Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles

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Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
Agency overview
HeadquartersLos Angeles, California
Website www.hacla.org

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) is a state-chartered public agency. Established in 1938, HACLA provides the largest stock of affordable housing in the city Los Angeles, California and is one of the nation's oldest public housing authorities.

Its funds come from five main sources: United States Department of Housing and Urban Development's annual operating subsidy, HUD's annual Capital Fund, Section 8 administrative fees, rent from public housing residents, and other program and capital grants from various sources.


In July 1983, Mayor Tom Bradley disbanded the housing authority commission following allegations of mismanagement both by internal sources and by the Los Angeles Times. The City Council took control. After months of dispute, including former commissioners rallying housing project residents to support them, the new commission took control the following January with reduced powers.

Housing locations

The larger location sites are:

Nickerson Gardens is the largest family large public housing development in Los Angeles with 1,066 units.


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