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HACLA Receives High Performer Report Card from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
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03/25/2024
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Los AngelesThe Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) Public Housing and Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Programs continue to receive a High Performer designation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), under HUD’s Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) and Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP).

The “PHAS” is an evaluation of a Public Housing Agency’s (PHA) performance, including the physical condition of properties, financial health, management systems, and the effectiveness of its modernization Capital Fund Program. Public housing received a total score of 94 out of 100. This is the 11th consecutive year that the program receives a high performer rating. HACLA operates 6,393 public housing units located at 15 properties throughout the City of Los Angeles.

Similarly, the “SEMAP” is an evaluation of a PHA’s performance of its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, including utilization of vouchers, timely annual reexamination of program eligibility, timely and accurate assessment of housing quality standards, correct rent calculations, and calculating family rent amounts in accordance with HUD requirements. The voucher program received a total score of 135 out of 145. This is the 15th consecutive year that the program receives a high performer designation. HACLA administers one of the largest rental subsidy programs in the country with 61,756 vouchers and certificates.

The staff of the Housing Services and Section 8 departments are to be credited with this success who worked diligently to once again achieve a High Performer rating.

“To consistently manage and administer the Section 8 Program successfully in a large city like Los Angeles, where housing costs have continued to rise, is not an easy feat,” said Doug Guthrie, President & CEO of HACLA. “Likewise, managing a large public housing portfolio like ours takes tremendous effort. I want to thank our incredible staff for their hard work, which resulted in these high achievements.”

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Image removed.About HACLA
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) was established in 1938 by City of Los Angeles Resolution No. 1241. HACLA is one of the nation’s largest and leading public housing authorities, providing the largest supply of quality affordable housing to residents of the City of Los Angeles. HACLA provides affordable housing to over 83,000 households in its Public Housing and Section 8 rental assistance programs, and offers a range of permanent supportive housing programs for homeless households, including: Project-Based, HUD – Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing, Homeless, Tenant Based Supportive Housing, Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (HOPWA), Continuum of Care and Moderate Rehabilitation Single Room Occupancy program. For more information, visit
www.hacla.org.

Contact:

Margarita Lares, Chief Programs Officer

213-252-1810

Margarita.Lares@hacla.org

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