Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) has been a leader in the fight to end Homelessness and has implemented measures to accomplish this goal. HACLA has partnered with the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) to provide homeless incentive payments to private landlords to house applicants from HACLA’s homeless housing assistance programs.

Hold Incentive: Receive up to one month's rent, per vacant unit held, based on the number of bedrooms and current Fair Market Rents (FMR).

Here’s how the Program Works:

Step 1: Landlords complete the Pre-Request for Tenancy Approval  form and submit in person to a HACLA office, or via e-mail to [email protected].

Step 2: HACLA staff will contact the landlord to schedule an inspection of the vacant unit.

Step 3: The landlord enters into an agreement with HACLA by completing the Vacant Unit Holding Fee Agreement.

Step 4: A homeless program applicant with an active voucher/certificate is quickly referred to the vacant unit.

Eligibility is subject to program rules and funding availability.