resident or Section 3 Business Concern. What is a Section 3 Business Concern?... http://www.hacla.org/section3/ Wed, 04 Feb 2015 20:57:05 GMT Content Managers http://www.hacla.org/owner-info Section 8 Owner Information Rent Request Rent increase requests are now submitted through the Owners Portal. Rent decrease requests are now submitted online through the Rent Decrease Request Form. Inspection Pre-Vacate Unit Inspection Pre-Inspection Checklist Forms Form 1099 Request W-9 Form Direct Deposit Enrollment Stop Payment Request Form Ownership Change Forms If you are a new owner complete this form to stop the Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) to the previous owner. If you are a current owner, or need to report a payee change, updates/corrections to ownership, owner address change, payee address change, ownership transfer/sale of Section 8 rental property click here. Owner Resources Owners Portal How to Download 1099 Certification of No Conflict of Interest Owner Newsletters Owner Orientation Sessions Section 8 Landlord Frequently Asked Questions FREE Rent Stabilization Workshops offered by LAHD Contact the Accounts Payable office if you have any... http://www.hacla.org/owner-info Tue, 03 Feb 2015 19:37:31 GMT Content Managers http://www.hacla.org/en/cms/11119/ Grand Opening of the Historic Rosslyn Hotel Apartments (Resident and Veteran, Eric “Vito” Martin, SRO Housing Corporation CEO, Anita Nelson, HACLA’s CEO Douglas Guthrie) JANUARY 23, 2015 -- SRO Housing Corporation celebrated the grand reopening of The Rosslyn Hotel Apartments and 30 years of transforming lives and opening doors for Los Angele’s veterans and homeless. The SRO Housing Corporation transformed the historic Rosslyn Hotel, built in 1923, to modern, supportive and affordable apartments for homeless veterans and low-income. SRO Housing Corporation purchased the 13-story hotel in 2010 and has reserved its historic standards with a beautiful twist and a great cause. According to SRO Housing Corporation CEO, Anita Nelson, “more than 100 formerly homeless veterans who have sacrificed so much for this country now call the Rosslyn home.” During the event, SRO Housing Corporation acknowledged its’ partners who helped make the Rossyln Apartments a home to over 200 homeless, low income... http://www.hacla.org/en/cms/11119/ Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:30:54 GMT Content Managers http://www.hacla.org/owner-orientation-sessions/ Owner Orientation Sessions Every month Section 8 schedules an owner orientation session for new, prospective, and existing Section 8 Owners. Scheduled sessions for 2015 January 8th February 5th March 12th April 9th May 7th June 11th July 16th August 6th September 10th October 8th November 5th December 10th Location: 2600 Wilshire Blvd, 1st Floor Board Room, Los Angeles, CA 90057 Time: 10:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. Registration: All property owners & landlords interested in attending MUST pre-register online via internet from the Calendar of Events link or by calling (213) 252-4249. http://www.hacla.org/owner-orientation-sessions/ Tue, 27 Jan 2015 02:00:19 GMT Content Managers http://www.hacla.org/504/ 504 Reasonable Accommodations A reasonable accommodation is a change, exception or adjustment that the HACLA makes to its rules, policies, practices, procedures or to its housing units or common areas that will provide a person with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the programs administered by the HACLA. It is the policy of the HACLA to provide equal opportunity for all individuals, (including individuals with disabilities and families that include a member with disabilities), to participate in and benefit from programs that are administered by the HACLA. The HACLA will provide reasonable accommodations under all its programs, properties, and related facilities in accordance with the Reasonable Accommodations policy. The HACLA will seek to identify and eliminate conditions that create barriers to equal opportunity and, whenever possible, will make physical and procedural changes in order to reasonably accommodate people with disabilities. This policy applies to all... http://www.hacla.org/504/ Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:23:46 GMT Survey http://www.hacla.org/en/sur/?1 Lorem ipsum survey Objectives: <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diem nonummynibh euismod tincidunt ut lacreet dolore magna aliguam erat volutpat. 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