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HACLA Celebrates Career Expansion Graduation

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HACLA Celebrates Career Expansion Graduation
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA)’s Watts/Los Angeles WorkSource Center hosted the graduation for the first class of 16 Los Angeles Reconnections Career Academy (LARCA) 2.0 and 3 other reentry participants to complete the Multi-Craft Core (MC3) construction training conducted by Career Expansion, Inc. in the Jordan Downs Community Center.  LARCA is a City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) program that is funded by the Rodriguez vs. City ...
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Kendrick Lamar and Special Guests Perform at 5th Annual TDE Holiday Concert
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) in partnership with Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) kept the tradition alive by hosting 5th Annual Holiday Concert and Toy Drive at Nickerson Gardens public housing development on December 19th in Watts, Los Angeles. Every year, TDE’s CEO, Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith comes back to the neighborhood that he grew up in and brings artists from his label to perform for the community in hopes to inspire, spread joy and provide gifts for th...
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Groundbreaking of Casa Del Sol in Sun Valley

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Groundbreaking of Casa Del Sol in Sun Valley
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) joined A Community of Friends (ACOF) along with Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilwoman Nury Martinez and other partners in celebration of the groundbreaking ceremony of Casa Del Sol Apartment complex in Sun Valley. Developed by ACOF, Casa Del Sol is one of the first projects that received funding from Proposition HHH bond measure.  Once vacant and underutilized site, Casa Del Sol will soon become a 44-unit supportive housing community that wil...
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Section 3 Resident Story: Meet Nicolas

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Section 3 Resident Story: Meet Nicolas
Nicolas Vergara enjoys working in the construction industry and has spent the last ten years developing carpentry, cabinetry and basic electrical trade skills. The opportunity to work as a Roofer with Cal Roofing Inc. was a bit unexpected as he possessed no prior roofing experience. However, Nicolas says he is thankful for the opportunity to work with a team that has been supportive and spared no effort to mentor and teach him.   Nicolas grew up at Rancho San Pedro public housing community and ...
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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 officials saw first-hand how community-led efforts are making a lasting impact on public safety, housing and the local environment in Watts. City Summit is the National League of Cities’ top conference for local leaders to convene, collaborate and adopt new best practices to help tackle the common ...
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Grand Opening of El Segundo and 127th Street Apartments

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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 Gateway. The newly constructed developments will provide 160 units of permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless families and individuals. Also in attendance were Mayor Eric Garcetti, County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Councilmember Joe Buscaino among many others. “Congratulations to ever...
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Section 3 Resident Story: Meet Sonia

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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 Rio public housing community. The housing assistance has been a big financial relief but she looks at it as a mere stepping stone.   When an employment opportunity presented itself with Walton Construction Services, Sonia did not hesitate to apply. She was hired as a Jobsite Office Administrator but ...
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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 Empowerment Center Sports Complex located at Imperial Courts public housing site. Hundreds of residents, youth and small children gathered to enjoy an array of exciting events put together by Red Eye, an on-site service provider that operates the Watts Empowerment Center (WEC). The representative from St...
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Jordan Downs Revitalization Reaches Significant Milestones With Grand Opening of Century Blvd. Extension and Groundbreaking of Phase 1B
Accompanied by a marching band from Jordan High, a parade of walkers, bike riders, and electric vehicles and buses inaugurated the extension of Century Boulevard into the Jordan Downs neighborhood of South Los Angeles. Surrounded by residents and other city and state officials, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Joe Buscaino, and City Engineer Gary Lee Moore, led the parade down the City’s first “Complete Street” to a ceremonial groundbreaking for the next phase of housing underway at Jordan...
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Watts Rising Collaborative Gathers for a Retreat as They Prepare to Launch Their Three Year Initiative
  The Watts Rising Collaborative, which includes funded project partners, special leverage partners, residents and key community stakeholders gathered for an all-day retreat, hosted by the TreePeople at their campus located at Coldwater Canyon Park. The goal of the retreat was to begin the challenging work of identifying how the Watts Rising Collaborative will work together to achieve and exceed the goals of the $35 million Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) grant and build a strong,...
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  • HACLA Youth Receive $51,000 in Scholarships
    Forty-six (46) graduating high school seniors living in Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) public housing developments and Section 8 were recently awarded academic scholarships. St...
  • HACLA All-Stars Participate in HomeWalk2019
    The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angles (HACLA) participated in the United Way’s annual HomeWalk on Saturday, May 18th in Grand  Park, Downtown Los Angeles. HACLA’s “All-Stars” team brok...
  • HACLA Attends HouseLA Event for Landlords
    The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) attended the HouseLA event to promote the advantages of the Homeless Incentive Program (HIP) for landlords. HACLA has partnered with the Housin...
  • HACLA Releases a New Vision: Build HOPE
    LOS ANGELES – The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) announced today it has released a 25-Year vision plan to advance the preservation and expansion of affordable housing options an...