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County housing authority will close waiting lists for public housing sites

Interested families and seniors must apply before Dec. 17

OW Staff Writer | 11/19/2015, midnight
The Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles (HACoLA) will close its 13 waiting lists effective Dec. 17 at ...

The Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles (HACoLA) will close its 13 waiting lists effective Dec. 17 at 4 p.m. Currently, HACoLA is accepting registrants for its family- and senior-only public housing sites located throughout the county. Registrants may add their name on up to 13 waiting lists before the deadline. Interested persons may register at www.hacola.org, or call (626) 586-1845. The county’s Section 8 waiting list remains closed.

Families and seniors may choose, based on eligibility, to register for one, or all 13 waiting lists. Applicants will be selected from each waiting list in order of admission preferences, followed by date and time of registration. Available family properties include: Carmelitos (Long Beach), Harbor Hills (Lomita), Nueva Maravilla/Sundance Vista/East Scattered Sites (East Los Angeles), Quartz Hill; Santa Monica, and South Scattered Sites (Los Angeles).

Available senior properties include: Carmelitos (Long Beach), Nueva Maravilla and Herbert Ave. (East Los Angeles), Francisquito Villa (La Puente), Whittier Manor (Whittier), West Knoll/Palm (West Hollywood), Marina Manor (Marina Del Rey), Orchard Arms (Valencia), Foothill Villa (La Crescenta) and South Bay Gardens (Los Angeles).

If an applicant is offered a unit from any of the waiting lists that they have registered for, and the unit is not accepted, the applicant’s name will be removed from all selected site-based waiting lists, and they must re-register. Therefore, it is important that applicants only register for locations in which they are willing to reside. Further, please note that HACoLA prohibits smoking on the grounds, and within housing units, at all public housing developments, except for at the South Bay Gardens senior housing development, which has a designated smoking area within the complex.

HACoLA maintains and manages 3,229 public and affordable units located on 68 sites located throughout the county. For more information on HACoLA’s programs, call (626) 262-4510.