As an entity of the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency, the Housing Authority administers the Housing Choice Voucher program, (HCV/formerly known as Section 8), on behalf of the City and County of Sacramento.
The Housing Authority administers over 11,000 vouchers under the HCV program which assists very low-income families in renting decent, safe and sanitary rental units available on the open market.
The families pay a portion of their income toward rent and the Housing Authority, with funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, pays the remainder. The rental unit must pass regular inspections and the rental amount must be approved, but the family chooses where to live.
Apply for Housing Choice Voucher
The Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly Section 8) Tenant Based Wait List is closed.
Participation in the Housing Choice Voucher Program requires a pre-application to be submitted to determine eligibility for the program. Pre-applicants are placed on a wait list and are contacted when a housing unit for which they are eligible becomes available. Other requirements must be met in order to be eligible for public housing.
A criminal background and landlord reference check is required prior to admission into the program.
Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the HCV Program.
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Additional information about the application process is available below.
Informal Hearing Process
When the Housing Authority determines that an applicant has not met the requirements for the program, the family will be notified of the Housing Authorities decision in writing. The notice will contain:
- The reason(s) they are ineligible
- The procedure for requesting a review if the applicant does not agree with the decision
- The time limit for requesting a review.
The applicant will be given the option of presenting oral or written reasons why they disagree with the decision of the Housing Authority. Both the Housing Authority and the family may present evidence and witnesses. The family may use an attorney or other representative to assist them at their own expense.
As a reasonable accommodation, the review may be conducted by telephone.
After the review has been completed the family will be notified in writing of the Housing Authority's decision. The notice shall include the decision and an explanation of the reasons for the decision.
For more information about the Housing Choice Voucher program, contact the Housing Authority at (916) 440-1390 or email firstname.lastname@example.org