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HACLA Led Initiative Awarded $35 Million State Grant

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HACLA Led Initiative Awarded $35 Million State Grant
The Transformative Climate Communities Program (TCC) funds development and infrastructure projects that achieve major environmental, health, and economic benefits in CA’s most disadvantaged communities. Click here to read the press release.
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FSS Program Graduate of the Month: Samantha Myles

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FSS Program Graduate of the Month: Samantha Myles
Samantha Myles was a single mother receiving public assistance and attending college part-time in 2010 when she received a Section 8 voucher.  In hopes of developing a roadmap for her future, she joined the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program in 2011. After joining the program, Myles set up her goals to complete her Master’s Degree, get a job, get off public assistance, and enroll in the First Time Homebuyer’s Program. “I felt like I wasn’t alone anymore. The FSS Program helped me to work...
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Jordan Downs Redevelopment Phase 1A, Over 230 Individuals Attend Jordan Downs Redevelopment Job Fair
On a picture perfect day in January, the Jordan Downs redevelopment site was bustling with activity.  The rustle of the forklifts and excavators along with the smell of freshly cut construction wood planks is an indicator that the project Phase 1A is well on its way. As part of the historic redevelopment of Jordan Downs, HACLA and its partners have emphasized the importance of local hire. The site averages 80 construction workers a day with skills from various trades such as carpenters, concrete...
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Volunteers Needed for the 2018 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count
Every January, we embark on a 3-day mission to count our homeless neighbors across Los Angeles.  Register now to be one of the 8,000 volunteers needed to conduct the 2018 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count. Sign up today to volunteer at https://www.theycountwillyou.org/  #theycountwillyou
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Watts Rising Collaborative Hosts the Cal SGC for a Tour of Watts
The Watts Rising Collaborative submitted the $35 million Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Program Implementation Grant Application this past December and as part of the application review process, the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) conducted a site visit to Watts, CA on January 10, 2018. The Interagency Review Panel comprised of representatives from the different agencies in the state such as the SGC, Department of Public Health, Department of Conservation, and the State Trea...
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Murder in America: What Makes Cities Safer, Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal highlights HACLA and LAPD’s Community Safety Partnership Program.  Watts and the housing developments have seen a dramatic decrease in crime thanks to an unprecedented level of participation among government agencies, residents and non-profit organizations. See Attachment below to read the full article.
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  • HACLA Hosts 100 City Officials from the National League of Cities Summit
    The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) welcomed nearly 100 city officials from all over the country for a mobile workshop and a tour of Watts. During their tour, the government o...
  • Grand Opening of El Segundo and 127th Street Apartments
    The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) joined Meta Housing Corporation for the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the El Segundo and 127th Street Apartments in Harbor Gatew...
  • Section 3 Resident Story: Meet Sonia
    Sonia Rodriquez is no stranger to balancing the challenges of life. This single mother of five has often worked several jobs to support her family. She now lives with her children at the Pueblo Del Ri...
  • Ribbon Cutting of Watts Empowerment Center Sports Complex
      The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) together with Red Eye Inc., partners, celebrities, guests and Watts residents celebrated the ribbon cutting ceremony of the Watts Empowe...