Homeless Incentive Program

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The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) has been a leader in the fight to end Homelessness and has implemented measures to accomplish this goal. HACLA has partnered with the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) to provide homeless incentive payments (HIP) to private landlords to house applicants from HACLA’s homeless housing assistance programs. LACDA will transfer City funds to HACLA, who will issue a check directly to a landlord upon receiving the HIP request.

Hold Incentive: Receive up to one month's rent, per vacant unit held, based on the number of bedrooms and current Fair Market Rents (FMR).

HIP Property Listings

This listing resource is for the sole use of HIP program clients:


Here’s How the Program Works

Step 1: Landlords complete the Pre-Request for Tenancy Approval form and submit in person to a HACLA office, or via e-mail to HIP@HACLA.ORG.

Step 2: HACLA staff will contact the landlord to schedule an inspection of the vacant unit.

Step 3: The landlord enters into an agreement with HACLA by completing the Vacant Unit Holding Fee Agreement.

Step 4: A homeless program applicant with an active voucher/certificate is quickly referred to the vacant unit.

Get Started

Complete and submit the following documents to get started:

  1. Pre-Request For Tenancy Approval (Pre-RFTA)
  2. Vacant Unit Holding Fee Agreement
  3. W-9
  4. Letter of Authorization for any authorized representative or agent acting on behalf of the owner.
  5. Direct Deposit Form

CLICK HERE for full document

Submit documents by e-mail, mail, or in person to:

E-mail: HIP@hacla.org

Mail/Person: Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
Attn: Homeless Incentive Program
2600 Wilshire Boulevard, 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90057

Eligible Areas

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles provides Section 8 rental assistance only within the City Limits of Los Angeles. Areas outside the City limits are serviced by other Housing Authorities agencies.

If your rental property is located outside the City of Los Angeles, contact city information in the area in which the rental property is located to determine the agency responsible for Section 8 rental assistance.

Click here for a list of neighborhoods within HACLA's jurisdiction.

HIP Landlord Coffee & Conversations

Meeting Room Link: Please email HIP@hacla.org for link.

Meetings will be held on Wednesdays from 10am to 12pm on the following dates:

Meeting Dates

  • 03/06/2024
  • 04/03/2024
  • 05/01/2024
  • 06/05/2024
  • 07/10/2024
  • 08/07/2024
  • 09/04/2024
  • 10/02/2024
  • 11/06/2024


Holding Fee Incentive

Landlords can receive up to one month's rent, per vacant unit held, and based on the number of bedrooms and current Fair Market Rents (FMR).

Fair Market Rents

Bedroom Size







5-bdr 6-bdr








$4,140 $4,680
Moving-In Assistance

Move-In Assistance may include security deposit, utility assistance, and furniture essentials depending on the needs of the homeless family or individual. Once the person or family secures housing, the Housing Authority or partner agency will make contact and arrangements.

Damage Mitigation

The Damage Claims component provides a financial safety net to landlords for unit costs beyond the security deposit. All claims must be filed within 30 calendar days of the lease termination date.  

Updated: 06/07/2024