PROPOSED ANNUAL PLAN FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021-2022
As required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) has prepared an Annual Plan for Fiscal Year 2021-2022 for approval through its governing Board of Commissioners.
The Annual Plan provides the LACDA’s progress in meeting its goals for the next five years, major program policies, and financial resources for both the Conventional Public Housing and Section 8 Tenant-Based Programs. Additionally, the Annual Plan updates information on housing needs, housing strategies, and other program and management data. In accordance with HUD requirements, a draft of the Annual Plan was made available for a 45-day public review and comment period that began on December 29, 2020 and ended on February 11, 2021. Public Comments received have been included in the Annual Plan. Click below to view the Annual Plan that will be presented for approval.
Annual Plan for Fiscal Year 2021-22
Summary of Major Policy Program Changes
Annual Plan Public Hearing Meetings
Public Hearing meetings will be held on the following dates:
Housing Advisory Committee Meeting February 24, 2021 - The Housing Advisory Committee meeting may be held via a conference call due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please click here for information on how to remotely join the meeting and provide public comment.
Board of Supervisors Meeting March 23, 2021 - In response to the Public Health Order related to COVID-19, Los Angeles County facilities may be closed to the public on this date. Please check the Board of Supervisor’s website for information on how to remotely join the meeting and provide public comment.
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