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CDC’s Mission, beginning in 2002:
"We build better lives and better neighborhoods."
CDC’s mission, the strategic goals, and the anticipated achievable results of the nine proposed Action Plans
will all be made possible by our employees’ daily demonstrations of and commitment to CDC’s shared
values. The following values summarize the strengths and uniqueness of CDC. These values, with
accompanying "key word" definitions, will also guide our implementation of the Action Plans.
OVERVIEW OF THE CDC
In 1982, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors consolidated three County entities - the Housing Authority, the Community Development Department, and the Redevelopment Agency - to form the Community Development Commission (CDC).
The Board of Supervisors currently serves as the Commissioners of the CDC -- which includes serving as the Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles (HACoLA) -- setting policy for the agency. HACoLA also has a Housing Commission, which is composed of twelve advisory Commissioners. The five appointees by the Board of Supervisors are joined by six "tenant" Commissioners - who live in the CDC’s public housing sites or are Section 8 renters. Further, as a grantee of the Shelter + Care Program, we must obtain input from a person who is homeless or formerly homeless. To satisfy this requirement, one additional member was added to the Housing Commission.
Today, the CDC continues to serve as the County's affordable housing and community and economic development agency. The CDC's wide-ranging programs benefit residents and business owners in unincorporated County areas and in various incorporated cities that participate in different CDC programs (these cities are called "participating cities"). Approximately one million of the County's ten million residents live in unincorporated areas.
In Fiscal Year (FY) 2009-2010, the agency has a budget of $459 million and a total staff size of 623. Over 80 percent of the CDC's funding comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).Click through the various links on our website to learn more about our wide-ranging programs.
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