Banning Regulations

A non-resident, a guest, or visitor of a resident, may be banned for 12 consecutive months if they commit two or more of the following acts within a 12-month period:

  • A misdemeanor or infraction that disturbs the peaceful enjoyment of the housing development including, but not limited to, illegal drug activity or violent criminal activity;
  • Destruction of either LACDA property or private property;
  • After a warning, continuing to interfere with the job responsibilities of an LACDA employee or vendor; and/or
  • After a warning, continuing to disturb other residents’ peaceful enjoyment of the living environment.

If the banned non-resident comes on the housing development with a resident who has received notice of the person being banned, the resident will receive a lease violation.


Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program

The FSS Program is a five-year voluntary program designed to help families achieve economic self-sufficiency by providing services ranging from case management and referrals to supportive social services such as:

  • Childcare
  • Job Preparation
  • Credit Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Education
  • Money Management
  • Home Ownership
  • Transportation
  • Workshops
  • Vocational Training

To learn more about the FSS Program, click here.

Community Policing Program (CPP)

The Crime and Safety Unit (CSU) is responsible for implementing a variety of crime reduction programs. In order to strengthen neighborhoods in and around Los Angeles County public housing, the LACDA initiated a CPP that includes crime prevention, youth intervention, and enforcement strategies. It utilizes a long-term problem-solving approach to address crime and quality of life issues at the sites and within the community. The contracted deputies and officers are dedicated to work exclusively at the public housing sites, but they interface effectively with the local stations and community resources.


Grievance Procedure

As a tenant, you have the right to have your grievances heard. All grievances under the lease shall be processed and attempted to be resolved. All residents are provided a reasonable opportunity, prior to hearing or trial, to examine any relevant documents, records, or regulations directly related to the adverse action. For more information, the grievance procedure is posted in the Management office.


Lease Agreement

Inspections of units will be conducted during:

  • Move-in inspections;
  • Annual inspections;
  • Quality control inspections (to identify problems or issues);
  • Interim inspections (for housekeeping, unit condition, or suspected lease violation);
  • Move-out inspections;
  • Emergency inspections (work order); and
  • Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that a physical inspection of public housing developments be conducted in order to assess the condition of public housing units and thereby ensure they remain safe, decent, and sanitary. Residential units are selected at random by HUD and residents should be prepared. The LACDA notifies residents well in advance of any anticipated HUD unit inspection. You can contact your Management office for more information.

Entry of premises notices

  • A 48-hour advance written notice prior to entering unit for non-emergency inspections or repairs will be given.
  • No advance notice is required for emergency inspections.
  • An adult family member must be present in the unit during the inspection/repair, if there are children present in the unit.
  • If no person is at home, the LACDA will enter the unit and leave a door tag providing information on the work that was conducted.

The LACDA reserves the right to enter the unit, under the following conditions:

  • Inspections and maintenance;
  • To make improvements and repairs;
  • To show the premises for leasing; and
  • In cases of an emergency.

It is a violation of the Lease Agreement for the resident to refuse to allow entry to the unit.


Resident Damages

Repeated failed inspections, or damages to the unit beyond normal wear and tear, may constitute serious or repeated lease violations.

Guest Policy

A written approval is required for a non-resident who occupies the unit over 10 consecutive days, or a total of 14 days within a 12-month period.


Lease Terminations

The LACDA requires residents to give a 30-day notice of intent to vacate when moving out.

The LACDA has the right to terminate your lease for violations against our policy. Termination by the LACDA will be executed if:

  • Non-payment of rent or other charges, or chronic late payment (more than three times in a 12-month term of the lease).
  • Failure to provide timely and accurate statements of income, assets, expenses, and family composition.
  • Subleasing or providing accommodation for boarders or lodgers.
  • Use of premises for purposes other than a dwelling unit.
  • Failure to abide by reasonable rules.
  • Failure to dispose of garbage waste in a sanitary manner.
  • Acts of destruction.
  • Sex offender/criminal activity.
  • Alcohol and drug use.
  • Non-compliance with the Non-Smoking Policy.
  • Physically or verbally abusive towards residents and/or LACDA staff.
  • Violent criminal activity.
  • Failure to comply with Community Service/Self-Sufficiency Requirements.
  • Willful and intentional fraud.
  • Drug-related activities.
  • Failure to comply with the recertification process.

Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

An LEP applicant or resident is entitled to language assistance with respect to the LACDA programs and activities. Staff will provide language assistance to LEP applicants and residents who have difficulty communicating in English, identifying themselves as LEP, or who request language assistance. The LACDA will undertake reasonable efforts to provide or arrange free language assistance for its LEP Public Housing applicants or residents as well as the general public.


Types of Language Assistance

  • Free interpreter services.
  • Translation of documents.
  • Audio/visual materials used to inform or educate applicants, residents, and other client groups.
  • Formal interpreters.
  • Informal interpreters.
  • Outside resources.

Occupancy Standards

  • You must notify the LACDA of new family members by birth, adoption, court-awarded custody, or of a minor child within 10 calendar days.
  • You must obtain approval from the LACDA before allowing any person to occupy your unit.
  • All adult family members must attend the annual recertification interview. A written notice will be mailed to you 120 days prior to the anniversary date.

Parking

Any vehicle that is parked in a LACDA resident parking lot or garage must have a current, valid, parking sticker issued to the vehicle in question by the LACDA. If your vehicle does not have a valid current parking sticker issued by the LACDA and is found parked in the resident parking lot or garages, it will be towed away at the vehicle owner’s expense.

  • Parking permits will be issued only to households with operable vehicles that have a current California Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) registration, a current driver’s license, and minimum car insurance as required by law for the vehicle that is being registered.
  • Parking permits and stickers are the property of the LACDA and may be revoked at anytime for misuse or abuse of the parking policy, other rules and regulations of the site, and/or lease violations regarding parking and/or vehicle storage.
  • Residents are allowed to park only one vehicle on the premises.
  • Blocking any driveway or emergency area, or parking in spaces designated for sheriff/police vehicles, is prohibited. Violators will be cited and/or towed away at vehicle owner’s expense.
  • Driving or parking on the grounds, lawns, yards, or fire lanes is prohibited. Violators will be cited and/or towed at the vehicle owner’s expense.
  • Absolutely no mechanical work on cars (i.e. oil change or tune-up) is allowed on LACDA property. Violators will be cited and are subject to a lease violation.
  • Washing cars in the resident parking lot or garages is prohibited. Violators will be cited.

Pets

All common household pets must be approved in advance by the LACDA. In family housing, residents are not permitted to have more than one dog and one cat. In senior housing, residents are not permitted to have more than two common household pets. Of this total, residents are not permitted to have more than one dog.

Residents who have been approved to have a pet must enter into a Pet Agreement-Addendum to Lease Agreement.


Type of Pet Maximum Number Senior Housing Family Housing
Dogs No. 1 1
Cats No. 2 1
Birds No. 2 3
Fish Aquarium Size: 10 gallons 10 gallons
Rodents No. 1 1

  • Dogs cannot be vicious or intimidating, and weight cannot exceed 30 pounds.
  • Cats must be trained to use a litter box or other waste receptacle.
  • Birds must be enclosed in a cage at all times.
  • Rodents can only be a: rabbit, guinea pig, or hamster, and must be enclosed in an acceptable cage at all times.
  • Resident is responsible and liable for all damages caused by their pet(s).
  • No animals may be tethered or chained inside the dwelling unit.
  • When outside the dwelling unit, all pets must be on a leash/animal transport enclosure.
  • A charge of $50 will be applied if all fecal matter is not removed promptly and completely by the resident.
  • There is a mandatory implementation of flea control.
  • Deceased pets are disposed of by the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control.
  • No pet areas: playgrounds, management offices, community centers, and recreation center areas.
  • Residents must provide a color photo of their pets to Management office.
  • A refundable pet deposit is required (senior sites pet deposit is $75.00; family sites pet deposit is $200.00).

Reasonable Accommodations

The LACDA is a public housing agency that provides subsidized low rent housing to eligible families, elderly, and disabled households. The LACDA does not discriminate against applicants or residents on the basis of their disability. Under applicable law, the LACDA provides reasonable accommodations to public housing and affordable housing applicants and residents if they or any household member(s) have a disability and if the reasonable accommodation or reasonable modification is necessary to provide an equal opportunity to use and enjoy their housing.

To learn more about Reasonable Accomodations, click here.


Resident Obligations

  • Do not disturb your neighbors’ peace and enjoyment.
  • Maintain the housing development in a decent, safe, and sanitary condition.
  • Report all maintenance problems to the LACDA immediately as they occur.
  • All common areas are closed from dusk to dawn (10 P.M. – 6 A.M.).
  • All common areas are to be used by the resident and their guests only.
  • Do not leave any personal property in any of the public areas. The LACDA is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or disposed items.
  • Do not associate on the premises with an individual banned from any LACDA public housing development.
  • Do not use jumpers, swimming pools, or any other water-related activities on the premises.
  • Do not prop open any exterior doors to any building and or property gate.
  • Pay rent and other charges in a timely manner.
  • Use facilities, appliances, and equipment in a reasonable way and safe manner.
  • Do not create health or safety hazards, and report maintenance needs in a timely manner.
  • Do not consume alcoholic beverages in the common areas.
  • The illegal manufacturing, sale, distribution, or use of, or possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, distribute or use, a controlled substance is a drug-related criminal activity is strictly prohibited. This includes the use of marijuana, in any form. It is strictly prohibited.
  • You cannot be subject to sex offender lifetime registration if you live in an LACDA public housing development.
  • Immediately notify management in writing if a member of household is no longer residing in the residence.
  • Do not sublet and give accommodation to paid boarder or lodgers.
  • Use the residence solely as a private dwelling .
  • Refrain from the use of your unit address for any purpose by a non-household member.
  • Comply with the Community Service/Self-Sufficiency Requirement.

Transfer Policy

Transfers are permitted under these circumstances:
  • There is an immediate threat to a resident’s life, health, or safety.
  • There are medical problems of a serious nature.
  • A resident who requires accessible features and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations.

These type of transfers take priority.

Transfers at the request of the resident:
  • A minimum of 24 months of residency is required before a resident is eligible for a transfer and must be in “good standing” as defined in the Admissions and Continues Occupancy Policy (ACOP).
  • A “Resident Request to Transfer” form needs to be submitted.
  • Resident will be placed on a transfer waiting list when a unit is not available.
  • If the request is denied, the family has an opportunity for an informal conference.

These type of transfers are a lower priority than emergency/ADA transfers.

Unit offers:
  • A resident must accept or reject the unit offered within two calendar days of the date the offer is made and move into the unit within five calendar days of the date the offer is made.
Resident’s responsibility:
  • Residents are responsible for all moving costs related to their transfer.
  • Residents must return the keys to their old unit within five calendar days of the date the transfer offer was made.

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

VAWA provides protection for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. VAWA protections are not only available to women, but are available equally to all individuals regardless of sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You don't have to be married or living with the abuser to be protected by VAWA. VAWA protections cover tenants as defined under applicable program regulations. VAWA protections also cover applicants when they are applying for admission to a housing program.

To learn more about VAWA, click here.