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CRA/LA - What We Do


The Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles (CRA/LA) is a public Agency established to

  • Attract private investment into economically depressed communities
  • Eliminate slums, abandoned or unsafe properties and blight throughout Los Angeles
  • Revitalize older neighborhoods through historic preservation, rehabilitation, and new development
  • Build housing for all income levels
  • Encourage economic development
  • Create and retain employment opportunities
  • Support the best in Urban Design, architecture and the arts
  • Ensure the broadest possible citizen participation in its activities.

CRA/LA is governed by state regulations but takes its direction from the mayor and city council.  Its work is overseen and managed by a board of seven commissioners who are appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the city council.

According to a city ordinance adopted in 1991, all actions taken by CRA/LA are subject to city council approval.

Visit the CRA/LA website.