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Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles. How To Apply for Public Housing. August 2008. What is the Housing Authority (HACLA)?. HACLA was established in 1938 to administer the public housing program in the City of Los Angeles

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Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles

How To Apply for Public Housing

August 2008

What is the Housing Authority (HACLA)?

  • HACLA was established in 1938 to administer the public housing program in the City of Los Angeles

  • Our main mission is to provide safe, decent and sanitary housing

  • We provide affordable public housing to 7,400 families

  • Our developments are located throughout the City of Los Angeles

More about HACLA…

  • Many of the sites have been modernized or updated

  • All sites are accessible to major transit routes

  • Almost all sites have features such as parks, playgrounds, green open areas, and Employment Technology Centers

HACLA’s Public Housing Sites

  • Central Los Angeles:

  • Avalon Gardens

  • Pueblo Del Rio


  • Gonzaque Village

  • Nickerson Gardens

  • Imperial Courts

  • Jordan Downs


  • Rancho San Pedro

  • East Los Angeles:

  • Estrada Courts

  • Rose Hill Courts

  • Pico Gardens

  • William Mead

  • Ramona Gardens

    SF Valley:

  • San Fernando Gardens

    West LA:

  • Mar Vista Gardens

Location of Public Housing Developments

How To Apply

1.Visit us in person to obtain an application at:

Housing Authority Application Center

515 Columbia Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90017

Open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. M-F

2. You may download an application from our website and mail it to the above address.

3. Call us at (213) 353-1000 to request an application.

What do I bring to the interview?

Identification cards such as:

  • Driver license

  • Birth Certificates

  • Social Security Cards

  • INS documents (if applicable)

    Financial Records

  • Copies of pay stubs

  • W-2s

  • Bank records

  • Medical receipts…

What Happens at the Interview?

  • Adult members of the household will be required to sign release of information on all necessary verification forms.

  • Your interviewer will review your information and start the process to verify your eligibility for housing assistance.

Main Reasons Applications are Rejected

  • Lack of documentation

  • Incomplete application

  • Rejecting the site you are offered

  • Hiding or falsifying information

After the Interview…….

  • A staff member will determine your eligibility

     This process can take several weeks

  • You may be asked to provide additional information if needed

  • Once completed you will be notified of the results

And then?…

If Eligible to Participate in the Program…

…and depending on where you are on the waiting list…..

  • You will be offered up to three locations (depending on vacancies at that time – there is no “site-based” list for a specific property)

  • You must be able to accept your new housing location and pay a security deposit

We look forward to housing you!!!

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