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Los Angeles County Development Authority

700 West Main Street
Alhambra, Los Angeles County, California 91801

Los Angeles County Development Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Alhambra, California that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of April 6th, 2020, Los Angeles County Development Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Senior Public Housing Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on August 10th, 2020. The Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Los Angeles County Development Authority serves Los Angeles County but does not serve Baldwin Park, Burbank, Compton, Culver City, Glendale, Hawaiian Gardens, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Norwalk, Pasadena, Pico Rivera, Pomona, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica, South Gate and Torrance.

Los Angeles County Development Authority was previously known as the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Senior Public Housing Open Now
Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Los Angeles County, California Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Family Public Housing Closed
Lancaster Homes Senior Multi-Family Housing Closed

Open Los Angeles County Development Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.

Los Angeles County Development Authority Website: https://wwwb.lacda.org/.

Los Angeles County Development Authority Phone: (626) 262-4510.

COVID-19 Update: Affordable Housing Online has confirmed that these waiting lists are still open. As of March 18, 2020, the website says:

"all Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) offices will be closed to the public. During our office closure, LACDA staff will continue to serve clients, program participants, and partners via telephone and email.  Thank you for your understanding."

More information can be found here.

Open Now: Senior Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Senior Public Housing Waiting List

The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) waiting list for Senior Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted from February 10, 2020 at 8:00 am, until August 10, 2020 at 4:00 pm PT.

Please note: According to the LACDA:

  • "An elderly family is a household whose head, co-head, spouse, or sole member is a person who is at least 62 years of age. It may include two or more persons who are at least 62 years of age living together, or one or more persons who are at least 62 years of age living with one or more live-in aides."
  • "Registrants may choose, based on eligibility, to register at one or all of the seven SBWLs...If you are offered a unit from any one of the waiting lists that you have selected and you reject the unit, your name will be removed from all other selected SBWLs. It is therefore important that you only register for locations in which you are willing to reside."
  • "If the LACDA receives sufficient applications prior to the established August 10, 2020 deadline, a second public notice will be published to notify the public that the SBWLs will close at an earlier date."

This opening is for all seven elderly sites, which includes:

  • Carmelitos Senior
  • East County Senior
  • Foothill Villa Senior
  • South Bay Gardens Senior
  • Orchard Arms Senior
  • Marina Manor Senior
  • Westknoll and Palm Senior

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

There are preferences, and they can be found on the application.

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, read the LACDA public notice, or visit the LACDA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (626) 262-4510.

Last Updated on 02/11/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) waiting list for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least November, 2018, until further notice.

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

For more information, visit the LACDA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (626) 262-4510.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 02/11/2020.

Other Los Angeles County Development Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Los Angeles County, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when the waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the LACDA website.

Last Updated on 08/29/2019.

Closed: Family Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) waiting list for Family Public Housing apartments is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the LACDA website.

Last Updated on 02/11/2020.

Closed: Lancaster Homes Senior Multi-Family Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Senior Waiting List

The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom Senior Multi-Family Housing apartments at Lancaster Homes is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from August 26, 2019, until March 31, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Call the LACDA.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received.

For more information, visit the LACDA website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Lancaster, California.

Last Updated on 04/01/2020.

About Los Angeles County Development Authority

More information about Los Angeles County Development Authority can be found on its website at https://wwwb.lacda.org/.

Representatives of Los Angeles County Development Authority may be available by phone at (626) 262-4510. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 04/06/2020, it is not known if Los Angeles County Development Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Los Angeles County Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Los Angeles County Development Authority manages 23,556 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, 2019:

Standard Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 20,440 210 266 541 1,656 87
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,098 $1,295 $940 $1,221 $1,037 $873
Monthly Cost $22,433,599 $271,907 $249,926 $660,361 $1,717,380 $75,949

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Los Angeles County Development Authority

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 8% having issued approximately 2,942 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 44 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $15,912 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 80% were extremely low income (ELI). 25% of households had wages as a major source of income, 13% 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, 41% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 34% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 5% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

38% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 35% of households with children have a female head of household. 77% of all households were headed by a female.

87% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 43% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Los Angeles County Development Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 32% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 60% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

34% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 32% with 3 or more bedrooms. 20% 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 Los Angeles County Development Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $432 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,015. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $70.



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 Los Angeles County Development Authority

Carmelitos

761 E Via Carmelitos
Long Beach, California

Harbor Hills

26401 Western Ave
Lomita, California

Marina Manor Senior Apartments

3401 Via Dolce
Marina Del Rey, California
Income Based
1-2 BR

Orchard Arms

2423 Foothill Blvd
Glendale, California

South Bay Gardens

230 E 130th St
Los Angeles, California

Nueva Maravilla

4815 E Col De Las Rosas
Los Angeles, California

West Knoll Et Al Palm

959 Palm Ave
West Hollywood, California