Public and Affordable Housing Programs  

What is Public Housing?

Public housing refers to specific housing developments owned and operated by the Housing Authority. The Housing Authority leases units directly to families. 

Public housing was established to provide site based decent, safe, and sanitary rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. The Housing Authority  currently manages 2,962 units of public housing at 63 sites throughout Los Angeles County in the following communities: Marina Del Rey, Santa Clarita, unincorporated Los Angeles County, La Puente, Whittier, Long Beach, Lomita, Valencia, and La Crescenta. 

Public housing is comprised of all sizes and types, from scattered single-family houses to high-rise apartments for elderly families.  There are 12 properties that are designated as Senior Only (all household members must be 62 years or older).  

Additionally, there are two Senior Only Multifamily sites, Kings Road with 106 units located in the City of West Hollywood and Lancaster Homes with 120 units located in the City of  Lancaster.

Finally, the Housing Authority also manages three affordable housing properties with a total of 41 units in the City of Santa Monica.