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 Public Housing Agency in Los Angeles, California that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 20th, 2019, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

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

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Los Angeles, California Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the 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.

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 Housing Choice Voucher 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.

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 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 most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles manages 44,304 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 37,422 33 188 1,327 1,790 2,731 296
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,015 $814 $1,269 $805 $1,030 $1,004 $917
Monthly Cost $37,985,930 $26,849 $238,505 $1,067,956 $1,843,033 $2,741,518 $271,349

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.


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