Homeless Incentive Program (HIP)

The Los Angeles County Development Authority's (LACDA) Homeless Incentive Program (HIP) offers monetary incentives to encourage landlords to rent their available units to LACDA's homeless Section 8 voucher holders. Funding for the program comes as part of the Homeless Prevention Initiative, a collaborative effort between multiple County agencies supported by funding from Los Angeles County Measure H. Owners with available units in the Cities of Los Angeles, Pasadena, Inglewood, Baldwin Park, Norwalk, Burbank, Redondo Beach, Long Beach, Culver City, Kern County, and LACDA’s regular jurisdictions may also participate in this program.


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Holding Fee
Receive one month's free rent to hold available housing units for homeless individuals or families. 

Payment of Rental Application Fees
Provides payment of all applicable application fees, up to $50.00* per adult per application.
            * This amount is subject to change based on California's maximum application screening fee.   

Move-in Assistance
Provides move-in assistance such as security deposit, utility assistance, and furniture essentials. 

Vacancy Loss Payments
Provides owners with Vacancy Loss Payments in the amount of one month’s rent, if the family vacates the unit without proper notice or if the family is evicted from the unit for good cause.

Damage Claims
Provides financial assistance to landlords to mitigate damage caused by tenants during their occupancy.


1. Landlords complete a pre-Request for Tenancy Approval form. 

2. LACDA staff will contact the landlord to schedule an inspection of the vacant unit within a short period of time. 

3. The landlord enters into a signed agreement with LACDA to hold the unit for a homeless individual or family and receives a monetary incentive in an amount up to one month’s rent.

4. A homeless individual or family with an active LACDA voucher is quickly referred to the vacant unit. 


Phone: (626) 586-1585 | Email: HIP@lacda.org


More than 3,100 people have been housed since the launch
of the County's landlord incentive programs.