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.