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1888 - 8:15 a.m.: Newhall's luxurious Southern Hotel burns to the ground [story]


The Community Development Commission Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles (CDC/HACoLA) is the proud recipient of two 2018 Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo).

The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents.

NACo recognized the South County Family Homeless Initiative Program, which was implemented in July 2016, to help house homeless families in units at the South Scattered Sites Family Public Housing Developments as they become available. As of February 22, 2018, this initiative has housed 28 homeless families, totaling 117 household members. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Implementation received the second 2018 Achievement Award. Led by the CDC/HACoLA’s Information Technology Unit, the VDI Implementation improved staff performance and productivity, streamlined desktop experience, and saved money for the agency.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by NACo for our efforts. We are committed to developing and implementing programs that further our mission of Building Better Lives and Better Neighborhoods – and these programs exemplify this mission,” said CDC/HACoLA Executive Director Monique King-Viehland.

NACo President Roy Charles Brooks said, “Counties seize opportunities to deliver services more efficiently and build stronger communities every day. Achievement Award-winning programs are examples for counties that are determined to enhance services for our residents.”

Nationally, awards are given in 18 different categories that reflect the vast, comprehensive services counties provide. The categories include children and youth, criminal justice, county administration, information technology, health, civic engagement and many more.

NACo will recognize award-winning counties at its 2018 Annual Conference and Exposition July 13-16, 2018, in Nashville/Davidson County, Tennessee.

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