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.

Over 70% of the LACDA’s funding 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 2021-2022the agency has a budget of $869.5 million and a total staff size of 602.

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.

Agency Brochure:  LACDA Connected to access the LACDA's interactive and downloadable program brochure.

Finance and Budget

 

ANNUAL 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.  
2021-22   2020-21   2019-20 

ANNUAL COMPREHENSIVE FINANCIAL REPORTS

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.
2019-20   2018-19   2017-18

SINGLE AUDIT REPORTS
2020  2019  2018

 

 

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.

NACCED Awards of Excellence
Studio 6 Motel Conversion: A Creative Approach to Permanent Housing
September 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
2020 NACCED Awards
Open Doors
Elimination of Leaks and Lead (Pb) in Public Housing with No Relocation
October 2020

Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada
Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting
September 2020


2020 NAHRO Achievement Awards
South Whittier Library
Modernized Space for Public Housing Youth
Automated Library Services in Public Housing
Newly Operated Health Clinic in Public Housing
Public Housing Youth Take Flight in the Aviation Industry
June 2020

2020 NACo Achievement Awards
Newly Operated Health Clinic in Public Housing
Family Reunification Housing Subsidy Program
Public Housing Youth Take Flight in the Aviation Industry
May 2020

Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada
FY 2019-20 Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
March 2020

NCDA Audrey Nelson Awards
Covina Senior and Community Center
January 2020
33rd Annual Productivity and Quality Awards
Family Reunification Housing Subsidy
After the Woolsey Fire, Applied Recovery Planning 
Blueprint for a HIP Approach to Housing 
August 2019

2019 APEX Award
2017-18 Year End Highlights
August 2019

2019 NAHRO Awards of Excellence
Liberty Community Plaza
August 2019

2019 NACo Achievement Awards
Foster Grandparent Program: Addressing the Needs of Older Adults and Youth through Volunteerism
Measure H - Homeless Incentive Program Replicability and Dashboard Creation
May 2019

2019 NAHRO Achievement Awards
Liberty Community Plaza
May 2019

Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada
Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting
May 2019

Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada
FY 2018-19 Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
March 2019