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PUBLIC NOTICE: PROPOSED FIVE-YEAR AGENCY PLAN FOR FISCAL YEARS 2024-2029

The Public Housing Agency (PHA) Plan was created by section 5A of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437c–1). There are two different PHA Plans: The Five-Year Agency Plan and the Annual Plan. The Five-Year Agency Plan describes the agency’s mission, long-range goals, and objectives for achieving its mission over a five-year period. The Annual PHA Plan is a comprehensive guide to PHA policies, programs, operations, and strategies for meeting local housing needs and goals.

In accordance with the Housing Act of 1937, the LACDA has drafted a proposed Five-Year Agency Plan that describes the agency’s mission, and future long-range goals, and objectives for achieving its mission over a five-year period, respectively during the Fiscal Years of 2024-2029.

For Public Review and Comment, below is the drafted proposed Five-Year Agency Plan. The Executive Summary describes the reason for this activity and the major changes being proposed to the programs during this planning period. Public Review and comment is available for a 45-day period, respectively from December 22, 2023 to February 5, 2024.

Public Notice Announcement for Agency Plan for FY 2024-2025
Public Notice Announcement for Agency Plan for FY 2024-2025 (Spanish)
Public Notice Announcement for Agency Plan for FY 2024-2025 (Russian)

Executive Summary for the Five-Year Agency Plan
Executive Summary for the Five-Year Agency Plan (Spanish)
Executive Summary for the Five-Year Agency Plan (Russian)

Proposed Five-Year Agency Plan for Fiscal Years 2024-2029

Members of the public wishing to make written comments or questions about Public Housing may mail them to the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA), 700 W. Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801 to the attention of Beatriz Romo, Policy Administrator. Written comments or questions about the Section 8 Program may be sent to the attention of Dayana Zavala, Policy Administrator, at the same address. Those who wish to make comments by telephone may call 626-586-1991.  You may also submit questions and comments at HADCompliance@lacda.org.

The Public Hearing for the Five-Year Agency Plan will be held as follows:

April 9, 2024, 9:30 a.m.
Board Hearing Room - 381 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Instructions for viewing the public hearing and commenting on items proposed before the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors can be found at www.bos.lacounty.gov.


PUBLIC NOTICE: PROPOSED AMENDED ANNUAL PLAN FOR FISCAL YEARS 2023-2024

The LACDA has drafted a proposed Amended Annual Plan that provides information on the LACDA’s progress in meeting the goals outlined in its 5-year Agency Plan, major program policies, and financial resources for the Housing Authority Conventional Public Housing Program.  Additionally, the Amended Annual Plan updates information on housing needs, housing strategies, and other program and management data.

Included in the LACDA’s Amended Annual Plan are the following attachments: Amended Annual Plan, Resident Advisory Board comments, and the Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy for the Public Housing Program.

Below is the Amended Annual Plan Executive Summary and the proposed Annual Plan document which is available for a 45-day public review and comment period, from November 24, 2023 to January 08, 2024.

Public Notice Announcement

Amended Annual Plan Executive Summary (English)
Amended Annual Plan Executive Summary (Spanish)
Amended Annual Plan Executive Summary (Russian)
Amended Annual Plan for Fiscal Year 2023-2024

Citizens wishing to make written comments or questions about Public Housing may mail them to the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA), 700 W. Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801 to the attention of Don Swift, Assistant Director. Those who wish to make comments by telephone may call 626-586-1909. You may also submit questions and comments at HODpolicyforum@lacda.org.

The public hearing on the Annual Plan will be held before the LACDA’s Board of Commissioners as follows:

March 6, 2024 - 9:30 a.m.
Board Hearing Room - 381 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Instructions for viewing the public hearing and commenting on items propose before the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors can be found at www.bos.lacounty.gov.

The LACDA’s Five-Year and Annual Public Housing Agency Plans advise HUD, its families, and members of the public about the LACDA’s missions, goals, and its progress for serving the needs of target populations and economically disadvantaged families.  

The Five-Year Plan details the LACDA’s long-range goals and objectives for achieving the mission over the subsequent five years while the Annual Plan provides details about the LACDA’s yearly strategies and progress for accomplishing its goals for the upcoming fiscal year.  To review the LACDA’s plans, please see the link below. 

FY 2020-2024 Five Year PHA Plan and FY 2020-2021 Annual Plan
FY 2021-2022 Annual Plan
FY 2022-2023 Annual Plan
FY 2023-2024 Annual Plan

The purpose of the Administrative Plan is to outline the policies and procedures that govern the HCV Program (Section 8) administered by the LACDA. The plan covers HUD policy, when necessary, and provides details on all discretionary policies.

2023 Administrative Plan (07-01-2023)

2022 Administrative Plan (Amended on 04-06-2023)

2022 Administrative Plan (07-01-2022) 

2021 Administrative Plan (07-01-2021)

Under HUD regulation, a Public Housing Agency (PHA) is responsible for establishing and maintaining a utility allowance schedule that provides reasonable allowances for tenant-paid utilities and appliances, which are used in calculating the gross rent of a unit. The utility allowance is intended to enable participating families to pay typical costs for utilities and services paid by energy-conserving households occupying units of similar size and type in the same locality. 

In calculating the gross rent for units leased under the HCV Program, as well as the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) for which the family qualifies, a PHA must consider not only the contract rent that is paid to the owner, but also the anticipated cost of any utilities that the tenant family is required to pay. Payment of bills for tenant-paid utilities is the responsibility of the family, and any interruption or termination of utility services because of the family’s failure to pay is considered a breach of the family’s obligations under the HCV Program.

The utility allowance and appliance provisions listed in the tenancy lease agreement are incorporated into the HAP contract. Any time a change is made in the responsibility for payment of utility expenses, the owner and the tenant must report the change to the PHA so that the contract rent and the utility allowance can be adjusted accordingly.

LACDA Utility Allowance Schedule

FY 2023 Utility Allowance Schedule    |    FY 2022 Utility Allowance Schedule

VAWA provides protection for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. VAWA protections are not only available to women, but are available equally to all individuals regardless of sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You don't have to be married or living with the abuser to be protected by VAWA. These protections cover tenants as defined under applicable program regulations, as well as applicants when they are applying for admission to a housing program.

To learn your rights or the options available to you, please review the information below:

LACDA VAWA Emergency Transfer Plan (1-2019)
HUD Form 5380 VAWA Notice of Occupancy Rights
HUD Form 5382 VAWA Certification
HUD Form 5383 Emergency Transfer VAWA

In accordance with Federal, State and local law, the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) will provide meaningful access to its programs and activities to persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) and undertake reasonable efforts to provide or arrange free language assistance for LEP applicants or participants of the Housing Choice Voucher Program and all other rental assistance programs administered by the Housing Assistance Division.

2023 Language Access Plan
The CoC Program is designed to provide permanent housing with supportive services to chronically homeless persons with disabilities.

Continuum of Care Policy Manual