Oakland Housing Authority
1619 Harrison St.
Oakland, Alameda County, CA

510-874-1500

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29

Public Housing Projects

1,599

Public Housing Units

13,259

Section 8 Vouchers

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Public Housing Size

Extra Large (10,000+)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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1619 Harrison St.
Oakland, Alameda County, CA

510-874-1500

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Oakland Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 29 projects which contain 1,599 affordable rental units. It also administers 13,259 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Oakland Housing Authority is determined to be a Large public housing authority, meaning it manages between 1,250 - 9,999 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Extra Large, meaning it administers 10,000+ Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Oakland Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (11%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (89%) to that of all housing authorities in California, Oakland Housing Authority has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in California.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Oakland Housing Authority scored an average of 80 points. The housing authority had a high score of 85 in 2001 and a low score of 69 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in California is 75.30.

Oakland Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average California housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Oakland Housing Authority manages 14 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 88. The scores for properties managed by Oakland Housing Authority range from a high of 95 to a low of 69.

The highest scoring property in the Oakland Housing Authority portfolio is Mandela Gateway and the lowest scoring property is Palo Vista Gardens.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Oakland Housing Authority have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Oakland Housing Authority.

Approved Plan PDF Document
6/13/03 Plan
7/1/02 Plan
7/26/01 Plan
6/23/00 Plan