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 4/14/2018
Family Size
Some PBV Section 8
Public Housing
 1 $24,400 $40,700 $62,750
 2 $27,900 $46,500 $71,700
 3 $31,400 $52,300 $80,650
 4 $34,850 $58,100 $89,600
 5 $37,650 $62,750 $96,800
 6 $40,450 $67,400 $103,950
 7 $43,250 $72,050 $111,150
 8 $46,050 $76,700 $118,300

 

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.

  

STEVENSON TERRACE IN FREMONT (1, 2, & 3 Bedroom Apartments)

Stevenson Terrace located at 39605 Stevenson Place in Fremont (currently no public access) will accept applications to its wait list from Monday, February 11, 2019 to Monday, February 25, 2019 at 5:00pm. 

Beginning February 4, 2019, applications will be available at https://midpenproperty.midpen-housing.org/LeasingNow, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at the the Temporary Leasing Office at 39180 Liberty Street, Suite 100, Fremont.  Applications will not be available before February 4th.  Applications will not be available at HACA's office.  Questions regarding the wait list opening should be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling (510) 953-6140 beginning February 4, 2019.

To read about the property, how to qualify, and how to apply read the flyer directly below:

HACA will use Stevenson Terrace's wait list as HACA's wait list to fill the 20 Project-Based Voucher units at the project.  Alternately, HACA may conduct a lottery of Stevenson Terrace's wait list to use as HACA's wait list.  If you are interested in being considered for the Project-Based units at the property, be sure to answer "Yes" to the question on Stevenson Terrace's application that asks if you wish to be placed on the HACA wait list for a Project-Based Section 8 Unit. 

 

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 04/2018)

 

1 Person

2 person

3 Person

4 Person

5 Person

6 Person

2

$1,050

50% AMI

$40,700

$46,500

$52,300

$58,100

$62,750

$67,400

2

$1,075

80% AMI

$62,750

$71,700

$80,650

$89,600

$96,800

$103,950

3

$1,075

50% AMI

$40,700

$46,500

$52,300

$58,100

$62,750

$67,400

3

$1,200

80% AMI

$62,750

$71,700

$80,650

$89,600

$96,800

$103,950

 

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 with completing 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: