The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) is a state-chartered public agency. It provides the largest stock of affordable housing in Los Angeles and is one of the nation's leading public housing authorities. It is also one of the oldest, providing quality housing options and supportive services to the citizens of Los Angeles since 1938.
HACLA's annual budget is more than $ 1 billion. Its funds come from five main sources: HUD's annual operating subsidy, HUD's annual Capital Fund, Section 8 administrative fees, rent from public housing residents plus other program and capital grants from various sources. HACLA continues to explore alternative funding sources and has built numerous key partnerships with City and State agencies, nonprofit foundations, community-based organizations and private developers.
HACLA's Strategic Mission
HACLA will preserve its existing affordable housing supply of 75,400 units and spearhead a collaborative effort to increase the supply of affordable housing in LA by 30,000 units within the next 10 years.
HACLA will collaborate with residents and public, non-profit and private entities to create viable, healthy communities and to empower able residents to achieve financial independence. We will achieve the above while maintaining strong internal controls, developing and maintaining a strong culture of mutual respect, fiscal responsibility, and ethical behavior by our employees, residents and other key stakeholders.
More Than Just a Place to Live
HACLA provides more than a place to live. It offers a range of programs specifically for low income, homeless, disabled, children and seniors such as: Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS), Homeless Program, Homeownership Program, Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (HOPWA), Tenant-Based Rental Assistance, Project-Based Rental Assistance, Mainstream - Housing Opportunities for Person with Disabilities, Moderate rehabilitation, Shelter Plus Care Program, Moderate Rehab for Single Room Occupancy.
HACLA owns and manages a citywide portfolio of approximately 9,300 units and administers monthly housing assistance payments for more than 100,000 family members throughout Los Angeles.
Conventional Public Housing:
17 Family Large Housing Developments with 6,850 units
1 newly refurbished Senior/Disabled building with 27 units
Serving about 22,000 residents
Section 8 Contracts: Divison total allocation with 51,151 contracts, utilized with 50,335 contracts, voucher with 44,258 contracts
Shelter Plus Care: 2,396 allocated units
HOPWA: 234 allocated units
Moderate Rehab (including SRO): 1,370 allocated units
New Construction: 1,914
Asset Management: Servicing 2,434 units in a 91 property portfolio