Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles

2600 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California 90057

Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 25th, 2021, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles serves Los Angeles.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Los Angeles, California Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles Website: http://www.hacla.org/.

Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles Phone: (213) 252-2500.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) Public Housing waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least March, 2018, until further notice.

There are three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Open and print the application online here. Select the "English" or "Spanish" link under the "How to Apply" section.
  2. Pick up an application at the Housing Authority Application Center, located at 2600 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90057, from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm PT.
  3. Pick up an application at any Public Housing site. A list of properties can be found here.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed to:

Housing Authority Application Center 
2600 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90057

Income limit information can be found here.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Working at least 20 hours per week at the State's minimum wage, attending an accredited college, trade school or vocational school full-time, working or attending school for at least 20 hours per week, otherwise equally income self-sufficient, disabled, elderly.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HACLA Apply for Public Housing page, or the HACLA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (213) 252-2500.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/09/2019.

Other Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles Waiting Lists

Closed: Los Angeles, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from October 16, 2017, until October 29, 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application. Applications were available online only.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live, work, or have been hired to work within the City of Los Angeles; and applicants who are veterans or have a household member who is a veteran of the US military, released from such military service under conditions other than dishonorable.

20,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences. By December 1, 2017, the HACLA will send applicants an email with their status on the waiting list.

After applying, applicants will receive a confirmation number. It is important to keep this number in a safe and easy to access place.

Applicants can check their status on the waiting list after December 1, 2017 here.

For more information, visit the HACLA website.

Last Updated on 09/09/2019.

About Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles

More information about Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles can be found on its website at http://www.hacla.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles may be available by phone at (213) 252-2500. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of July 25th, 2021, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 04/11/2018, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles manages 44,269 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2020:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 37,213 32 240 1,246 1,961 2,751 290
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,124 $885 $1,445 $902 $1,196 $1,037 $977
Monthly Cost $41,841,008 $28,328 $346,860 $1,124,045 $2,346,326 $2,851,988 $283,393

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 6% having issued approximately 7,243 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 11 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 53 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

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.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 36% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 28% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 35% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 4% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

28% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 25% of households with children have a female head of household. 69% of all households were headed by a female.

78% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 53% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles Housing Choice Voucher program, 33% include at least one person with a disability. 39% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 86% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

47% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 17% with 3 or more bedrooms. 16% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles voucher holders in 2016 was $401 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,020. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $52.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles

Pueblo Del Sol Apartments

1400 Gabriel Garcia Marquez Street
Los Angeles, California
Call For Rent
2-4 BR

Harbor View Place

326 N. King Street
Los Angeles, California

Wilmington Townhomes

450 King Avenue
Los Angeles, California

Ramona Gardens

2731 Lancaster Ave
Los Angeles, California

Pueblo Del Rio

5220 Long Beach Ave
Los Angeles, California

William Mead Homes

1316 N Main St
Los Angeles, California

Hacienda Village

675 E 88th Pl
Los Angeles, California

Nickerson Gardens

11412 Alvaro St
Los Angeles, California

Jordan Downs

9700 Laurel Pl
Los Angeles, California

Imperial Courts

11414 Grape St
Los Angeles, California

San Fernando Gardens

10995 Lehigh Avenue
Los Angeles, California

New Pico Gardens Phase II

400 S Clarence St
Los Angeles, California

Lankershim 87th

6240 Lankershim Blvd
Los Angeles, California
62+

Jordan Scattered

1413 E 109th St
Los Angeles, California

Low Income Housing Managed by Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles

Gibson Manor

1501 E Century Blvd
Los Angeles, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Accessible
Accessible

Simpson Saticoy Apartments

7541 Simpson Ave
Hollywood, California
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
62+
Accessible

Clemson Corbett Clemson Market

5753 Corbett St
Los Angeles, California
Call For Rent
2 BR
62+

Reseda Manor

7725 Reseda Blvd
Los Angeles, California
Subsidized
62+

Reseda East Senior Citizens Apartments

18450 Ingomar St
Los Angeles, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
Subsidized

Union Ferraro Towers

455 S Union Ave
Los Angeles, California
Subsidized
62+

Yosemite Apartments

1560 Yosemite Dr
Los Angeles, California
62+

Glenalbyn Apartments

4122 Glenalbyn Dr
Los Angeles, California
62+

Sepulveda Apartments

10050 Sepulveda Blvd
Mission Hills, California
62+

Barbara Ann Apartments

13131 Barbara Ann St
Hollywood, California
62+

Wyandotte Apartments

19424 Wyandotte St
Los Angeles, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+

Owensmouth Gardens

6300 Owensmouth Ave
Woodland, California
Subsidized
62+

Cedar Grove at Jordan Downs

2179 E Century Blvd
Los Angeles, California

Arthur K Snyder Villa

1536 Yosemite Drive
Los Angeles, California
62+

Westside Manor

1224 South Norton Avenue
Los Angeles, California
62+

Ybarra Village Apartments

3015 S West View St
Los Angeles, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
Veterans Welcome

Kensington Campus

45244 32nd Street West
Lancaster, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
Supportive Housing
Homeless Supportive Housing

HFL VAN NUYS

13457 VANOWEN ST
Los Angeles, California

The Gateway at Willowbrook

11740 BANDERA AVE
Los Angeles, California
62+
Elderly Supportive Housing

The Fiesta

7860 Simpson Ave
Los Angeles, California

Marvs Place

143 N MAR VISTA AVE
Pasadena, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Homeless Supportive Housing

Sylmar Court

14920 ASTORIA ST
Los Angeles, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

El Segundo Boulevard Apartments

535 W EL SEGUNDO BLVD
Los Angeles, California
Veterans Welcome

127 Street Apartments

550 W 127TH ST
Los Angeles, California
Accessible
Disabled Supportive Housing
Homeless Supportive Housing

PATH Metro Villas Phase 1

345 N Westmore Ave
Los Angeles, California
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Supportive Housing

Teague Terrace Apartments

4260 EAGLE ROCK BLVD
Los Angeles, California
Family & Senior
Accessible
62+
Disabled Supportive Housing
Elderly Supportive Housing
Homeless Supportive Housing
Veterans Welcome