Support Veterans.

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 our 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 visually accessibility features.

The Housing Authority of the County of Alameda's (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.

Landlords

Click HERE to list your available rentals in the HACA "For Rent" Directory; click HERE to learn more about the benefits of listing rentals on the Directory.  You may also list your property via fax by completing a Property Listing Form.

If you have questions about your GoSection8 account or GoSection8's services, please call their customer service center at 1-866-466-7328.

Section 8 Participants

Click HERE to view currently available rentals online through GoSection8; click HERE to learn more about the benefits of using the Directory to find the right rental for your family. 

You may also download a copy of the Weekly Rental Listing and Rental Listing Attachment.  The Weekly Rental Listing is generated weekly, generally on Mondays, and the Rental Listing Attachment is updated monthly.

 

If you have questions about your GoSection8 account, please call their customer service center at 1-866-466-7328.

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.

Non-Section 8 Persons Looking for Housing

HACA provides a listing of privately owned subsidized housing.  This list is updated monthly.

 

 

Displaced Family

A Displaced Family-Disaster is a family that resides in public housing, and whose every member, or sole member, is a person whose dwelling has been extensively damaged or destroyed as a result of a disaster declared or otherwise formally recognized pursuant to Federal or State of California disaster relief laws.

A Displaced family-Other is a family, other than one set forth immediately above as a Displaced family-Disaster, whose every member, or sole member, is a person who has been, or, within no more than six months from the date of verification by HACA will be, required to vacate its housing for, at least, __ days:As a result of:

  • As a result of:

    • Fire, flood, earthquake, or other force of nature, that has caused the unit to become uninhabitable;
    • Demolition, extensive damage, governmental action, or action by the landlord, including any legal act that withdraws, or will withdraw, the unit from the rental market; or
    • Any other action or event  beyond an applicant's ability to control;
    • Provided that:
      • the applicant was meeting all conditions of occupancy at the time of its occurrence; and
      • if the action or event requiring the family to vacate its unit is initiated by the landlord, no member of the family is the father, mother, brother, sister, son, or daughter of the landlord.
  • Provided the family is part of a Witness Protection Program, to avoid reprisals because the family provided information on criminal activities to a law enforcement agency and, after a threat assessment, the law enforcement agency recommends rehousing the family to avoid or reduce risk of violence against the family.
  • Because of hate crimes as set forth below if a member of the family has been the victim of one or more hate crimes, and the applicant has vacated the unit because of the crime or the fear of such a crime has destroyed the applicant's peaceful enjoyment of the unit.

Elderly Family

An Elderly Family is a family whose head, spouse, or sole member is a person who is at least 62 years of age; or two or more persons who are at least 62 years of age living together; or one or more persons who are at least 62 years of age living with one or more live-in aides.

Near-Elderly Family

A Near-Elderly Family is a family whose head, spouse, or sole member is a person who is at least 50 years of age but below the age of 62; or two or more persons, who are at least 50 years of age but below the age of 62, living together; or one or more persons who are at least 50 years of age but below the age of 62 living with one or more live-in aides. 

Bedroom Size Qualifications:  HACA provides one bedroom 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.  Disabled household members in need of their own bedroom due to their disability, if determinated eligible, may have their own bedroom.  Here are some examples (not all inclusive) of households eligible to apply for this wait list opening:

  • Three disabled persons, each in need of their own bedroom
  • Four disabled persons, each in need of their own bedroom
  • Applicant without a spouse/significant other and three to six other people (children or adults)
  • Applicant and their spouse/significant other and three to six other people (children or adults)