The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) is committed to providing comprehensive and specialized support services to reduce disparities in well-being, school stability, attendance, and achievement. We offer a variety of services to meet the needs of job seekers, businesses, seniors, and more. To support the individual success of emancipated adoptive youth, LACDA has partnered with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), the Los Angeles Department of Probation, the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH), the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), and non-profit community organizations to provide emergency shelter, transitional housing, and support services. The LACDA also operates the Los Angeles County Housing Resource Center, a web-based housing database that allows people with physical disabilities to find affordable rental housing with accessibility features.
The Affordable Housing Program (AChP) ensures that people with disabilities have equal opportunities to rent, enjoy, and use affordable rental housing funded by the City of Los Angeles or the City of Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency. In addition, the LACDA has developed affordable housing units for young people who were adopted into foster homes throughout Los Angeles County. To help these individuals transition into adulthood, LACDA has teamed up with the Workforce Development Board Services Support (WDACS) and its California network of American employment centers, the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, the Department of Human Relations, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, the Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC), St. Mitchell and the Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging, and Community Services (WDACS).The Careers for a Cause (C4C) program is an eight-week “learn and learn” program that provides outreach and support services to individuals who have experienced homelessness, involvement in the judicial system, or other forms of marginalization. This program is offered at East Los Angeles College, Compton College and LA Pierce College as well as at community organizations such as St.
Mitchell. At LACDA we are dedicated to helping all residents in Los Angeles County, including those with special needs or disabilities. Our programs are designed to provide comprehensive support services to reduce disparities in well-being, school stability, attendance, and achievement. We strive to ensure that everyone has equal opportunities to rent affordable housing units and access support services that will help them transition into adulthood.