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Youth Participate in WEDay thanks to Actor Tyrese Gibson
Thirty youth from various public housing communities were invited to participate in WE Day California thanks to film star Tyrese Gibson and his Love Circle Foundation. The Six-time GRAMMY® nominee, author, producer, and philanthropist reached out to the Housing Authority and personally extended an invitation to We Day California, a day filled with world-renowned speakers and performers, mixed with real inspirational stories of change.  The event is a gathering of young adults to inspire them to ...
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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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HACLA, SoCAL CAN host Project SOAR Summer Opportunity Workshop for low-income youth, 21 students receive scholarships
Kids Progress Inc., The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) and Southern California College Access Network (SoCAL CAN) hosted its 2017 Project SOAR Summer Opportunity Workshop for youth living in public housing developments. This all day workshop included a panel of speakers to address topics such as: Post-Secondary Options: College and Career; Paying for College: Financial Aid; Pathways to Careers; and Financial Literacy. “This is the first time we received resources from the...
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3,000 Section 8 Homes Eligible to Receive a Free Laptop & Low-Cost Internet
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson, non-profit human-I-T and Frontier Communications, today launched a new effort to connect over 3,000 eligible Section 8 households to low-cost internet programs. These households may also be eligible to receive a free Chromebook laptop. Families at Moonlight Villas in Pacoima joined HACLA, Council President Wesson, and community partners to make the announcement. “Today we build upon the su...
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Homeless Veterans find a new home on the West LA VA Campus
Monty Williams was not shy about inviting the Housing Authority staff to show off his new home. He said “go ahead, you can open the closets”.  The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Interim Deputy Secretary took up his offer and peeked in.  Monty is one of 54 formerly homeless Veterans who now call building 209 at the West LA VA Campus home. A ribbon cutting ceremony for this project was held on Friday June 16, 2017. The Housing Authority is contributing over $12 million in Housing Assistanc...
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Groundbreaking of first residential phase of Jordan Downs Revitalization
Jordan Downs, a 1950s-era public housing development in Watts, achieves a major milestone on June 5 with the ceremonial groundbreaking of the first phase of new residential construction. Phase 1A, developed by nonprofit BRIDGE Housing, will consist of 115 affordable rental apartments in 12 buildings on 3.15 acres. Designed to a LEED Silver certification level, the property will maximize solar opportunities, energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, and will have an on-site management o...
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Grand Opening of Crest Apartments

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Grand Opening of Crest Apartments
Crest Apartments looks more like an art piece.  It is not your traditional apartment complex, its unique design lends people to do a double take and spend time gazing at the building to take in the various angles.  This 64 unit complex in Van Nuys is the latest project that HACLA is investing in to end homelessness. Crest apartments is part of Skid Row Housing Trust’s portfolio of Permanent Supportive Housing developments.  HACLA is contributing over $10 million over 15 years. 35% of the units ...
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MLB Commissioner, Dodgers’ President and CEO visit renovated baseball field at Ramona Gardens
A "Dodgers Dreamfield" was created at the Ramona Gardens Boys and Girls Clubhouse as part of Major League Baseball's partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The refurbished baseball playing field was created in less than a month. Read more about it on the official MLB website: http://m.mlb.com/news/article/220321080/rob-manfred-visits-los-angeles-youth-ballfield/
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Pueblo del Rio Residents Attend Workshop on Child Passenger Safety
More than 10% of the population at the Pueblo del Rio public housing development is children under 8 years old who would require a car seat or booster chair. This is the reason why the Resident Advisory Council (RAC) at the site was pleased to invite the State Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) and the Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA)for an on-site Child Passenger Safety Program workshop. Certified Child Safety Technicians from HCIDLA led the workshop. Councilmember Curren D. Pric...
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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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