Below you will find the Los Angeles County Development Authority's public documents for the Public Housing and Section 8 Programs.
The purpose of the Administrative Plan is to outline the policies and procedures that govern the HCV Program (Section 8) administered by the LACDA. The plan covers HUD policy, when necessary, and provides details on all discretionary policies.
2021 Administrative Plan (07-01-2021)
2020 Administrative Plan (07-01-2020)
Under HUD regulation, a Public Housing Agency (PHA) is responsible for establishing and maintaining a utility allowance schedule that provides reasonable allowances for tenant-paid utilities and appliances, which are used in calculating the gross rent of a unit. The utility allowance is intended to enable participating families to pay typical costs for utilities and services paid by energy-conserving households occupying units of similar size and type in the same locality.
In calculating the gross rent for units leased under the HCV Program, as well as the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) for which the family qualifies, a PHA must consider not only the contract rent that is paid to the owner, but also the anticipated cost of any utilities that the tenant family is required to pay. Payment of bills for tenant-paid utilities is the responsibility of the family, and any interruption or termination of utility services because of the family’s failure to pay is considered a breach of the family’s obligations under the HCV Program.
The utility allowance and appliance provisions listed in the tenancy lease agreement are incorporated into the HAP contract. Any time a change is made in the responsibility for payment of utility expenses, the owner and the tenant must report the change to the PHA so that the contract rent and the utility allowance can be adjusted accordingly.
LACDA Utility Allowance Schedule
VAWA provides protection for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. VAWA protections are not only available to women, but are available equally to all individuals regardless of sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You don't have to be married or living with the abuser to be protected by VAWA. These protections cover tenants as defined under applicable program regulations, as well as applicants when they are applying for admission to a housing program.
To learn your rights or the options available to you, please review the information below:
LACDA VAWA Emergency Transfer Plan (1-2019)
HUD Form 5380 VAWA Notice of Occupancy Rights
HUD Form 5382 VAWA Certification
HUD Form 5383 Emergency Transfer VAWA