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Housing Authority’s Section 8 Program Receives a Perfect Score from the Federal Government for the Fourth Year
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) has once again received a perfect score of 100% from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for its management and administration of the Housing Choice Voucher program, also known as “Section 8.” Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) is a grading system, which serves as a report card for public housing agencies (PHAs) who administer the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8). The review assesses eac...
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Groundbreaking of Vermont Corridor Apartments

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Groundbreaking of Vermont Corridor Apartments
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) joined META Housing Corporation, Western Community Housing, along with Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Herb Wesson and other partners in a groundbreaking celebration of Vermont Corridor Apartments located in Koreatown. Co-developed by META Hosing Corporation and Western Community Housing, the formerly vacant lot will transform into a 72-unit affordable housing building with a community center located on the ground floor. After its completi...
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PATH Metro Villas Phase 1 Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) joined Affirmed Housing, People Assisting the Homeless (PATH) Ventures, elected officials, project partners, and community members to celebrate the Phase 1 Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of PATH Metro Villas.  Located at 340 N. Madison Avenue in Los Angeles, PATH Metro Villas is intended to address homelessness with permanent supportive housing and on-site services.  PATH Metro Villas was developed as a collaboration among priv...
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Celebrating Re-Opening of Pueblo Del Rio Youth Center

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Celebrating Re-Opening of Pueblo Del Rio Youth Center
  The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), together with its partners and residents celebrated the grand re-opening of the Pueblo Del Rio Youth Center, also known as the Alba Center. Guests enjoyed corndogs, popcorn and freshly grilled vegetable snacks provided by Root Down LA.   Pueblo Del Rio Youth Center is run by LAPD’s Newton Division, Community Youth Activities League, which services youth between the ages of 9-16. The Youth Center offers a wide variety of programs,...
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HACLA Receives Nation’s Largest Jobs Plus Initiative Grant from HUD
LOS ANGELES – The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) was awarded a $3.7 Million Jobs Plus Initiative (JPI) grant by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The award was announced by Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary of HUD, during a press conference held at Nickerson Gardens, HACLA’s largest public housing site with 3,146 residents. “HUD’s Jobs Plus Initiative connects public housing residents with employment, education and financial empowerment services and i...
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HACLA Hosts State of the Agency Meeting

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HACLA Hosts State of the Agency Meeting
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles hosted an all staff State of the Agency Meeting at The Fields LA in Exposition Park. Over 630 HACLA employees attended the meeting including staff from all public housing sites, as well as HACLA’s satellite Section 8 offices located in the Valley and Torrance. Also in attendance were HACLA Commissioners Ben Besley, Daniel Tenenbaum, Delfino De La Cruz and Cielo Castro. During the State of the Agency meeting, HACLA staff were informed about...
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HACLA Celebrates Career Expansion Graduation

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HACLA Celebrates Career Expansion Graduation
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA)’s Watts/Los Angeles WorkSource Center hosted the graduation for the first class of 16 Los Angeles Reconnections Career Academy (LARCA) 2.0 and 3 other reentry participants to complete the Multi-Craft Core (MC3) construction training conducted by Career Expansion, Inc. in the Jordan Downs Community Center.  LARCA is a City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) program that is funded by the Rodriguez vs. City ...
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Kendrick Lamar and Special Guests Perform at 5th Annual TDE Holiday Concert
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) in partnership with Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) kept the tradition alive by hosting 5th Annual Holiday Concert and Toy Drive at Nickerson Gardens public housing development on December 19th in Watts, Los Angeles. Every year, TDE’s CEO, Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith comes back to the neighborhood that he grew up in and brings artists from his label to perform for the community in hopes to inspire, spread joy and provide gifts for th...
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Groundbreaking of Casa Del Sol in Sun Valley

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Groundbreaking of Casa Del Sol in Sun Valley
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) joined A Community of Friends (ACOF) along with Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilwoman Nury Martinez and other partners in celebration of the groundbreaking ceremony of Casa Del Sol Apartment complex in Sun Valley. Developed by ACOF, Casa Del Sol is one of the first projects that received funding from Proposition HHH bond measure.  Once vacant and underutilized site, Casa Del Sol will soon become a 44-unit supportive housing community that wil...
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Section 3 Resident Story: Meet Nicolas

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Section 3 Resident Story: Meet Nicolas
Nicolas Vergara enjoys working in the construction industry and has spent the last ten years developing carpentry, cabinetry and basic electrical trade skills. The opportunity to work as a Roofer with Cal Roofing Inc. was a bit unexpected as he possessed no prior roofing experience. However, Nicolas says he is thankful for the opportunity to work with a team that has been supportive and spared no effort to mentor and teach him.   Nicolas grew up at Rancho San Pedro public housing community and ...
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