Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles

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

Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles offers Public Housing and Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Los Angeles.

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

Open Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles Waiting Lists

Open Soon: Los Angeles, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is opening soon.

The HACLA will accept applications for this waiting list from October 17, 2022, until October 30, 2022.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application that will be available here. The online application will be available in English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Armenian, and Tagalog.

The maximum income limit for each household size are as follows:

  • 1 Person $41,700 | 6 Persons $69,100
  • 2 Persons $47,650 | 7 Persons $73,850
  • 3 Persons $53,600 | 8 Persons $78,650
  • 4 Persons $59,550 | 9 Persons $83,400
  • 5 Persons $64,350 | 10 Persons $88,150

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Priority 1 Preference: Special Programs and Other Referrals
    • Families who are referred to and qualify for HACLA’s Special Programs receive a Priority 1 preference on the HCV waiting list.
  • Preference for the Family of a Veteran
    • Person who currently serves in the active military service of the United States in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps or Coast Guard and/or a person who has been released from such active military service under conditions other than dishonorable.
  • City Residency
    • The applicant currently resides in the City of Los Angeles, or is expected to reside as a result of current or offered employment in the City. Employment means regularly scheduled work for at least 20 hours per week.

30,000 applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HACLA website.

Sources: This information was verified by a representative of the HACLA, and the HACLA public notice on September 22, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Los Angeles, California.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (833) 422-5248.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/22/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing 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.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

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.

Please note: Priority among each preference shall be given to families of veterans or service members of the US Armed Forces (regardless of application date).

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 website

Sources: This information was verified by the HACLA website on September 27, 2022.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (833) 422-5248.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/27/2022.

About Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm
Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of September 24th, 2022, 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 43,917 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, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 37,097 28 246 1,194 1,689 2,703 284
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,144 $899 $1,440 $887 $1,373 $1,050 $1,024
Monthly Cost $42,422,739 $25,175 $354,251 $1,059,003 $2,318,708 $2,839,214 $290,686

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

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

Del Rey Square Senior Hsg

11976 Culver Blvd
Los Angeles, California
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

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+

Jordan Downs

2020 E 97th St
Los Angeles, California
1 BR

Owensmouth Gardens

6300 Owensmouth Ave
Woodland, California
Subsidized
62+

New Carver Apartments

1624 S Hope St
Los Angeles, California
Call For Rent
1 BR

New Genesis Apartments

458 S Main St
Los Angeles, California
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR

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

BROWNING APARTMENTS

1104 BROWNING BLVD
Los Angeles, California
Call For Rent
3-4 BR
Subsidized

JEFFERSON VILLAS

1288 W JEFFERSON BLVD
Los Angeles, California
Accessible
62+
Supportive Housing
Disabled Supportive Housing
Elderly Supportive Housing

SIMPSON VILLAS

6927 SIMPSON AVE
Los Angeles, California
Accessible
Subsidized
62+
Supportive Housing
Disabled Supportive Housing
Elderly 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

Figueroa Apartments

5216 S FIGUEROA ST
Los Angeles, California
Call For Rent
1 BR

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

QUEEN APARTMENTS

2620 ORCHARD AVE
Los Angeles, California
Call For Rent
Studio BR
Subsidized