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 2023-2024, the 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 Connected: Click here to access the agency's interactive and downloadable program brochure.
Year End Highlights : Click here to access the agency's annual reporting of program accomplishments and events.
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.
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.