The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles announced Thursday it received a perfect score of 100 percent from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for its management and administration of the Housing Choice Voucher program also known as Section 8.

The grading system, Section Eight Management Assessment Program, is a report card for public housing agencies that administer Section 8 and are reviewed for compliance with program requirements and program management.

A score above 90 percent designates an agency as a “high performer,” and HACLA’s Section 8 program has been functioning as a high-performing program for 10 years, while this is the third time it has received a perfect score.

“This program provides rental subsidy for over 50,000 households and it serves as a critical safety net for those on a fixed income,” said HACLA President and CEO Douglas Guthrie. “Los Angeles is one of the least affordable cities in the United States and Section 8 plays a vital role in addressing this critical need of our most vulnerable citizens. We are pleased that the agency continues to be recognized as one of the nation’s best run Section 8 programs.”

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