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 housing authority 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 List Status
San Luis Obispo County, California Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Pismo Station Apartments, 3-Bedroom, Project-Based Voucher Closed
SLO Villages Project-Based Voucher Closed
Oak Park 1 and 2 Project-Based Voucher Closed
Madonna Road, 4-Bedroom, Project-Based Voucher Closed
Chet Dotter Senior Housing Senior Project-Based Voucher Closed
Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo Public Housing Closed
Paso Homekey Closed

Other Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and 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.

COVID-19 Update:

As of February 10, 2021, the HASLO website states "HASLO has suspended public access to our main office and our property offices until further notice."

more information is available here.

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

How To Apply to the 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 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: SLO Villages Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo (HASLO) Section 8 Project Based Voucher waiting list for Studio, 1, 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom apartments at SLO Villages is closed.

HASLO last accepted applications from August 3, 2021, until August 5, 2021. 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 is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HASLO website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HASLO public notice on August 4, 2021. 

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 09/16/2021.

Closed: Oak Park 1 and 2 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo (HASLO) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 1, 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom apartments at Oak Park 1 and 2 is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from March 9, 2021 until March 11, 2021. 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 is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HASLO website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HASLO website on March 3, 2021.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 03/12/2021.

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

How To Apply to the 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: Chet Dotter Senior Housing Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo (HASLO) Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at Chet Dotter Senior Housing is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from March 16, 2021, until March 18, 2021. 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 is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HASLO website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HASLO website on March 3, 2021.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 03/18/2021.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the 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.

Closed: Paso Homekey Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo (HASLO) waiting list for apartments at Paso Homekey is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from February 16, 2020, until 300 applications were received. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the HASLO this waiting list was only for "people experiencing or at risk of homelessness"

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

The maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:

  • Homeless: 1 Person $33,950 | 2 Persons $38,800
  • At risk of being homeless: 1 Person $20,400 | 2 Persons $23,300

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Homeless or At Risk of Homelessness
  • Resident of the North County of San Luis Obispo
  • Working with one of SLO County’s homeless services agencies
  • Veteran status

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

For more information, visit the HASLO website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HASLO public notice on February 11, 2021.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 03/03/2021.

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/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/29/2021, 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 2,413 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 2,007 38 21 20 183
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $908 $1,373 $783 $1,193 $747
Monthly Cost $1,821,575 $52,168 $16,447 $23,865 $136,740

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

Marvin Gardens

1105 Laurel Ln
San Luis Obispo, California

Islay Hills

1102 Ironbark St
San Luis Obispo, California

Pismo Buchon Apartments

1363 Pismo St
San Luis Obispo, California
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

860 on the Wye Apartments

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

Iron Works Apartments

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