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 … Read More: Does everyone who applied get assistance?
What can I do if I’m a victim of domestic violence?
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 … Read More: What can I do if I’m a victim of domestic violence?
How do I Submit an Application for Housing Assistance?
HACA’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Wait List is currently closed. For more information, see Applying for Housing.
Are applicants subject to a background check?
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 … Read More: Are applicants subject to a background check?
What does “lottery” mean?
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 … Read More: What does “lottery” mean?
I’m homeless, can I get emergency housing?
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 … Read More: I’m homeless, can I get emergency housing?
Who can apply?
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 … Read More: Who can apply?
Current Wait List Applicants
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 … Read More: Current Wait List Applicants