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 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, …

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 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 …

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 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 …

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 individual that HACA approves to join the family after the family has been admitted to the program

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 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 …

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