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HACLA Partners with Dodger Carlos Ruiz, 700 Children to Attend Dodger Games
For the next six nights 700 children from public housing communities will have a chance to attend a Los Angeles Dodgers game thanks to catcher Carlos Ruiz and his program called Chooch’s Chicos. The first group of children from Nickerson Gardens attended Monday night’s game where the Dodgers secured a 2-1 win against the San Francisco Giants.  The best part of the night for the kids was meeting Ruiz in person.    Ruiz’s program aims to provide children from low income Latino families with a ...
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HACLA Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Dana Strand Phase IV: Providing 176 Affordable Homes for Families
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) together with Abode Communities and Mercy Housing California held a groundbreaking ceremony for Vista del Mar & Camino del Mar, 176 affordable family homes located in Wilmington, Los Angeles. Councilman Joe Buscaino, HACLA President and CEO Douglas Guthrie, HACLA Commissioner Lucelia Hooper were present along with community members and Abode and Mercy representatives. “HACLA is pleased to fulfill the 15-year vision for the redevelop...
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HACLA Hosts STEM Workshop, AT&T Access Registration and Resource Fair at Estrada Courts
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) hosted community wide events at Estrada Courts, drawing a crowd of residents, volunteers and community organizations. Featuring a partnership with the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and West Point Academy, thirty four youth participated in a day long Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workshop. The participants started out the day learning about the key elements of robotics to ending the day a...
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HACLA Joins AT&T and HUD to Announce an Affordable Internet Plan
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) joined U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro, Mayor Eric Garcetti and AT&T to announce a new affordable internet plan. AT&T Access will be available in 21 states including California. AT&T is also now a formal stakeholder in HUD’s ConnectHome Initiative, a public-private effort designed to help connect low-income families living in HUD-assisted housing to affordable internet service. T...
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Grand Opening Celebration of The Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica Mar Vista Gardens Branch, Jack & Cindy Jones Youth Center
Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) along with The Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Monica (BGCSM) joined to celebrate the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the new Jack and Cindy Jones Youth Center at Mar Vista Gardens Boys & Girls Club. Located in the Mar Vista Gardens public housing development in Culver City, this center came to fruition due to a $1.7 million renovation and expansion through the voter approved Proposition K funds administered by the City of Los Angeles....
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Watts Comes Together for the Ceremonial Demolition of Jordan Downs
History was made on August 12, 2016 at the Jordan Downs Public Housing Community. After eight years of a public engagement process and working with the community to come up with the vision of the new Jordan Downs,the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) along with Watts residents, community leaders, developers and elected city officials celebrated the ceremonial demolition of this 700 unit development.  Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Joe Buscaino, Assemblyman Mike Gibson and...
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro and Mayor Eric Garcetti Host Roundtable Discussion to End Homelessness
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) as well as other housing and service providers, and landlords from across the region participated in the roundtable discussion to help find housing solutions to end homelessness. The meeting was held at Vermont Villas and hosted by PATH Ventures, a non-profit developer and supportive services provider. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Councilmembers Marqueece Harris-Dawson, Gil Cedillo, and Joe Buscaino were present to encourage la...
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HACLA Receives Largest Grant Amount from HUD for Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) is the recipient of a $755,480 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program. The agency received the largest amount in the state of California. Nationally, HUD granted $75 million through the FSS Program. FSS is a program designed to assist Section 8 participant families in identifying and reaching their educational and career goals by connecting them to services and r...
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HACLA Provides Summer Employment Opportunity to Public Housing Youth through the Mayor’s Hire LA’s Youth Program
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) celebrated the launch of Summer Youth Employment Program at Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles. This year, HACLA is providing over 900 students with summer job opportunities through this program.  The County Of Los Angeles Community and Senior Services, in collaboration with County Supervisor Don Knabe, Chairwoman Hilda L. Solis and the City of Los Angeles along with other private partnerships, pledged 15,000 jobs to the Summer Youth Emplo...
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100 Low-income Youth Participate in Summer Opportunity Project Workshop
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) and Kids Progress, Inc. hosted its first Summer Opportunity Project Workshop for 100 youth between the ages of 14 through 18 living in public housing developments across the city. Summer Opportunity Project is an initiative created by President Barack Obama to provide first jobs to youth and aid in the efforts to reduce the “opportunity gap”. Providing summer opportunities to youth have shown successful outcomes in helping divert youth ...
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  • A Message from HACLA on Coronavirus
      All HACLA Offices Closed to Walk-Ins In consideration of the recent order issued for the State of California by Governor Newsom, the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles has transitioned...
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