About Us

We Build Better Lives and Better Neighborhoods


In 1982, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors consolidated three entities – the Housing Authority, the Community Development Department, and the Redevelopment Agency – to form the Community Development Commission (CDC).  On May 16, 2019, the agency was officially rebranded as the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA).  The LACDA is part of the County family, but an independent agency and not a County Department.

The Board of Supervisors currently serves as the Commissioners of the LACDA – setting policy for the agency.  The Board of Commissioners receives input from the agency's Housing Advisory Committee, which meets monthly at various locations throughout the County. The Committee reviews and makes recommendations on matters that are presented to the Board of Commissioners for approval, including Section 8 and Public Housing policies and procedures. 

The LACDA’s core pillars include affordable housing, and community and economic development.  The agency’s wide-ranging programs benefit residents and business owners in the unincorporated Los Angeles County areas and in various incorporated cities that participate in different programs (these cities are called “participating cities”).  According to the 2010 U.S. Census, more than one million of the County’s nearly ten million residents live in unincorporated areas.

Finally, the LACDA is a key player in Los Angeles County’s Homeless Initiative, introduced in February 2015, to combat the homeless crisis that continues to plague the region. 

In 2017, the initiative expanded to include 51 strategies aimed to attack the root causes of homelessness.  The agency is involved in 27 of the 51 strategies, either as the lead or as a collaborate agency.

Almost 70% of the LACDA’s funding comes from the Federal government, 63% of which comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide subsidized housing, housing development and preservation, community development, and economic development within Los Angeles County. In Fiscal Year 2023-2024the agency has a budget of $962.9 million and a total staff size of 693.

The effective delivery of services requires structure and the mobilization of agency sub-teams. The structure of the LACDA is shown in the organizational chart below.

LACDA ConnectedClick here to access the agency's interactive and downloadable program brochure.

Year End HighlightsClick here to access the agency's annual reporting of program accomplishments and events.



Finance and Budget


The LACDA's Fiscal Year begins July 1 and ends June 30. The majority of funds received are from the Federal government, primarily from HUD through entitlements, allocations, and grants.  
2023-24         2022-23     2021-22 

The LACDA assumes responsibility for the completeness and reliability of the information contained in this report by certifying that it is accurate in all material aspects.  It is presented in a manner designed to fairly state the financial position and results of operations of the LACDA.  All disclosures necessary to enable the knowledgeable reader to gain an understanding of the LACDA's financial activities have been included.

2021-22    2020-21    2019-20 

2022   2021   2020  



Awards and Recognition


The LACDA is proud to have achieved recognition by public and private entities at the local, State, and Federal levels. The agency strives to be a change maker and leader in the delivery of services, programs, and affordable housing management and development.

Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada
Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting
July 2023

2023 NAHRO Awards of Merit
Earvin Magic Johnson Park
Orchard Arms Solar Project
July 2023

2022 NAHRO Awards of Excellence
Small Business Emergency Relief Program
March 2023
Government Finance Officers Association
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
October 2022

35th Annual Productivity and Quality Awards
Small Businesses, Big Impact
Stay Housed LA
October 2022

2022 NACCED Awards of Excellence
Small Business Emergency Relief Program
August 2022 

2022 NAHRO Awards of Merit 
Los Angeles County Rent Relief Program
Small Business Emergency Relief Program
July 2022

NACo Achievement Awards
Rent Relief Program: Ensuring Housing Stability During COVID-19
Keep LA County Dining Grant Program 
May 2022
NACCED Awards of Excellence
Studio 6 Motel Conversion: A Creative Approach to Permanent Housing
September 2021

Los Angeles County Productivity and Quality Awards
Small Business Recovery
Keep LA County Dining
Rent Relief Program
Child Care Grant Program
August 2021

Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada
Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting
August 2021

2021 NAHRO Awards of Merit
Public Housing Improvements with No Relocation!
Guiding Residents on a Path to Success 
July 2021

2021 Alhambra Beautiful Awards

Waterwise Landscape
June 2021

2021 NACo Achievement Awards
Opening Doors for Los Angeles County Renters
LACDA/City Small Business Grant Program 
May 2021

Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
February 2021

Audrey Nelson Awards
Small Business Grant Program
January 2021