The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) is a state-chartered public agency. Established in 1938, HACLA provides the largest stock of affordable housing in the city
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and is one of the nation's oldest
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authorities. Its funds come from five main sources:
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's annual operating subsidy, HUD's annual Capital Fund, Section 8 administrative fees, rent from public housing residents, and other program and capital grants from various sources.


In July 1983, Mayor Tom Bradley disbanded the housing authority commission following allegations of mismanagement both by internal sources and by the ''
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''. The
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took control. After months of dispute, including former commissioners rallying housing project residents to support them, the new commission took control the following January with reduced powers.

Housing locations

The larger location sites are: *
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* Estrada Courts * Gonzaque Village * Imperial Courts * Jordan Downs * Mar Vista Gardens * Nickerson Gardens * Pico/Aliso Gardens * Pueblo Del Rio * Ramona Gardens * Rancho San Pedro (public housing), Rancho San Pedro * Rose Hills Courts * San Fernando Gardens * William Mead Homes * Center Courts * Pueblo Del Sol Nickerson Gardens is the largest family large public housing development in Los Angeles with 1,066 units.


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* Public housing in Los Angeles Government agencies established in 1938 1938 establishments in California Welfare in California {{LosAngeles-geo-stub