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 December 12th, 2019, Los Angeles County Development Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Lancaster Homes, 1 and 2-Bedroom, Senior Public Housing Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on December 31st, 2018. 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
Lancaster Homes, 1 and 2-Bedroom, Senior Public Housing Open Now
Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Los Angeles County, California Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Los Angeles County Development Authority Waiting Lists

Open Now: Lancaster Homes, 1 and 2-Bedroom, 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 1 and 2-Bedroom, Senior Public Housing apartments at Lancaster Homes is currently open. Applications are being accepted from August 26, 2019 at 12:00 am, until December 31, 2019 at 11:59 pm PT; or until a sufficient number of applications have been accepted.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period: 

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Call (626) 586-1845.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

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) 586-1845.

Last Updated on 10/08/2019.

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) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least November, 2018, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

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 08/29/2019.

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.

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 12/12/2019, 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 most recent VMS report, Los Angeles County Development Authority manages 23,257 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 20,141 200 271 535 1,647 89
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,056 $1,344 $934 $1,126 $996 $886
Monthly Cost $21,273,426 $268,810 $253,055 $602,242 $1,641,064 $78,863

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.


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