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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs  Unveils Master Plan to House Homeless Vets at West L.A. Campus, VA Secretary Hosts Welcome Home Event
VA officials revealed a blueprint of a Master Plan to transform the 388 acre West L.A. Campus into a vibrant community and build 1,200 additional units of permanent supportive housing for homeless veterans. The master plan will also provide opportunities for non-homeless veterans to visit and use the campus for career and legal resources, medical care, recreational and cultural events. The new plan also addresses the need for improved delivery of specialized family support, mental and physical ...
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HACLA Wins LABBC Innovation Award for Portfolio Project of the Year
Los Angeles, CA –The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) announced that it is the recipient of the annual Innovation Award for Portfolio Project of the Year. A panel of expert judges selected awardees for their exemplary accomplishments in energy and water conservation. Among the sponsors of the LABBC is the Mayor’s Office of the City of Los Angeles. During the ceremony, Matt Peterson, Chief Sustainability Officer of the City of Los Angeles, presented the Mayor’s Sustainable ...
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Famed Chef Roy Choi Opens New Restaurant in Watts

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Famed Chef Roy Choi Opens New Restaurant in Watts
Situated a block from Jordan Downs Public Housing development in the heart of Watts, a new restaurant hopes to bring people together through healthy and affordable dining options. Chefs Roy Choi and Daniel Patterson opened LocoL, a restaurant aimed at providing good and reasonably-priced fast food in South LA. Choi and Patterson intend to expand their affordable and quality fast food restaurant concept to other low-income communities across the country. “I like having LocoL here because it bri...
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HACLA Expects to Rank as a High Performer

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HACLA Expects to Rank as a High Performer
Having scored 100%, the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) expects to receive a High Performer rating, as a result of its Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP) score that is subject to approval by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HACLA's perfect score this year is the second perfect score it has received in the last five years. Using fourteen indicators, SEMAP measures how well HACLA administers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Prog...
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HACLA Hosts ConnectHome Orientations

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HACLA Hosts ConnectHome Orientations
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) hosted ConnectHome orientations, taking public housing residents one step closer to getting a free computer, hotspot device, and four years of Internet access at home. HACLA CEO and President Douglas Guthrie was on site at the launch of the first orientation, where he saw the interest and enthusiasm of parents and children. The orientations were conducted at Avalon Gardens, Gonzaque, Nickerson Gardens, Pico/Las Casitas, and Ramona Gardens....
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HACLA Partners with Kendrick Lamar to Spread Holiday Cheer
As part of the annual tradition, The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) hosted toy drives throughout its public housing developments during this holiday season. Residents and their children received thousands of toys, shoes, snacks and visits from special guests including the Los Angeles Dodgers, LA Fire Department, city officials and even hip-hop superstars. Last week, Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) held their second annual TDE Holiday Concert and Toy Giveaway at Nickerson Gard...
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HACLA All Stars Participate in HomeWalk 2015 to End Homelessness
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles All Stars team participated in the United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ 9th annual HomeWalk. Mayor Eric Garcetti opened the ceremony by stressing the need to raise awareness and funds to end homelessness in Los Angeles County. The Saturday morning 5K walk/run marathon took place at Exposition Park with over 12,000 participants, raising over $1.1 million. Over 50 HACLA staff members including Douglas Guthrie, HACLA’s President and CEO, participate...
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Ten Years of Promise: HACLA College Track Watts Launch Celebration
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) joined College Track Founder Laurene Powell Jobs, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Joe Buscaino, and Laura Wasserman of the Wasserman Foundation in a promise to Watts and the Jordan Downs community. That promise is to help children in that housing community get on track to go to college. “I promise to make my family proud by being the first in my family to earn a college degree,” said Alexander, a College Track Watts student. Partnerin...
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HACLA Celebrates Grand Opening of Teague Terrace

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HACLA Celebrates Grand Opening of Teague Terrace
Daniel Solorzano opened his doors to visitors and proudly showed his furniture, artwork, and living arrangements while music played in the background. He said, “It’s been a long time since I’ve had a place. I was in the military a long time ago and didn’t know what to do. Going from shelter to shelter. I told my friends in other shelters about this place and sent pictures, and they’re jealous.” The opening of Teague Terrace was a cause for celebration for the Housing Authority of the City...
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HACLA Issues Vouchers to Veterans During the Stand Down Event
Dozens of veterans gathered to obtain a HUD-VASH voucher during the Veteran Stand Down event hosted by the VA of Greater Los Angeles. HACLA staff conducted interviews on-site to provide a one-stop-shop for obtaining a voucher on the day of the Stand Down. Last month, Mayor Eric Garcetti declared LA’s “sate of emergency” on homelessness, committing $100 million to address the issue. In his speech, Mayor Garcetti recognized Douglas Guthrie, HACLA’s President and CEO for cutting through the re...
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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...
  • Learn more about Novel Coronavirus from the County of Los Angeles Public Health
    Get background information, symptoms, testing and more resources on COVID-19 on this site: http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/#
  • Public Housing and Section 8 Resources During COVID-19
    For information on services available to you and your specific housing site during the COVID-19 State of Emergency, please visit our webpage: http://hacla.org/ph-resources. por favor visite neust...
  • Stay informed with updates from the CDC
    Learn how to protect yourself from COVID-19 and what to do if you are sick. Please visit website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html