Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning

Housing Element Update

Program 21: Public Housing Modernization Program

The County owns and/or operates 2,962 units of HUD-subsidized conventional public housing throughout the unincorporated areas and in the cities of Santa Clarita, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, La Puente, and Compton. Among the 2,962 public housing units, 1,945 are located within the unincorporated areas.

Modernization activities include replacing roofs; regrading and landscaping sites; replacing windows; remodeling kitchens and bathrooms; replacing ranges, range hoods, and refrigerators; replacing gas, electricity lines, heating systems, interior and exteriors doors, drapes and carpets; making apartments comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); constructing community centers; and painting building exteriors.

Objectives Continue to improve and modernize the 1,945 public housing units in the unincorporated areas during the planning period.
Policies Policy 3.2: Incorporate advances in energy and money-saving technologies into housing design, construction, operation, and maintenance.
Policy 6.1: Invest public and private resources in the maintenance and rehabilitation of existing housing to prevent or reverse neighborhood deterioration.
Policy 6.2: Allocate state and federal resources toward the preservation of housing, particularly for low income households, near employment and transit.
Policy 6.3: Inspect multi-family rental housing (with five or more units), contract shelters, and voucher hotels on a regular basis to ensure that landlords are maintaining properties, and not allowing them to fall into disrepair.
Policy 6.4: Maintain and improve community facilities, public housing services, and infrastructure, where necessary, to enhance the vitality of older, low income neighborhoods.
Timeframe Ongoing
Responsible Agency Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles
Funding Source HUD Comprehensive Grant Program, State Disaster Funds

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