Public Housing Program

SHRA manages the Public Housing program on behalf of the City and County and assists over 12,000 families by providing over 3,000 affordable housing units which are rented out to eligible tenants at affordable rates. These housing units consist of a variety of apartments, duplexes and single family homes. Applications for public housing are being accepted for selected sites and bedroom sizes. The availability of specific sites and bedroom sizes is subject to periodic changes based on demand. Eligible applicants are placed on a waiting list and will be contacted when a housing unit for which they are eligible becomes available. Other requirements such as a criminal background check and landlord reference check must be completed prior to admission into the program.

For information on how to apply click here.

For regular updates about wait list openings/ closings or changes follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter or monitor the SHRA website.

Please click here for information regarding the local policies that govern the Public Housing program, refer to the link attached for the Public Housing Program Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP) and Five Year Plans.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Listed below are FAQs related to the Public Housing Program for those interested in applying for assistance. If you are already on the waiting list, contact SHRA customer service staff at 916-440-1390 with any questions.  If you would like information about the Housing Choice Voucher Program, click here or contact us at 916-440-1390 for additional assistance.

How to Apply/Waiting List Information

Eligibility Information

Reasonable Accommodation Information

Fair Housing Resources

Contact Information for the Public Housing Program

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