Payment Standards

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV) Payment Standards are set, at least, annually by the Housing Authority of the County of Alameda (HACA) based on rental market information published each year by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). A payment standard is HACA’s maximum allowable monthly assistance toward an assisted family’s gross …

Section 8 VASH Program

Helping Veterans Achieve Housing Stability – The Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Voucher Program HACA is an enthusiastic participant in the national effort to end homelessness among veterans.  Landlords, you can play a vital role in this endeavor as you all have the power to open doors for Vets, and give them the stability they …

Section 8 HCVP – Who does what?

What does HACA do? HACA administers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) under contract with HUD and has the following major responsibilities: Establish local policies; Review applications from interested applicant families to determine whether applicants are eligible for the program; Maintain waiting list and select families for admission; Issue voucher to selected family …

The Project-Based and Moderate Rehabilitation Programs

The Project-Based Program (PB) (Assistance ends if the family moves during the first year) This program subsidizes the rent and utilities of a unit in a subsidized development.  If the tenant in a Project-Based unit moves out of the development during the first year of the lease, the tenant’s assistance ends.  If the tenant moves out of …

Family Obligations

A family that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) has two sets of obligation—those set out in the family’s lease with the landlord, and those set out in Section 4 of the family’s HCVP Voucher (the contract between HACA and the HCVP family that entitles the family to participate in the HCVP program).  …

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP)

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) (Assistance follows the family if it moves) Over 7,000 families and 3,500 housing owners participate in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) administered by the Housing Authority of the County of Alameda (HACA) because the program is a win-win for both.  It provides rental assistance …

Doing Business With Us

Why the Section 8 HCVP makes sense for landlords You, probably, already rent to families that are very similar to those receiving The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) assistance1. Worried about who won’t make rent this month?  Next month?  Every month? Think you’d worry less if part of the rent—often the lion’s share—were guaranteed each …

Utility Allowance

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 …

Landlords

Doing Business With Us Why the Section 8 HCVP makes sense for landlords You, probably, already rent to families that are very similar to those receiving The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) assistance1. Worried about who won’t make rent this month?  Next month?  Every month? Think you’d worry less if part of the rent—often the …

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