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The Los Angeles Housing Authority section that leads to Section 8 apartments has some of the worst homeless encampments in the entire city. But officials want to fix the issue by ensuring that apartments are affordable to only people who actually need them.This means looking for ways to maximize the number of apartments that are rented to those in real need—meeting different needs in different ways, but all
The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDC) Housing Authority assists low-income families and seniors to pay rent to private landlords through the federal Section 8 housing program. To apply, you must call and place your name on a preliminary Section 8 waiting list. When a registrant's name reaches the top of the registration list, application materials are mailed to determine eligibility based on a household's composition and income. Eligible families are then placed on the application list.
Assisted-housing programs such as Section 8 helps make rental housing in the private market affordable for low-income families. The Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles provides rental assistance to more than 20,000 low-income families in Los Angeles County. Nationwide, the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program helps more than 1.7 million low-income families afford decent housing in the private rental market. (Source: www.lakewoodcity.org)
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $15,070 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 81% were extremely low income (ELI). 25% of households had wages as a major source of income, 14% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 60% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
Home repairs for the elderly or low income are available under the Handyworker Program. The program provides free minor home repairs to low-income senior (62 years and older) or disabled resident homeowners or homeowners with disabled relatives residing with them. Emergency repairs that directly affect the health and safety of occupants are also provided to other low-income homeowners. (Source: www.lacity.org)
And that’s Step 2: Contact the housing authority for the area. If it’s within the city of Los Angeles, use the city’s Housing Authority’s website to begin the application process. The agency requires you to either apply in person (check the website or call for the latest procedures related to COVID-19), or download the application and mail it in. (If you don’t have a printer or access to the internet, check a local library.) The application center is near MacArthur Park (2600 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 90057). The phone number is (213) 252-1020.
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. The Housing Authortiy provides business services, housing services and WIA programs for low-income people who live in the City of Los Angeles. It owns and manages housing, administers subsidized housing programs, and conducts direct service programs in the City of Los Angeles. There are age, income and geographic restrictions for some services. (Source: www.211la.org)