Section 8 Assistance

Section 8 programs in Lakewood are administered by the Housing Authority of Los Angeles County. The program assists eligible families afford safe, decent, high-quality rental housing.

Assisted-housing programs such as Section 8 helps make rental housing in the private market affordable for low-income families. The Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles provides rental assistance to more than 20,000 low-income families in Los Angeles County. Nationwide, the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program helps more than 1.7 million low-income families afford decent housing in the private rental market.

Participants rent housing from private landlords and pay a portion of their income towards rent. The Housing Authority subsidizes the difference in monthly payments directly to the owner. Owners, participants and the Housing Authority share in making this three-way-partnership a success.

Details on the program can be found on the county Web site along with an online application form library and an FAQ listing.

For additional information on Section 8 housing, visit the Section 8 office at the Section 8 Housing Authority County of Los Angeles (HACoLA):
700 West Main Street
Alhambra, CA 91801