The Housing Authority of the County of Alameda's (HACA's) utility allowance is its estimate of the monthly cost of the reasonable consumption of those essential utilities (and, if supplied by the tenant, the refrigerator and/or stove) not included in the tenant rent but for which the tenant is responsible.  The utility allowance does not include the cost of telephone or cable services.

Please note that the allowances for Range/Microwave and Refrigerator are applied only if the tenant provides the Range/Microwave and Refrigerator appliances.  If the owner provides the appliances, the allowances listed in the schedule do not apply.

Please also note that HACA's utility allowances are set based on the requirements of the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)program. Some non-HCV projects utilize HACA's utility allowance schedule for their projects. Questions about the applicability of HACA's utility allowance schedule to non-HCV projects should be directed to the project.

The utility allowances below are effective 7/1/2020 for moves and income redeterminations effective 7/1/2020 or later:

 

The utility allowances below are effective 7/1/19 for moves and income redeterminations effective 7/1/19 or later.

7/1/19 Utility Allowance - Multi-Unit Buildings & Attached Homes
  Studio 1-Br 2-Br 3-Br 4-Br 5-Br 6-Br

Heating - Electric

$21 $21 $28 $39 $47 $73 $84
Heating - Gas $15 $20 $22 $26 $30 $31 $36
Cooking - Electric $3 $5 $6 $7 $7 $9 $10
Cooking - Gas $3 $4 $4 $4 $4 $4 $5
Hot Water - Electric $25 $28 $54 $72 $76 $75 $86
Hot Water - Gas $10 $14 $17 $24 $29 $33 $38
Refrigerator1 $9 $9 $9 $9 $9 $9 $10
Stove1 $9 $9 $9 $9 $9 $9 $10
Water $33 $47 $60 $73 $93 $107 $123
Sewer $24 $24 $24 $24 $24 $24 $28
Trash $29 $29 $29 $49 $49 $78 $90
Electric - Other $27 $37 $51 $63 $72 $79 $91
1 Tenant-Supplied              
 
7/1/19 Utility Allowance - Single Family
  Studio 1-Br 2-Br 3-Br 4-Br 5-Br 6-Br
Heating - Electric $25 $25 $48 $65 $117 $126 $145
Heating - Gas $20 $25 $32 $38 $43 $55 $63
Cooking - Electric $3 $5 $6 $7 $7 $9 $10
Cooking - Gas $3 $4 $4 $4 $4 $4 $5
Hot Water - Electric $25 $28 $50 $73 $76 $76 $86
Hot Water - Gas $10 $14 $17 $24 $28 $31 $36
Refrigerator1 $9 $9 $9 $9 $9 $9 $10
Stove1 $9 $9 $9 $9 $9 $9 $10
Water $40 $57 $73 $89 $113 $129 $148
Sewer $28 $28 $28 $28 $28 $28 $32
Trash $29 $29 $29 $49 $49 $78 $90
Electric - Other $27 $37 $51 $63 $72 $79 $91
1 Tenant-Supplied