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Tell Us Your Thoughts on the Housing Issues Facing Your Community by Completing the 2017 Fair Housing Survey
The City and County of Los Angeles and their respective Housing Authorities are currently conducting a fair housing study known as the “Assessment of Fair Housing” (AFH). This study is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as a condition for receiving federal housing and community development funds.The goals of the study are to identify whether barriers to fair housing choice exist in Los Angeles County and City in the rental and real estate markets and the mor...
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Supporting the Road to Higher Education

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Supporting the Road to Higher Education
"I want to go to college because I want to be somebody," explained high school junior Alexandra. Alexandra is one of 15 students residing at the Ramona Gardens public housing community in Boyle Heights who will be receiving intensive college prep workshops. The high school students will also be getting case management services to assist them in their path toward higher education. This is made possible through the Housing Authority's partnership with the College Board. The first workshop took p...
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HouseLA Landlord Outreach Event Aimed At Ending Homelessness
Abraham Kohen spoke about his passion for housing veteran families in his properties at the second annual HouseLA landlord outreach event. “When I gave the keys and I saw that family tear up in front of me, I said to myself, ‘I’m making a commitment to house more Veterans,” said Kohen. He also made a point that participating in the program helps him save money as a landlord. HouseLA is an initiative to enhance outreach to landlords in Los Angeles to provide information about the benefits of ...
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HACLA Holds Contracting and Section 3 Compliance Workshop for Business Owners
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles’ (HACLA) board room was full of vendors and businesses for its Contracting and Section 3 Compliance presentation. This was the first workshop of 2017 designed to give an overview of HACLA’s procurement process, bid/proposal submission and Section 3 requirements in furtherance of HACLA’s “We’re Open for Business” campaign. Goals of the campaign include expanding outreach to small businesses and ensuring their success in understanding and comp...
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Boston Red Sox Pitcher Noe Ramirez Returns to Ramona Gardens
Boston Red Sox Pitcher Noe Ramirez learned to love the game on the baseball field at Ramona Gardens public housing development. It is the place where his dad taught him about resilience and to keep his head on straight and focus on his goals. He brought his love for the game and the community to the development on Saturday January 21. Along with baseball teammates, childhood friends and his family, Ramirez hosted a free Noe Ramirez Baseball Clinic for youth held at the Boys and Girls Club of Ram...
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HACLA Participates in Homeless Count

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HACLA Participates in Homeless Count
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) staff joins more than 6,000 volunteers in the 2017 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count on January 24-26, administered by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA). The Homeless Count assists in raising public awareness about homelessness, demonstrating the funding needs and helping communities and funders to strategically target housing and services needed to end homelessness across the country. Data from the count allows the U.S...
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HACLA Teams Up with HUD and AT&T to Increase Internet Access In Low-Income Communities, Hosts Resource Fair
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) partnered with AT&T to expand the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s ConnectHome initiative, aimed at bridging the digital divide. Forty residents at Pueblo del Rio Housing Development registered for the Access from AT&T program on Saturday January 23.  All 660 households received information about this opportunity to get connected through this low-cost program. Selecting from two-tiered Internet speeds at cost op...
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HACLA joins VA Secretary and LA Mayor to reaffirm commitment to end Veteran Homelessness
Veteran Todd Edhlund received an injury and was honorably discharged from the Navy thirty years ago. Without much external support, he found himself living in his car for years. After hearing about new resources, he approached the VA and asked for help. He was provided housing in Boyle Heights. “Catastrophes happen to everyone. …You just have to be someone without a safety net. And that was me. It takes considerable effort of everybody involved to overcome these catastrophes, and I appreciate ...
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HACLA Holiday Toy Giveaways and Music Performance Make the Season Bright
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles partnered with Top Dawg Entertainment’s Kendrick Lamar and Jay Rock to host the third annual free holiday concert at Nickerson Gardens. Over 5,000 fans sang and swayed to the music. CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith and performer Jay Rock never forget that they grew up in the housing developments and come back to their neighborhood each year to honor their roots. Other artists also performed at the show, including label mates SZA, Ab-Soul, and Lan...
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Welcome Home to the Carter Family!

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Welcome Home to the Carter Family!
On a rare rainy December afternoon in Los Angeles, a single mother of six children was moving into a four bedroom apartment. For many people it may not be a significant event, but for Rebecca Carter it is life changing.  Rebecca endured homelessness for two years that left her separated from her children. She decided that the kids needed a stable environment while she figured out her life.  She says her mother took her children in temporarily. Rebecca and her children could not contain their ex...
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