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Historically, the City of Lawndale has been a bedroom community of primarily single-family homes. However, between 1970 and 1990, many older single-family homes were replaced with duplexes and multiple-family projects of three or more units. At this point, the City is almost built out, with little remaining vacant land appropriate for residential development.

The change from single-family homes to duplexes, garden apartments, and condominiums has increased the densities and affected infrastructure, parking, and circulation. Replacement of older single-family units with higher density projects has occurred throughout the City.

After the State of California abolished Redevelopment Agencies statewide in 2012, the City's Housing Department no lost all resources to offer assistance to renters, home owners, and landlords. For assistance opportunities, contact 211 LA, the Los Angeles County Development Authority, or the Housing Department for Los Angeles County (see links below under the RESOURCES section).

If you have any inquiries about past program activities, please contact our staff:


GENERAL PLAN & SPECIFIC PLAN UPDATE


Attention local residents, businesses owners, and community members!

Help shape the future of Lawndale by participating in the process to update our General Plan & Hawthorne Boulevard Specific Plan! Watch this video learn about the importance of this process.


Upcoming Events / Próximos Eventos

Click on "More Events" to view meeting information, sign-in details, and attachments for past and upcoming meetings.

Haga clic en "More Events" ("más eventos") para ver información sobre juntas, detalles para entrar a las juntas, y revisar adjuntos para juntas pasadas y futuras.


MEETING DOCUMENTS


HOUSING NEEDS & CHARACTERISTICS

Assuring the availability of adequate housing for all social and economic sectors of the City's present and future population is an important goal of the Housing Division. To assist the Division in implementing this goal, the City must target its programs towards those households with the greatest need.


STATISTICS AND DEMOGRAPHICS ABOUT LAWNDALE


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


RESOURCES


COVID-19 RENTAL RELIEF

In August 2020, the Community Development Department assisted the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) with processing rental relief applications and payments to forty-seven selected residents who applied for rental assistance. Relief amounts ranged between $5,000 to $10,000. The program is closed and is no longer available.

Find more available programs or opportunities by contacting 211-LA, dial 2-1-1- on you phone or visit their official website.


HOUSING RIGHTS CENTER

The Housing Rights Center aids residents of Community Development Block Grant ("CDBG") participating cities and the unincorporated areas of LA County through a program of informational, educational, and investigative services which are designed to promote fair housing. See the attached information describing various laws, requirements, and services they provide including eviction defense and issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.


RESOURCES FROM LA COUNTY


SOUTH BAY CENTER FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Having trouble settling a dispute with a tenant, landlord, neighbor, or HOA? Contact the South Bay Center for Dispute Resolution, by calling (310) 376-7007. This service is free to Lawndale residents.


SOUTH BAY CO-OP

Affordable rental communities for seniors.

Location: 4716 W. 153rd Place, Lawndale, CA 90260
Phone: (310) 644-1102


THE CITY OF LAWNDALE NO LONGER HAS A SECTION "8" HOUSING PROGRAM

The County of Los Angeles Housing Authority administers the program covering the City of Lawndale. The County may be contacted directly to answer any questions.

To inquire about applying for the program, listed properties for rent, or to place a property on the rental list:

Housing Authority of Los Angeles County
Main Office
700 West Main Street
Alhambra, CA 91801

Phone 1: (626) 586-1845
Phone 2: (626) 262-4510


GREAT NEIGHBORHOODS PROGRAM

The Great Neighborhoods Program ("GNP"), was a program that provided grants and/or loans to low and moderate income homeowners of single–family detached dwellings; to preserve the community’s supply of affordable housing to low and moderate income persons; to provide decent safe and sanitary housing; to correct hazardous structural conditions; to make improvements considered necessary to eliminate blight and improve handicapped access; and, to correct building and health code violations through the awarding of grants and loans.

The program ended in 2012 when the State of California passed AB 1x26 which dissolved all Redevelopment Agencies ("RDA") within the state. Successor Agency was established to wind down the operations of the RDA and continue local control over the former assets of the agency.

Any property owners that participated in the program that would like to: sell their home, refinance their property, or handle other matters relating to the program, you may contact the following staff members displayed at the top of this page for assistance.

TENANT’S AND LANDLORD’ RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITY

DERECHOS Y RESPONSABILIDADES DE LOS ARRENDATARIOS Y ARRENDADORES

The California Department of Real Estate has published a guide outlining the rights and responsibilities for tenants and landlords. Download the guide and stay informed about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant or landlord.

El Departamento de Bienes Raíces de California ha publicado un guía destacando los derechos y responsabilidades de arrendatarios y arrendadores. Descargar la guía y quédate informado sobre sus derechos y responsabilidades como arrendatario o arrendador.

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