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Old 03-01-2019, 11:51 PM
 
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Hello,

Does anyone know if California/Los Angeles has a affordable housing site? Not sure if many of you are familiar but in NYC, they have a website for all the upcoming affordable housing lotteries and you may apply to them if you fall within the specific income brackets, etc.

Does anyone know if Los Angeles has a similar setup/site? or how do we go about finding/applying for affordable housing lotteries/opportunities for these apartments buildings throughout the city that have specific amount of units allotted for low income/affordable housing?

If any can provide a link, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
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Old 03-02-2019, 12:33 PM
 
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https://www.hacola.org/section-8/for...n-8-applicants
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Old 03-03-2019, 04:41 PM
 
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Thanks for the link but aside from Section 8, do you know is LA does housing lotteries for those in the middle income brackets as well?

Section 8 is generally for very low income but does LA/California do these types of housing for other specific income brackets as well?

Thanks!
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Old 03-03-2019, 04:58 PM
 
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Have never seen any centralized site. When affordable housing comes up, some individual cities have lotteries. There are 88 cities in Los Angeles County alone; there's 482 municipalities in the state.

Furthermore, what is considered "middle income" (or actually, median income) varies widely by city. For example, in SanFrancisco, a family of four earning $117,400 is considered low income! So you'd need to pinpoint the city you want (or actually, can afford) to live in and go from there.

One more thing: to try to compare almost anything from NYC to Los Angeles is a fool's game.
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Old 03-04-2019, 10:30 AM
 
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Instead of waiting to win the lotto, better off going to the nearest Community College or trade school, and getting a job fairly quickly.
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Old 03-05-2019, 12:19 AM
 
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Instead of waiting to win the lotto, better off going to the nearest Community College or trade school, and getting a job fairly quickly.
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Old 03-06-2019, 08:10 PM
 
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Instead of waiting to win the lotto, better off going to the nearest Community College or trade school, and getting a job fairly quickly.

Fairly quickly? in what industry would you say? Unfortunately most jobs pay close to minimum wage or little above. For most people that means working few jobs just to afford rent and other basic necessity.
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Old 03-06-2019, 10:22 PM
 
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Trade school jobs can pay really well, especially in specialized areas of construction like AC or electricians, etc... Especially with all the places going up in LA that need skilled labor and can't get it cheap. I know a few who make more than I do. Trade school is a great suggestion for how to afford life in LA.
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