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.