Housing Authorities

Housing Authorities

Provider: HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES

The agency administers a number of subsidized housing programs for low-income and very low-income families, seniors, and people who have disabilities who live in the City of Los Angeles. Services are provided at several sites in the City of Los Angeles. The services provided include Section 8 certificates and vouchers, 15 public housing sites, a shelter plus care program, and WorkSource Satellite Centers which provide a variety of social services. The agency also provides a fraud reporting hotline for employees. Services are restricted to residents of Los Angeles City.

PUBLIC HOUSING The agency provides low cost apartments for very low income families, seniors, and people who have disabilities who live in the City of Los Angeles. People who live in Los Angeles County can apply for public housing. Eligible people apply for subsidized housing and are placed on the agency's waiting list. When their name reaches the top of the list, they are offered apartments at up to three sites and must make a selection.

The rent for each apartment is based on 30% of the family's income. Recipients of public housing are reassessed annually to insure that they continue to meet the agency's requirements for service.

SECTION 8 NEW APPLICATIONS FOR SECTION 8 IS CLOSED. The agency provides rental subsidies for very low income families, older adults, and people who have disabilities who live in the city of Los Angeles. Eligible people may register for Section 8 by phone or online at the agency's website; they are placed on the agency's waiting list. When their name reaches the top of the list, they are responsible for finding a landlord who will accept Section 8 payments. The agency does not provide housing.

Section 8 subsidies are provided to eligible families which then must find apartments where the rent does not exceed the Fair Market Rent Guidelines established by HUD. Families pay 30% of their income. Recipients of Section 8 funds are reassessed annually to insure that they continue to meet the agency's requirements for service.

The taped information number provides general information about the agency and the Section 8 application process. Information is also available online. Applicants who want to check on their wait list status can write to the Conventional Application Center. People who wish to change their information or ask questions must do so in writing to the agency's PO box. Registrant who wish to change their information should provide their name, address (old and new if reporting a move) Social Security number and date of birth. It is important to keep information current. People who wish to report Section 8 fraud by tenants or non-compliance to Section 8 guidelines by landlords, call the designated number.

SHELTER PLUS CARE PROGRAM This program is designed to promote permanent housing with supportive service to persons with disabilities who are homeless, coming from the streets or emergency shelters. Rental assistance is provided through a variety of housing options, as well as other supportive services. To be eligible for the program, a person must be homeless, with a mental illness, substance abuse problem, HIV/AIDS or a dual diagnosis, and must be referred by the community-based organization which provides supportive services under contract with the Housing Authority's Shelter Plus Care program.

FAMILY SELF SUFFICIENCY PROGRAM This program is restricted to Section 8 tenants. To be eligible, the participant must be 18 years of age or older; be committed to entering a job training or educational program, or recently completed such a program; be willing to seek and maintain employment; or be employed and willing to enhance job skills. The program provides case management, referrals to job training, child care, and transportation assistance. In addition, as the clients' job skills and income increase, instead of raising the clients portion of the rent, the program establishes a savings account for the family into which the Housing Authority adds a matching amount. The family can receive this money when it successfully completes the FSS program.

FRAUD REPORTING The Section 8 Investigations Unit hotline accepts reports and complaints about housing-related fraud, including employee fraud, related to HACLA contracted properties only. Individuals may call anonymously to report waste, fraud and abuse. Callers should include address with unit number and zip code, date of birth, and HACLA client number or vendor number. Individuals may call the hotline to follow up on the status of their reports. APPLICATION PROCEDURE To apply for subsidized housing or for information contact the programs directly. Call the taped information number for general information about the agency and the Section 8 application process, NEW APPLICATIONS FOR SECTION 8 IS CLOSED. People who receive Section 8 or landlords who accept or would like to accept Section 8 can call the Central Office to receive information or have questions answered; residents of the San Fernando Valley can call the Valley Office. The agency will not serve walk-ins. The application process for public housing may be obtained by mail or by calling the Conventional Application Center. Online registration for Section 8 is also available at www.hacla.org/section 8/home.htm.

Call the Section 8 Investigations Unit hotline or visit www.mysafeworkplace.com to report housing-related fraud. FEES/PAYMENT SOURCE There are no fees for services.
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Los Angeles , CA 90057 (Physical)

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Website

www.hacla.org
Service hours
Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Service/Intake

(213) 252-1020 (Public Housing Application Center) (213) 252-1213 (Check Status of Individuals Section 8 Application) (213) 252-1214 (Check Status of Individuals Section 8 Application) (213) 252-2668 (Existing Sec.8-Ombudsperson) (213) 252-2500 (Main Line - Section 8 Information)

TDD

(213) 252-5313 (TDD)

Service/Intake and Administration

(213) 252-1820 (Housing/Resident Services)

FAX

(213) 383-7651

Service/Intake and Hotline

(800) 461-9330 (Section 8 Investigations Unit - Report Fraud)
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