Not all applicants will receive housing assistance. Only those applicants who are selected in a lottery will receive assistance. Lotteries are only conducted as HACA has housing assistance that it can make available.
IF YOU ARE THE VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND YOU NEED IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE, CALL 911. To All Applicants The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) provides protections for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. VAWA protections are not only available to women, but are available equally to all individuals regardless of sex, … Read More: What can I do if I’m a victim of domestic violence?
HACA’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Wait List is currently closed. For more information, see Applying for Housing.
Yes. HACA conducts a criminal background check of each applicant when the family is about to be issued a Section 8 Voucher. Denial is automatic if an applicant has committed certain offenses as reflected in HUD regulations. In other instances, HACA considers all the relevant circumstances before making a decision, including the applicant’s completion of … Read More: Are applicants subject to a background check?
When HACA has housing assistance available, it accepts wait list lottery entries through an announced wait list opening. At the close of the wait list opening period, HACA conducts an electronic lottery. Each application is assigned a number and a computer program randomly selects the lottery winners, that is, the number of applicants to which … Read More: What does “lottery” mean?
HACA does not provide emergency housing. If you need emergency housing assistance, or need information about any health or human services provider in Alameda county, contact Eden Information & Referral or call 211 from your telephone. Additionally, if you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Alameda County, Coordinated Entry can help: Alameda County Coordinated Entry … Read More: I’m homeless, can I get emergency housing?
Every individual and family admitted to the housing assistance programs administered by the Housing Authority of the County of Alameda (HACA) has to meet all program eligibility requirements. This includes any individual that HACA approves to join the family after the family has been admitted to the program
HACA maintains a Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) wait list and project-based wait lists for individual properties assisted through the Project-Based Voucher and Moderate Rehabilitation programs. HACA does not provide wait list positions to applicants as wait list positions change constantly based on updates continually being received by applicants. If you require written confirmation that … Read More: Current Wait List Applicants