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HACLA Receives Nation’s Largest Jobs Plus Initiative Grant from HUD
LOS ANGELES – The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) was awarded a $3.7 Million Jobs Plus Initiative (JPI) grant by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The award was announced by Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary of HUD, during a press conference held at Nickerson Gardens, HACLA’s largest public housing site with 3,146 residents. “HUD’s Jobs Plus Initiative connects public housing residents with employment, education and financial empowerment services and i...
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HACLA Hosts State of the Agency Meeting

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HACLA Hosts State of the Agency Meeting
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles hosted an all staff State of the Agency Meeting at The Fields LA in Exposition Park. Over 630 HACLA employees attended the meeting including staff from all public housing sites, as well as HACLA’s satellite Section 8 offices located in the Valley and Torrance. Also in attendance were HACLA Commissioners Ben Besley, Daniel Tenenbaum, Delfino De La Cruz and Cielo Castro. During the State of the Agency meeting, HACLA staff were informed about...
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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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  • HACLA Commissioner Lucelia Hooper Honored with Garden Dedication Ceremony
    On September 26, 2019, the Executive Team of the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles gathered with the Board of Commissioners, HACLA staff and the Nickerson Gardens Community to tribute Commi...
  • HACLA Launches Jobs Plus Program at Nickerson Gardens
    The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) announced yesterday the launch of the Jobs Plus Program at Nickerson Gardens Sage Center. The initiative is funded by a grant in the amount of ...
  • 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...