All non-working adult residents of the Public Housing Program are required to complete eight hours per month of community service, or participate in an economic Self-Sufficiency Program, if they do not meet an exemption. The required community service or Self-Sufficiency Program may be completed at eight hours each month or may be aggregated across a year. Any blocking of hours is acceptable as long as 96 hours are completed by each annual certification.
Adults who are 62 years of age or older are exempted from the requirement. For other types of exemptions, please re-verify with the LACDA.
Activities that satisfy the Community Service/Self-Sufficiency Requirement could include, but are not limited to:
Click here for a list of Onsite Resident Services. If you would like more ideas on how to satisfy this requirement, please contact Resident Services at Residentservices@lacda.org.
Many home fires are preventable.
Maintaining a clean unit is the responsibility of the resident. Management will conduct unit inspections, as frequently as necessary, to assure that the unit is being maintained properly. Housekeeping deficiencies will be documented and appropriate Lease enforcement action will be initiated for households that fail to maintain their unit in a decent, safe, and sanitary condition.
You are responsible for the cleaning of the following inside your units:
|Walls||Stove||Toilet and Tank||Linen Closet|
|Floors||Refrigerator||Tub and Shower||Other Closets|
|Ceilings||Cabinets||Lavatory||Other Storage Areas|
|Woodwork||Exhaust Fan||Exhaust Fans|
|Heating Units||Food Storage|
All common areas should be clean with no grease, dust, insects, rodents, mold, mildew, damage, and odor free. Please contact your management office if you need any repairs to be conducted.
All the areas must be clean and free from hazards outside your unit.
ALL LACDA HOUSING SITES ARE 100% SMOKE FREE
WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE SOUTH BAY GARDENS PUBLIC HOUSING DEVELOPMENT.
Smoking: inhaling, exhaling, breathing, or carrying or possessing any lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, or other tobacco product or similar lighted product in any manner or in any form is prohibited.
For SOUTH BAY GARDENS SENIOR HOUSING ONLY:
A BREACH MAY RESULT IN TERMINATION OF THE LEASE
Residents are responsible for assuring that the condition of their unit does not contribute to pest infestation including, but not limited to, ants, cockroaches, mice, and bed bugs. Residents are also required to inform management of pest problems immediately. Charges may result for non-compliance of the Pest Control Policy.*
*Public Housing Pest Control Lease Agreement addendum
Rent shall be paid on or before the first day of each month. If the monthly rent is not paid in full within five business days, there is a $25.00 late rent charge.
Residents shall make all payments by check or money order payable to the:
Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA)
and ALWAYS include your T-Code.
Three options to pay rent:
|Lockbox System Payment||Online Payment||Automatic Bank Payment|
|Mail all rent payments to a Bank of America Postal Office Box.||Make payments online through the LACDA secure online rent payment service.||Make Automated Clearing House (ACH) rent payments from your bank account.|
Payment of other charges, which include damages, or unauthorized alterations of the residence are billed to the resident.
Restrictions for installing satellite dishes and antenna:
The LACDA gives all residents a monthly Utility Allowance which is meant to assist with the monthly obligation to your local utility company. This is intended to equal the amount necessary to reimburse you for the efficient use of utilities and appliances of your particular unit size and location. This allowance is reviewed annually to ensure that the dollar amount allotted per unit is appropriate.
Paying the utility bill is the resident’s obligation under the lease. Failure to pay utilities is grounds for eviction.