The Housing Authority of the County of Alameda (HACA) has increased its payment standards effective July 1, 2015 for annual reexaminations and new move-ins.  Additionally, HACA has increased its payment standards even higher for Veterans participating in the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program effective June 1, 2015. 

Through the VASH program, staff from the Veterans Administration (VA), in conjunction with HACA, refer Veterans who are looking for housing to you and provide ongoing support to you and the veteran.  If you would like to learn more about how the VASH program can help you find qualified tenants, saving money on advertising costs, as well as time, contact Alfred Sims, Housing Specialist with the VA.  Mr. Sims can be contacted at (209) 272-5675 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To view HACA's new payment standards click HERE.  We are especially in need of rental units for our VASH participants and participants in need of units with mobility, hearing and visual accessibility features.

Landlords: Click HERE to list your available rentals in the HACA "For Rent" Directory.

Rental Listings

The Housing Authority of the County of Alameda (HACA) assists over 7,000 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP) families.  Each month, many of these families plan to move or are already actively looking.  In addition, each month new HCVP families move to HACA jurisdiction.  Click HERE to list your available rentals in the HACA "For Rent" Directory - the directory that these families check first to find their new home.   List units in any community where HACA can sign Section 8 contracts.

HACA's free online "For Rent" Directory is the only rental listings directory targeted to Section 8 HCVP participants in HACA's jurisdiction.  The directory is a partnership between HACA and GoSection8, the only nation-wide rental directory targeted to Section 8 HVCP participants.  Listing your rentals has never been easier.  The sooner you do, the sooner you'll realize these benefits:

Listing Benefits

  • Broad exposure. If you target your rentals to lower-income renters, the 7,000 existing Section 8 HCVP participants currently assisted by HACA, and the new participants added each month, are a significant component of your market demographic.  These renters repeatedly tell us that, when planning to move, they turn to the HACA online "For Rent" Directory first, not to Craigslist, not to print classifieds.
  • Powerful search tools help searchers find your listing fast. Listings that aren't a potential fit with a family's needs waste the searcher's time and lead to listing blindness and searcher burn-out.  HACA's "For Rent" Directory allows searchers to quickly sort listings by criteria like location, number of bedrooms or baths, and rent range.  Searchers can hone in fast on units that look the most promising.
  • Fewer inquiries that go nowhere. Your listing in the HACA "For Rent" Directory is chock full of information.  We let the viewer choose to see the listing how they want to see it--on a map along with local amenities like schools and hospitals, or in a list.  They can also print the listing out.  With so much information at hand, rental prospects are less likely to tie up your time inquiring about a unit that obviously isn't a fit.
  • Don't forget paper. HACA makes print copies of its "For Rent" Directory listings available to the hundreds of walk-ins to HACA's central office each week and to participants who don't have computer access.
  • Enhanced listing options available. GoSection8 also offers optional premium services that include enhanced listings, the ability to add photos, access to rental market analysis, a "QuickMatch" tenant locator tool, a landlord newsletter, and other options. These optional enhanced features are available directly from GoSection8 when you sign up for the service. If you don't choose any of the premium membership options, you may still list your available rental properties on HACA's "For Rent" Directory for free.

Landlords: Click HERE to list your available rentals in the HACA "For Rent" Directory.

Section 8 Participants: Click HERE to view available rentals.

Note:   HACA's Rental Listings Directory is provided as a free service to landlords and Section 8 HCVP Program participants to facilitate the leasing of rental units under the Section 8 program.  Properties on this directory have not been pre-approved by HACA.  The asking rents listed by landlords may be higher than HACA limits.  HACA can only approve rents that are not more than rents for similar units in the same neighborhood or general area.  Units must meet HACA's Housing Quality Standards.