New Rent Café Portal is HERE!

In an effort to go green, the LACDA is conducting more Housing Assistance business with you online. The new Rent Café Portal is now available, and provides direct access to information such as Housing Assistance Payments and Inspections.

If you had an existing Portal account, you will have to RE-REGISTER for the Rent Café Portal. If you did not have an existing Portal account, you can now register for the Rent Café Portal! Please ensure that you provide your Vendor ID on all correspondence submitted to the LACDA.

The previous Portal version is no longer available.



The role of the Federally-subsidized Section 8 Program is to provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing to a tenant at a reasonable rent. The owner is expected to provide the services agreed to as part of the lease signed with the family and the contract signed with the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA). The tenant’s rental subsidy, known as the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP), is paid directly to the property owner or designated payee each month. No charges or fees are assessed to owners for services provided under the Section 8 Program.  Participating property owners comply with U.S. Housing and Urban Development regulations, but retain control of most of the rights and responsibilities traditionally held by property owners.  Owners are responsible for maintaining the unit and making repairs as needed, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the lease HAP contract, including HQS.