Affordable Housing Online is monitoring the federal government's response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. As of March 13, 2020, Public Housing Agencies across the nation are closing their doors to the public. Most offices are still running and will communicate by phone, email, or mail. Some offices have drop boxes installed outside, so documents can still be hand-delivered. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response. To find your local PHA's contact info, browse by state here.

An extensive list of coronavirus resources for low-income households can be found here.

Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo

487 Leff Street
San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California 93401

Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs.

Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo serves San Luis Obispo County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
San Luis Obispo County, California Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Pismo Station Apartments, 3-Bedroom, Project-Based Voucher Closed
Oak Park 3 and 4, 3-Bedroom, Project-Based Voucher Closed
SLO Villages, Studio, 1, 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom, Project-Based Voucher Closed
Madonna Road, 4-Bedroom, Project-Based Voucher Closed
Public Housing Closed

Other Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo Website: http://www.haslo.org/.

Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo Phone: (805) 543-4478.

Closed: San Luis Obispo County, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo (HASLO) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for for one week in May, 2018; and before that for two weeks in November, 2017. According to HASLO, the waiting list is expected to reopen one year after the most recent closure.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences were not confirmed.

500 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the HASLO website, or call the office at (805) 543-4478.

Last Updated on 05/30/2018.

Closed: Pismo Station Apartments, 3-Bedroom, Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo (HASLO) waiting list for 3-Bedroom Project Based Voucher apartments at Pismo Station Apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from December 3, 2019 at 9:00 am, until December 5, 2019 at 4:00 pm PT. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Residents of San Luis Obispo County
  • Veterans

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HASLO website.

Sources: This information was verified by LegalNotice.org, and the HASLO website, as of December 2, 2019.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in San Luis Obispo, California.

Last Updated on 12/05/2019.

Closed: Oak Park 3 and 4, 3-Bedroom, Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo (HASLO) waiting list for 3-Bedroom Project Based Voucher apartments at Pismo Station Apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from December 3, 2019 at 9:00 am, until December 5, 2019 at 4:00 pm PT. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Residents of San Luis Obispo County
  • Veterans

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HASLO website.

Sources: This information was verified by LegalNotice.org, and the HASLO website, as of December 2, 2019.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Paso Robles, California.

Last Updated on 12/05/2019.

Closed: SLO Villages, Studio, 1, 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom, Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in San Luis Obispo, California.

Last Updated on 12/20/2019.

Closed: Madonna Road, 4-Bedroom, Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo (HASLO) waiting list for 4-Bedroom Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments at Madonna Road is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on August 6, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the HASLO website.

Last Updated on 12/02/2019.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo (HASLO) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on August 6, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the HASLO website.

Last Updated on 12/02/2019.

About Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo

More information about Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo can be found on its website at http://www.haslo.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo may be available by phone at (805) 543-4478. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status online at http://s8.haslo.org/.

Open today from 8:00am to 5:00pm PT.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
HCV Portability Status

As of 07/06/2020, it is not known if Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo manages 2,236 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,961 15 29 12 166
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $796 $1,368 $777 $1,751 $692
Monthly Cost $1,561,322 $20,515 $22,537 $21,014 $114,809

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 10% having issued approximately 209 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 14 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.9 persons and has a household income of $16,267 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 24% of households had wages as a major source of income, 7% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 68% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 38% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 27% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 34% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

31% of households included children, 8% of which had two adults in the household. 25% of households with children have a female head of household. 67% of all households were headed by a female.

28% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 3% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo Housing Choice Voucher program, 32% include at least one person with a disability. 49% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 64% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

47% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 20% with 3 or more bedrooms. 17% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo voucher holders in 2016 was $414 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $849. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $66.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo

Arbor Place

1497 Royal Way
San Luis Obispo, California

Low Income Housing Managed by Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo

860 on the Wye Apartments

2775 Victoria Ave
San Luis Obispo, California
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers
VASH Welcome

Iron Works Apartments

3682 Broad Street
San Luis Obispo, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers