Overview

Originally established in 1982, the agency was rebranded on May 16, 2019, as the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA). The LACDA is part of the County family, but an independent agency and not a County Department.

The LACDA’s core pillars include affordable housing, and community and economic development. The agency’s wide-ranging programs benefit residents and business owners in the unincorporated Los Angeles County areas and in various incorporated cities that participate in different programs.

Finally, the LACDA is a key player in Los Angeles County’s Homeless Initiative, to combat the homeless crisis that continues to plague the region. In 2017, the initiative expanded to include 51 strategies aimed to attack the root causes of homelessness. The agency is involved in 27 of the 51 strategies, either as the lead or as a collaborate agency.

Board of Commissioners

The Board of Supervisors currently serves as the Commissioners of the LACDA – setting policy for the agency. The Board of Commissioners receives input from the agency's Housing Advisory Committee, who then reviews and makes recommendations on matters that are presented to the Board of Commissioners for approval, including Section 8 and public housing policies and procedures.

Who We Are

The LACDA administers a flexible at-will personnel structure, utilizing regular and contract positions to meet service demands and respond to new funding opportunities and challenges. The Fiscal Year (FY) 2020-2021 LACDA budget included 588 positions, a reduction of 21.7 full-time equivalent positions from the FY 2019-2020 final amended budget. The reductions were made to reduce administrative costs, improve operational efficiencies, and align with the agency’s $786 million budget.

Budget


The total FY 2020-2021 budget was nearly $786 million, an increase of $137.3 million from the FY 2019-2020 budget. The increase was primarily attributed to the increase in activities for the Vermont Manchester Project, implementation of the new Countywide Lead-Based Paint Mitigation Program, expansion in housing development projects with funding from the Affordable Housing Trust fund, the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health funds, implementation of the Housing Innovation Challenge through Measure H: Strategy F7 and an increase in No Place Like Home funding. These increases are offset by the substantial completion of the Magic Johnson Park Phase 1A construction project.

The LACDA’s budget is predominantly Federally-funded for Housing and Community Development programs, most of which is provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Local revenue sources include Public Housing Dwelling Rental and County General funds. Other sources of funds come from the Federal Aviation Administration and the Los Angeles World Airport.



FUNDING SOURCE AMOUNT
Rent Revenue $16,547,100
Operating Subsidy $11,362,700
Housing Choice Voucher $359,723,500
Capital Fund Moderization $9,211,700
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) $29,023,500
Loan Collection Principle and Interest $5,049,600
State/County Revenue $263,406,500
Fees and Charges $1,643,400
Interest Earnings $5,980,800
General Fund Reserves $2,836,700
Other Resources $183,100
Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program $9,722,100
Other Federal Grants $37,487,200
Other Income $33,781,600
TOTAL $785,959,500

Mission and Vision

We Build Better Lives & Better Neighborhoods

We provide innovative programs that position the agency to end generational poverty and homelessness, encourage community development, and empower Los Angeles County residents and businesses to reach their full potential.

Accolades



Alhambra Beautiful Award
Waterwise Landscaping
June 2021
2021 NACo Achievement Awards
- Opening Doors for Los Angeles County Renters
- LACDA/City Small Business Grant Program
May 2021
2021 NCDA Audrey Nelson Community Development Award
- LACDA/City Small Business Grant
January 2021
NACCED Awards
- Open Doors
- Elimination of Leaks and Lead (Pb) in Public Housing with No Relocation
October 2020
Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada
Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting
September 2020
Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada
Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
July 2020