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Adidas Employees Volunteer at Imperial Courts and Donate Gear to Youth
Over 200 Adidas Employees participated in a two-day volunteer event at Imperial Courts public housing site in Watts. This project came to fruition through a partnership between Adidas and Watts Empowerment Center operated by Redeye, HACLA’s on-site service provider. Adidas also brought in their non-profit partners LA Works, Good Sports and the U.S. Soccer Foundation to assist with refurbishing sports spaces for kids. “Adidas believes that through sport, we have the power to change lives. Our ...
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Imperial Courts Hosts Star View Health and Resource Fair
Over 100 non-profits, health and community organizations participated in Stars Behavioral Health Group’s Annual Resource Fair held at the Imperial Courts public housing development. The collaborative event sponsored by Red Eye and Starts Behavioral Health Group, featured a carnival theme which attracted nearly 2,000 Imperial Courts and Watts community residents. The Resource Fair provided a myriad of resources and entertainment for visitors of all ages. The fair included free health testing an...
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Four HACLA Youth Receive Section 3 Student Scholarship Awards
For the third year, the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) Section 3 department awarded scholarships to 4 (four) public housing youth. The Scholarship Program was developed as part of HACLA’s Section 3 Program to provide additional economic opportunities to Section 3 residents. With the participation and an ongoing commitment of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore and Clark Hill law firms, HACLA awarded scholarships to deserving youth to help them with their college expenses. Both law fi...
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As part of NAHRO's Housing America campaign, a poster contest is held each year for children residing in affordable housing and community developments owned or administered by NAHRO member agencies. The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) has been participating in the local SoCal NAHRO Poster Contest for the past 10 years. This year, a total of 18 youth from various public housing sites participated in the Poster Contest and three (3) were select to move on to the next phase of...
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HACLA Hosts Summer Community Partners Conference

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HACLA Hosts Summer Community Partners Conference
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) hosted its Summer Community Partners Conference on July 23rd at Jordan Downs Community Center in Watts. Every quarter, HACLA’s collaborating agencies convene to update each other on their progress in serving HACLA’s residents and services provided at the Watts/Los Angeles WorkSource Center. They also share information on upcoming events. Representatives from the following organizations attended the conference: Los Angeles County Departme...
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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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  • 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...