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The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles
is the public housing
Public housing is a form of housing tenure in which the property is owned by a government authority, which may be central or local. Social housing is an umbrella term referring to rental housing which may be owned and managed by the state, by non-profit organizations, or by a combination of the...
agency for Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles , with a population at the 2010 United States Census of 3,792,621, is the most populous city in California, USA and the second most populous in the United States, after New York City. It has an area of , and is located in Southern California...
. It was founded in 1938. There are more than 60 public housing locations in Los Angeles.
In July 1983, Mayor Tom Bradley
Thomas J. "Tom" Bradley was the 38th Mayor of Los Angeles, California, serving in that office from 1973 to 1993. He was the first and to date only African American mayor of Los Angeles...
disbanded the housing authority commission following allegations of mismanagement both internally and by the Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Times is a daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California, since 1881. It was the second-largest metropolitan newspaper in circulation in the United States in 2008 and the fourth most widely distributed newspaper in the country....
. The City Council
The Los Angeles City Council is the governing body of the City of Los Angeles.The Council is composed of fifteen members elected from single-member districts for four-year terms. The president of the council and the president pro tempore are chosen by the Council at the first regular meeting after...
took control. After months of dispute, including former commissioners rallying housing project residents to support them, the new commission took control the following January with reduced powers.
The larger sites are:
- Aliso Extension
- Avalon Gardens
- Dana Strand Village
- Estrada Courts
- Gonzaque Village
Gonzaque Village , a public housing project located in Watts, Los Angeles, California, it's operated by the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles. It was built in 1942 in 17.6 acres of flat land...
- Imperial Courts
- Jordan Downs
- Las Casitas
- Mar Vista Gardens
- Nickerson Gardens
- Pico Rebuilt
- Pueblo Del Rio
Pueblo Del Rio is a public housing project located in south-central Los Angeles, California. The address of Pueblo Del Rio is 1801 East 53rd Street, which is near the intersection of 55th and Alameda streets....
- Pueblo del Sol
Pueblo del Sol is a housing project in the Boyle Heights district of Los Angeles, California. It is operated by the McCormack Baron Ragan Corporation....
- Ramona Gardens
Ramona Gardens is a public housing development the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, USA. It is operated by the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles...
- Rancho San Pedro
- Rose Hill Courts
- San Fernando Gardens
- William Mead Homes
William Mead Homes, nicknamed Dogtown, is a public housing development in the industrial neighborhood of Mission Junction, Los Angeles, California, USA, near Twin Towers Correctional Facility and Union Station. It is operated by the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles.-History:The site was...
- Center Courts