HOMELESS INCENTIVE PROGRAM

Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles


The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles has been a leader in the fight to end Homelessness and has implemented measures to accomplish this goal. HACLA has partnered with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) to provide homeless incentive payments to private landlords to house applicants from HACLA’s homeless housing assistance programs. LAHSA will transfer City funds to People Assisting the Homeless (PATH), who will issue a check directly to a landlord upon receiving the HIP request packet from HACLA.

Hold Incentive: Receive one month's rent as an incentive to hold a vacant unit for one of HACLA’s homeless applicants.

Here’s how the Program Works:

Step 1: Landlords complete the Pre-Request for Tenancy Approval  form and submit in person to a HACLA office, or via e-mail to hip@hacla.org.

Step 2: HACLA staff will contact the landlord to schedule an inspection of the vacant unit.

Step 3: The landlord enters into an agreement with HACLA by completing the Vacant Unit Holding Fee Agreement.

Step 4: A homeless program applicant with an active voucher/certificate is quickly referred to the vacant unit.