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..
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.

View statistic and demographics about Lawndale:
Southern California Association of Governments
Other Information
Lawndale Housing Authority's Annual Plan
City of Lawndale 2013-2021 Housing Element
The City of Lawndale No Longer has a Section "8" Housng 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

(626) 586-1845 / (626) 262-4510

For additional information about Section "8" housing, click here.


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