The Housing Division assists in the creation of a viable community by carrying out various community development activities that aide in providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, improved streets, business development and public services.
The Housing Division is responsible for the management and oversight of federally funded programs which include:
Lynwood's CDBG program focuses mainly on:
- Public facilities and improvements
- Health and safety programs and activities
- Affordable housing and improvements
- Fair housing initiatives
- Neighborhood revitalization efforts
- Senior citizen and youth programs and activities
Current CDBG activities include street improvements, code enforcement, home improvement, fair housing services, senior and youth activities.
Lynwood's HOME Program funds a wide range of activities including building, buying, and/or rehabilitating affordable housing. This year Lynwood is offering a Home Improvement Program to provide technical and financial assistance to qualifying homeowners of residential properties. A maximum of $45,000 is available per homeowner in the form of a $35,000 deferred payment loan and/or a $10,000 grant. Participating households must meet income eligibility and program requirements.
Information, counseling, dispute resolution, mediation and investigative services are provided at no cost to landlords, tenants and prospective renters by calling the Fair Housing Foundation at 562-989-1206, or visit the Fair Housing Foundation website. Guidance is offered on topics such as housing discrimination, rental laws, and eviction procedures.
The City has a long history of working with local community organizations to provide programs and services to the residents of Lynwood. While the City does not provide direct assistance in all areas, our Housing staff can provide advice and guide you towards help.
The following is a summary of a few services available:
- The Harmony Project (Music Program)
- Lynwood Senior Citizen Center (Senior Citizen Program and Activities)
- Lucy Avalos Community Center (After School Program and Activities)
- St. Francis Medical Center (Health Events/Screenings)
- Lynwood Athletics Community Services (LACS) (Youth Sports Program)
Section 8 Rental Assistance
Section 8 is a federally funded rental assistance program that subsidizes the cost of rental housing for eligible households. Low-income families and individuals rent privately owned housing, and the Housing Authority servicing that area pays the owner directly for a portion of their monthly rent. Lynwood residents interested in this program would need to contact the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles during normal business hours.
Housing Authority Contact Information
Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles
700 W Main Street
Alhambra, CA 91801
TDD Toll Free: 855-892-6095