In order to be eligible for the Section 8 Program, a family's annual income must be at or below the following HUD-specified Section 8 income limits. (See exceptions immediately below table.)

Income Limits Effective 4/14/2017
Family Size
Section 8
Public Housing
 1  $36,550  $56,300
 2  $41,750  $64,350
 3  $46,950  $72,400
 4  $52,150  $80,400
 5  $56,350  $86,850
 6  $60,500  $93,300
 7  $64,700  $99,700
 8  $68,850  $106,150

 

Exceptions: If, at the time that a family would be issued a Section 8 voucher by HACA, it meets either of the following two criteria, the Public Housing Income Limits apply (not the Section 8 income limits):

  • The family is already a participant in the Section 8 Program; or
  • The family qualifies for voucher assistance as a non-purchasing household living in HOPE 1 (public housing home-ownership), HOPE 2 (multifamily housing home-ownership) developments, or other HUD-assisted multifamily home-ownership programs.

As an example of the above, a family of 5 that is already a Public Housing tenant and has income at or below $81,200, would be income eligible for the Section 8 program.

If the family is displaced as a result of the prepayment of a mortgage or voluntary termination of a mortgage insurance contract on eligible low-income housing, an even higher income limit applies.  Contact HACA for more information.

HACA is NOT accepting applications for Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers at this time.

  

OCEAN AVENUE IN EMERYVILLE

A HACA-owned property funded through the HOME program where tenants are responsible for the entire rent portion and will receive a utility allowance is accepting applications.  The Ocean Avenue property consists of two two-bedroom and four three-bedroom mobility accessible units located in the city of Emeryville.

Occupancy Standards:  Applicants must be eligible to live in a two-bedroom or three-bedroom unit to apply.  One bedroom is provided for the head of household and their spouse/significant other (if applicable) and then one bedroom for each two additional persons regardless of gender, age or relationship.  Reasonable accommodations may be made for households with persons with disabilities.

Qualifications to apply: Any family, single, elderly and/or disabled person may apply who meets the following qualifications: 1) the Head of Household must be 18 years of age or older, or be an emancipated youth, at the time of application; 2) at least one person listed on the application must be a U.S. citizen, eligible immigrant or Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitioner; 3) no person listed on the application can be subject to a lifetime registration requirement under any of the 50 states' sex offender registration; 4) the total income (including wages, Social Security benefits, pensions, child support, unemployment benefits, CalWin (TANF), General Assistance, etc.) of all the person listed on the application must not exceed the following:

Bedrooms

Approximate Rent

Income Limit (as of 04/2017)

 

1 Person

2 person

3 Person

4 Person

5 Person

6 Person

2

$1,150

50% AMI

$36,550

$41,750

$46,950

$52,150

$56,350

$60,500

2

$1,575

80% AMI

$56,300

$64,350

$72,400

$80,400

$86,850

$83,300

3

$1,350

50% AMI

$36,550

$41,750

$46,950

$52,150

$56,350

$60,500

3

$1,800

80% AMI

$56,300

$64,350

$72,400

$80,400

$86,850

$83,300

 

Preferences:  Preference will be given to households that include a person with disabilities and/or are a resident of the city of Emeryville, CA.

Reasonable Accommodation:  If you require a reasonable accommodation for a person with disabilities or are limited English Proficient and need assistance wit hcompleting an application please call (510) 727-8566. 

Apply: If you can afford to pay the "Approximate Rents" listed above without rental assistance and wish to apply for the Ocean Avenue Wait List please complete an application: