Housing Authority of the City of Alameda

701 Atlantic Avenue
Alameda, Alameda County, California 94501

Housing Authority of the City of Alameda is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Housing Authority of the City of Alameda serves Alameda.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Alameda, California Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Shinsei Gardens, Breakers at Bayport, China Clipper, Esperanza, Parrot Village, Stanford House, and Everett Commons Project-Based Voucher Closed
Alameda Point Collaborative Project-Based Voucher Closed
Anne B. Diament, Lincoln Willow, Independence Plaza, and Littlejohn Commons Senior Project-Based Voucher Closed

Other Housing Authority of the City of Alameda 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 the City of Alameda Website: http://www.alamedahsg.org/.

Housing Authority of the City of Alameda Phone: (510) 747-4300.

Closed: Alameda, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Alameda (HACA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from September 10, 2021, until September 20, 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:

  • FUP Graduates
  • Applicant Displaced by Public Action
  • Special Provisions (Overhoused/ underhoused managed hsg. Residents)
  • Terminated due to lack of funding
  • Residency
  • Family (Senior or Disabled)
  • Veteran

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HACA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACA public notice on September 13, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Alameda, California.

Last Updated on 09/20/2021.

Closed: Shinsei Gardens, Breakers at Bayport, China Clipper, Esperanza, Parrot Village, Stanford House, and Everett Commons Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Alameda (HACA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for Studio, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5-Bedrooms apartments at Shinsei Gardens, Breakers at Bayport, China Clipper, Esperanza, Parrot Village, Stanford House, and Everett Commons is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from September 10, 2021, until September 20, 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:

  • In Place tenants for PBV units
  • Applicant Displaced by Public Action
  • Terminated due to lack of funding
  • Residency
  • Family (Senior or Disabled)
  • Veteran

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HACA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACA public notice on September 13, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Alameda, California.

Last Updated on 09/20/2021.

Closed: Alameda Point Collaborative Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Alameda (HACA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Alameda Point Collaborative is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from September 10, 2021, until September 20, 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:

  • In Place tenants for PBV units
  • Supportive Services
  • Applicant Displaced by Public Action
  • Terminated due to lack of funding
  • Residency
  • Family (Senior or Disabled)
  • Veteran

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HACA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACA public notice on September 13, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Alameda, California.

Last Updated on 09/20/2021.

Closed: Anne B. Diament, Lincoln Willow, Independence Plaza, and Littlejohn Commons Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Alameda (HACA) Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Anne B. Diament, Lincoln Willow, Independence Plaza, and Littlejohn Commons is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from September 10, 2021, until September 20, 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:

  • In Place tenants for PBV units
  • Applicant Displaced by Public Action
  • Terminated due to lack of funding
  • Residency
  • Family (Senior or Disabled)
  • Veteran

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HACA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACA public notice on September 13, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Alameda, California.

Last Updated on 09/20/2021.

About Housing Authority of the City of Alameda

More information about Housing Authority of the City of Alameda can be found on its website at http://www.alamedahsg.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of Alameda may be available by phone at (510) 747-4300. 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://www.waitlistcheck.com/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/27/2021, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of Alameda 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 the City of Alameda Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of Alameda manages 1,492 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 Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,257 22 62 53 38 60
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,803 $2,344 $1,912 $2,244 $1,772 $1,825
Monthly Cost $2,266,313 $51,560 $118,574 $118,938 $67,338 $109,521

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Alameda

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 3% having issued approximately 475 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 12 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 36 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $20,011 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 39% of households had wages as a major source of income, 5% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 55% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 34% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 28% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 37% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 4% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

35% of households included children, 11% of which had two adults in the household. 26% of households with children have a female head of household. 71% of all households were headed by a female.

81% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 32% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Alameda Housing Choice Voucher program, 27% include at least one person with a disability. 37% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 70% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

27% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 42% with 2 bedrooms and 31% with 3 or more bedrooms. 13% 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 the City of Alameda voucher holders in 2016 was $535 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,511. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $105.



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.


Low Income Housing Managed by Housing Authority of the City of Alameda

Anne B. Diament

920 PARK ST
Alameda, California
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Studio-1 BR
62+