Affordable Housing

The front and side of an affordable multi-family housing/apartment building with green landscaping

Making affordable housing opportunities more accessible to Los Angeles residents is core to our mission. However, we do not own or manage rental or ownership properties. Our role is to provide the funding and partner with developers and social services agencies to build, preserve and maintain quality affordable housing. We also refer residents to the right resources so they can find the best fit for their needs whether they are looking for rental units or to buy a home.

Our impact

Here is an example of how our work impacts lives. Our Affordable Housing Trust Fund provided funding to developer partner Urban Housing Communities to build Crossings at 29th Street.

Rebaldo’s story

I did it for my kids...I feel like a queen here.

                              --Beneficiary Guadalupe

When she first walked into her new home, his mom couldn’t believe all appliances in the home were new. Her family would have a kitchen with shiny granite countertops, dishwasher and refrigerator. They would have two bathrooms so they wouldn’t have to wait to take a shower. Rebaldo has never had a living room before. The dining room was separate from the kitchen. Rebaldo said it was like a dream come true.

Before moving into his new home, Rebaldo never had space to play and exercise with his siblings. The garage he was living in had only one small window with no ventilation. The closest park to him was at least a 20-minute drive. Now it’s just outside his home. He feels safe within the gated community to play freely with his sister.

For low-income homebuyers

You may qualify for financial assistance when buying your first home if you meet certain income requirements. Learn more about our Low Income Purchase Assistance program.

Affordable housing database

HCIDLA, in partnership with the County of Los Angeles, has a free online affordable housing listing service at www.housing.lacity.org.  The service provides a list affordable residential rental properties, including ADA accessible units, throughout the LA County region. This ADA-compliant service is free to search and free to list, available online, or through its call center from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific time, Monday to Friday by calling toll free at (877) 428-8844 or by dialing 7-1-1 for TTY assistance.

Section 8 and Public Housing

The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), which owns and manages public housing. Click here to learn more about HACLA's housing program, available sites and how to apply. 

Affordable Housing Commission

We staff a group of seven volunteer Commissioners that meet monthly to discuss strategic policy opportunities to improve and expand affordable housing opportunities in LA. Learn more

Contact us

If you would like to speak with a live person about affordable housing opportunities, please call our toll-free hotline at (866) 557-7368 or visit one of our public counters located throughout LA.