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Boyle Heights Writes History: Ramona and Pico Gardens Youth Become First Published Resident Student Authors
Eight youth from Ramona Gardens and Pico Gardens public housing sites write history by becoming first published resident student authors in Boyle Heights. Resident authors Jeffery Carrasco, Emely Toscano, Joshua Toscano, Abe Blancas, Michael Blancas, Janette Lopez, Adriana Romero and Kevin Moreno were celebrated during the book signing and fundraising event hosted by Casa Fina Restaurant in East Los Angeles. Councilmember Jose Huizar, Founder and Director of Homeboy Industries Father Greg Boyle...
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HACLA Joins County of Los Angeles for the Youth@Work Summer Kick-off
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) joined the County of Los Angeles in announcing the Summer Kick-off of Youth@Work at Grand Park, in Downtown Los Angeles. Youth@Work is a regional initiative that provides summer jobs to youth ages 14-24 and prepares them for 21st-century careers. LA County also announced their goal to hire 25,000 youth and outlined major efforts to expand youth employment opportunities, job creation and workforce development in the County of Los Angeles. ...
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HACLA Partners with the Mission Continues for Operation Watts Is Worth It at Nickerson Gardens
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) in partnership with the Mission Continues welcomed over 100 volunteers, 75 military veterans, and local partners to revitalize Nickerson Gardens public housing site located in Watts. Nickerson Gardens was selected for Operation Watts Is Worth It, as part of the third annual Mass Deployment Program by Mission Continues, a week-long program that brings together veterans from across the country to provide services for the communities in n...
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Sixteen Public Housing Youth Receive Scholarships; Summer Opportunity Program Kickoff
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) and Kids Progress, Inc. (KPI) hosted its 6th Annual Scholarship Celebration at USC’s Caruso Center. Sixteen (16) graduating high school seniors from various public housing developments were awarded scholarships towards their higher education. This fall, the scholarship recipients will be attending such schools as: Wellesley College, CSU Dominguez Hills, UCLA, Cal State Long Beach, UC Irvine, Cal State LA, Glendale Community College, C...
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HACLA and Primestor Break Ground at Jordan Downs Plaza

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HACLA and Primestor Break Ground at Jordan Downs Plaza
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HALA) together with Primestor Development, Inc., broke ground on 115,000 square-foot retail shopping center that will soon become the Jordan Downs Plaza on Friday, June 15th, 2018. Councilmember Joe Buscaino, Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson, HACLA President and CEO Doug Guthrie, partners, community leaders and Watts residents attended the groundbreaking ceremony on the 9.5-acre site between Alameda Avenue and the new extension of Century Boule...
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Groundbreaking of Sun Valley Senior Veterans Apartments
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) joined East LA Community Corporation (ELACC) and New Directions for Veterans in the groundbreaking ceremony of the Sun Valley Senior Veterans Apartments (SVSV). After its completion, SVSV will provide 96 units of permanent supportive housing and will house homeless and chronically homeless disabled veterans. On-site supportive services for the residents will be administered by New Directions for Veterans (NDVets). “Los Angeles is very f...
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U.S. Communities Purchasing Alliance Recognizes HACLA for Innovative Procurement Practices
HACLA was awarded an “U.S. Communities Excellence in Cooperative Purchasing Award” during its May Board of Commissioners meeting. Rob Fiorilli, Senior Program Manager with the U.S. Communities Purchasing Alliance presented the award to the agency, recognizing the General Services Department for its effective and efficient purchasing practices.  U.S. Communities identified HACLA as a key enthusiast for innovative procurement practices via its continuous use of the U. S. Communities contract off...
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HACLA Receives Nine Awards of Merit from NAHRO

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HACLA Receives Nine Awards of Merit from NAHRO
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of nine (9) Awards of Merit from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO). The Awards of Merit were awarded to the following programs/services:        Welcome Baby Program        The HIP Way to End Homelessness        Section 3 Program: Let’s Get to Work        HACLA Watts/Los Angeles WorkSource Center        HACLA Collaboration with Community Organizat...
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HACLA Honors Chief Charlie Beck of the Los Angeles Police Department
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles honored Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck on Thursday, May 24th at the monthly Board Meeting. HACLA President and CEO Doug Guthrie presented the award to Chief Beck in recognition of his decades of service to the residents of the City of Los Angeles as well as for his support and dedication to the Community Safety Partnership (CSP) Program. Chief Charlie Beck has announced his retirement from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD...
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Pueblo Del Rio Participates in Neighborhood Health Day

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Pueblo Del Rio Participates in Neighborhood Health Day
Cedars Sinai Medical Center in partnership with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) and COACH for Kids hosted a Neighborhood Health Day at Pueblo del Rio community to promote healthy living and offer free health screenings for the residents. Representatives from the following organizations attended the Health Day: Los Angeles Christian Health Centers, Cedars Sinai, Watts Counseling & Learning Center, Watts Health, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital and Coa...
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