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Section 3 Resident Story: Meet Sonia

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Section 3 Resident Story: Meet Sonia
Sonia Rodriquez is no stranger to balancing the challenges of life. This single mother of five has often worked several jobs to support her family. She now lives with her children at the Pueblo Del Rio public housing community. The housing assistance has been a big financial relief but she looks at it as a mere stepping stone.   When an employment opportunity presented itself with Walton Construction Services, Sonia did not hesitate to apply. She was hired as a Jobsite Office Administrator but ...
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Ribbon Cutting of Watts Empowerment Center Sports Complex
  The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) together with Red Eye Inc., partners, celebrities, guests and Watts residents celebrated the ribbon cutting ceremony of the Watts Empowerment Center Sports Complex located at Imperial Courts public housing site. Hundreds of residents, youth and small children gathered to enjoy an array of exciting events put together by Red Eye, an on-site service provider that operates the Watts Empowerment Center (WEC). The representative from St...
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Jordan Downs Revitalization Reaches Significant Milestones With Grand Opening of Century Blvd. Extension and Groundbreaking of Phase 1B
Accompanied by a marching band from Jordan High, a parade of walkers, bike riders, and electric vehicles and buses inaugurated the extension of Century Boulevard into the Jordan Downs neighborhood of South Los Angeles. Surrounded by residents and other city and state officials, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Joe Buscaino, and City Engineer Gary Lee Moore, led the parade down the City’s first “Complete Street” to a ceremonial groundbreaking for the next phase of housing underway at Jordan...
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Watts Rising Collaborative Gathers for a Retreat as They Prepare to Launch Their Three Year Initiative
  The Watts Rising Collaborative, which includes funded project partners, special leverage partners, residents and key community stakeholders gathered for an all-day retreat, hosted by the TreePeople at their campus located at Coldwater Canyon Park. The goal of the retreat was to begin the challenging work of identifying how the Watts Rising Collaborative will work together to achieve and exceed the goals of the $35 million Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) grant and build a strong,...
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Grand Opening of Camino del Mar and Vista del Mar in Wilmington
*Press Release* LOS ANGELES - Nonprofit affordable housing developers Abode Communities and Mercy Housing California, together with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), celebrated the grand opening of Camino del Mar and Vista del Mar, 176 service-enhanced affordable family homes in the Wilmington neighborhood of Los Angeles. Attended by U.S. Representative Nanette Diaz-Barragán, California State Assemblyman Mike Gipson, City of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Los Angel...
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800 Families Receive Food and Essentials from Feed the Children and PepsiCo
  Feed The Children and PepsiCo, in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Los Angeles and the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), provided 800 families with boxes filled with food and personal care items. The event, hosted by the on-site Boys & Girls Clubhouse, took place at the Nickerson Gardens public housing development in Watts. “Part of our values at PepsiCo is the performance with a purpose. It is very important to us to be engaged with local part...
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HACLA Announces Developer Selection for the Redevelopment of the Rancho San Pedro Public Housing Site
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) announced The Richman Group of California Development Company along with co-developers National CORE Renaissance and Century Housing Corporation (collectively known as One San Pedro Collaborative) as the preferred developer for the Rancho San Pedro Revitalization Project. Community-driven efforts led by HACLA and residents of Rancho San Pedro, a 21-acre, 478-unit public housing site in the heart of the San Pedro community, culminated last...
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HACLA Celebrates Grand Opening of Boys & Girls Club at William Mead Homes
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) celebrated the grand opening and a ribbon cutting ceremony of Boys & Girls Club of William Mead Homes. Representatives from the offices of Supervisor Hilda Solis and Councilmember Gilbert Cedillo were in attendance to award Certificates of Recognition to the Boys & Girls Club staff. The grand opening celebration featured a special performance by the Boys & Girls Club step team, a tour of the club, raffles, games, food and ...
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Adidas Employees Volunteer at Imperial Courts and Donate Gear to Youth
Over 200 Adidas Employees participated in a two-day volunteer event at Imperial Courts public housing site in Watts. This project came to fruition through a partnership between Adidas and Watts Empowerment Center operated by Redeye, HACLA’s on-site service provider. Adidas also brought in their non-profit partners LA Works, Good Sports and the U.S. Soccer Foundation to assist with refurbishing sports spaces for kids. “Adidas believes that through sport, we have the power to change lives. Our ...
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Imperial Courts Hosts Star View Health and Resource Fair
Over 100 non-profits, health and community organizations participated in Stars Behavioral Health Group’s Annual Resource Fair held at the Imperial Courts public housing development. The collaborative event sponsored by Red Eye and Starts Behavioral Health Group, featured a carnival theme which attracted nearly 2,000 Imperial Courts and Watts community residents. The Resource Fair provided a myriad of resources and entertainment for visitors of all ages. The fair included free health testing an...
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