HOMELESS INCENTIVE PROGRAM

Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles


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

Hold Incentive: Receive up to one month's rent, per vacant unit held, based on the number of bedrooms and current Fair Market Rents (FMR).

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 [email protected].

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.