UPDATE: Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, our office is temporarily closed to the public to help curb transmission of the COVID-19 virus. 

All in-person assistance at our office remains suspended until further notice, but at a minimum until all Shelter-inPlace orders are lifted.  Housing Authority services will be operational via phone, US mail and e-mail only.  Alameda County strongly advises against person to person contact when other communication options are available.



HACA is offering a one-time Signing Bonus of $500 per unit if you rent a unit(s) to participants in our Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) program and Mainstream program (Mainstream serves non-elderly persons with disabilities).  This one-time Signing Bonus Program is time-limited and ends December 15, 2020.  To learn more, read this:

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A Message from HACA's Executive Director

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It’s great to be back!  Nearly fourteen years ago, I left the Housing Authority of the County of Alameda to work for a housing agency in the Seattle area. It was a wonderful opportunity that provided many experiences to help prepare me to come back home to HACA. 

I’m grateful to the Housing Commission and their confidence in having me lead this organization now and in the coming years.  I replace Chris Gouig, a good friend and colleague, who left an indelible mark in ensuring HACA’s portfolio of affordable housing opportunities would be viable and available for future generations of those in need.  We wish the best for Chris and thank her for her dedication to HACA.

While I was away, much happened in all of our lives and our communities.  Most recently, we find ourselves dealing with the disruption caused by a world-wide pandemic.  The COVID-19 virus has affected us all.  It has changed how we work, communicate, care for ourselves and loved ones, socialize, travel, learn, and play.  It has disrupted every part of our daily routines. 

COVID-19 has also cast a bright, shining light on an already troubling problem in society – the high cost of housing and its impact on homelessness.  At HACA, we remain focused on our mission, which is to deliver housing, housing assistance, and related services to low-, very low-, and extremely low-income persons.  More than ever, the individuals and communities served by HACA depend on this agency to be responsive, relevant, and effective in meeting our mission.

I look forward to working with the talented and committed staff of HACA employees.  They are skilled at what they do.  We are adapting to the environment created by COVID-19, but not deviating from the essential services expected of our clients and the community. 

The coming months and years will be challenging for us all, but together we can meet these challenges.  I appreciate the gracious welcome by staff and others.

 It is good to be home.

Kurt Wiest, Executive Director



The Housing Authority of the County of Alameda (HACA) operates a number of housing programs administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that provide low-cost rental housing or rental assistance for low-income families, the elderly, people with disabilities, and others, in much of Alameda County.

If you would like to learn more about the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, its participants and the cities we serve, click on the following link to view the presentation:

Contact HACA by phone from 8:00 A.M. to 4:45 P.M. any business day.  HACA's business office at 22941 Atherton St., Hayward, is open from 10:00 A.M. to 4:45 P.M. each business day.  Visitors are seen by APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Appointments can be made onsite. HACA is closed every other Friday.

Check the HACA Events Listing and the full calendar link on the left to confirm that we're open for business and for information about scheduled events like Housing Commission meetings, and Family Self-Sufficiency workshops. Since we close every other Friday and for a number of holidays, always check the calendar to avoid an unnecessary trip. To see the schedule for the entire month, click the HACA Calendar link. 

Please go to our Contact Us page to send our staff a message for questions or feedback. Your messages will be immediately acknowledged and promptly answered.

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