The Project-Based Program (PB) (Assistance ends if the family moves during the first year)

This program subsidizes the rent and utilities of a unit in a subsidized development.  If the tenant in a Project-Based unit moves out of the development during the first year of the lease, the tenant’s assistance ends.  If the tenant moves out of the development after the first year, the assistance continues and follows the tenant.

HACA provides 415 units of Project-Based assistance in the following developments:

Read more: The Project-Based and Moderate Rehabilitation Programs

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) (Assistance follows the family if it moves)

Over 7,000 families and housing owners participate in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) administered by The Housing Authority of the County of Alameda (HACA) because the program is a win-win for both.  It provides rental assistance to eligible families, and guarantees monthly payments to owners.  The family's portion of the rent is based on household income and ranges from 30 to 40 percent of it.  HACA pays the difference directly to the landlord.

Read more: The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP)

A family that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) has two sets of obligation—those set out in the family’s lease with the landlord, and those set out in Section 4 of the family’s HCVP Voucher (the contract between HACA and the HCVP family that entitles the family to participate in the HCVP program).  The responsibilities set out in Section 4 of the family's HCVP Voucher are supplemented by those set forth in HACA's Obligations of the Family form.

Read more: Family Obligations

Helping Veterans Achieve Housing Stability - The Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Voucher Program

HACA is an enthusiastic participant in the national effort to end homelessness among veterans.  As a landlord, you can play a vital role in that endeavor. First Lady Michelle Obama has released a video that underscores the power you have to help veterans put a roof over their head and find stability.  “You all have the power to open doors for Vets, and give them the stability they deserve, and help our country solve an issue that has been swept under the rug for far too long,” Mrs. Obama says.

Read more: Section 8 VASH Program