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HUD Approves Higher Voucher Payment Standard for HACLA Voucher Programs
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09/25/2023
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Los Angeles – The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) today announced the Agency’s request for an increase in the voucher payment standard (VPS) for its tenant and project based voucher programs has been granted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). 

“HUD’s approval of this increase to 120% of new Fair Market Rents will provide landlords with additional support to house even more homeless Angelinos,” said HACLA President and CEO Doug Guthrie. “We’re so grateful for the support of HUD and the Los Angeles Office of Public Housing and hope this will increase property owner participation in this challenging rental market.” 

“The City of Los Angeles continues to lock arms with our partners at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to urgently address the homelessness crisis. This coordinated action to raise the value of the vouchers is a major step toward bringing more people inside into permanent housing,” said Mayor Karen Bass. “I want to thank HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge for this support, the property owners in Los Angeles who currently accept Section 8 vouchers and work with HACLA to provide housing for formerly unhoused Angelenos – you are part of the solution to our homelessness crisis. I also want to encourage more property owners to consider renting a unit or two to Angelenos with vouchers. Each of us has a critical role to play in urgently confronting the homelessness crisis.” 

The new VPS takes effect October 1, 2023 for new contracts. The published rate is the maximum contract rent allowable if supported by a rent comparability study. The adjusted payment standard is as follows: 

Bedroom(s)

Voucher Payment Standards

Studio $2,132
1 $2,407
2 $3,052
3 $3,915
4 $4,320
5 $4,968
6 $5,616

HACLA also has higher payments for certain communities in 70 higher opportunity zip codes, called Small Area Fair Market Rents. For more information or to begin the leasing process, contact HACLA at 833-422-5248 or email hip@hacla.org.  

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About HACLAThe Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) was established in 1938 by City of Los Angeles Resolution No. 1241. HACLA is one of the nation’s largest and leading public housing authorities, providing the largest supply of quality affordable housing to residents of the City of Los Angeles. HACLA provides affordable housing to over 83,000 households in its Public Housing and Section 8 rental assistance programs, and offers a range of permanent supportive housing programs for homeless households, including: Project-Based, HUD – Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing, Homeless, Tenant Based Supportive Housing, Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (HOPWA), Continuum of Care and Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy program. For more information, visit www.hacla.org.  

 

Contact: 

Eric R. Brown, Director Intergovernmental Relations                                 

213-252-1871                                                                                            

Eric.Brown@hacla.org                                                                               

 

Courtney Gladney, Media & Marketing Specialist

213-252-1272 

Courtney.Gladney@hacla.org   

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