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 vacant land remaining 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 lost all resources to aid renters, homeowners, 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 call (310) 973-3230.

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The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) administers the program covering the City of Lawndale.

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

LACDA - Housing Operations Division
700 West Main Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
Phone: (562) 586-1845 / (855) 892-6095

Tenants and Landlords Rights and Responsibilities

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.

Derechos y Responsabilidades de los Arrendatarios y Arrendadores

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.

General Plan & Specific Plan Update


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

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.

Below are links to online resources that provide demographical information about the City.


South Bay Co-Op

Affordable senior housing community with forty-three one-bedroom units and thirteen efficiency (studio) units. To check for vacant units, contact the South Bay Co-Op.

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

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