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Housing Authority of the City of Livermore

3203 Leahy Way
Livermore, Alameda County, California 94550

Housing Authority of the City of Livermore is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, and Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs.

Housing Authority of the City of Livermore serves Livermore.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Livermore, California Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Chestnut Square Project-Based Voucher Closed
Housing Authority of the City of Livermore Public Housing Closed

Other Housing Authority of the City of Livermore 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 the City of Livermore Website: https://livermoreha.org/index.html.

Housing Authority of the City of Livermore Phone: (925) 447-3600.

COVID-19 Update: As of March 16, 2020, the Housing Authority of the City of Livermore website says:

"The safety of the Housing Authority of the City of Livermore’s (LHA) staff, residents, program participants, landlords and partners amid the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is of utmost importance.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recommended a number of steps that we are implementing.  We would very much appreciate if you would do your part in helping us.  We ask that you not visit our office or residential properties if you have any symptoms of respiratory illness.  Those symptoms include:  cough, fever, sore throat, runny nose and/or shortness of breath.  Instead, please call us at (925) 447-3600 or call/email your Housing Specialist directly. 
Effective March 16, 2020, until further notice, LHA will not host any in-person meetings, briefings or client meetings at our office.  Instead, work will be conducted via email or phone.  We will follow strict hand washing procedures and sanitation of community rooms, our lobby and counter surfaces.  We ask that you use the drop-box to drop off documents."

Closed: Livermore, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Livermore (HACL) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in April, 2011. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the HACL website.

Last Updated on 07/24/2020.

Closed: Chestnut Square Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Livermore (HACL) Homeless Family Section 8 Project Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Chestnut Square is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from July 20, 2020 until July 23, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Chestnut Square Family Apartments, located at 1665 Chestnut Street, is a 42-unit (1, 2, & 3-bedrooms), affordable rental project expected to be completed in October 2020.

Please note: According to the HACL, "To be eligible for this project based voucher the homeless verification/referral form must be included with the preapplication to be accepted. The Homeless criteria applies to applicants who...Lacks fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, meaning:

  • Has a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not meant for human habitation;
  • Is living in a publicly or privately operated shelter designated to provide temporary living arrangements (including congregate shelters, transitional housing, and hotels/motels paid for by charitable organizations or by federal, state and local government programs); or
  • Is exiting an institution where (s)he has resided for 90 days or less and who resided in an emergency shelter or place not meant for human habitation immediately before entering that institution."

The Homeless Verification/Referral Agencies were : Abode Services, Tri-Valley Haven, and City Serve.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Print the paper application that was available online.
  2. Pick up an application from the HACL.

Once the application was completed, it was either:

  1. Postmarked by July 23, 2020 and mailed to Livermore Housing Authority.
  2. Dropped off in person at the HACL.
  3. Emailed to the HACL

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Homeless

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

For more information, visit the HACL website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACL public notice, as of July 20, 2020.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 07/24/2020.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Livermore (HACL) Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in September 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the HACL website.

Last Updated on 07/24/2020.

About Housing Authority of the City of Livermore

More information about Housing Authority of the City of Livermore can be found on its website at https://livermoreha.org/index.html.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of Livermore may be available by phone at (925) 447-3600. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 01/28/2021, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of Livermore 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 Livermore Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of Livermore manages 530 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 Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 479 2 3 37 6
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,468 $900 $195 $1,723 $1,133
Monthly Cost $702,954 $1,799 $586 $63,734 $6,798

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

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 9% having issued approximately 57 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 39 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $23,072 per year. 90% of households were very low income (VLI) and 61% were extremely low income (ELI). 38% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 58% 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, 37% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 38% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 5% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

34% of households included children, 9% of which had two adults in the household. 28% of households with children have a female head of household. 78% of all households were headed by a female.

49% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 18% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Livermore Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 36% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 32% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

41% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 37% with 2 bedrooms and 22% 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 Livermore voucher holders in 2016 was $572 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,396. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $118.



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 the City of Livermore

Leahy Square

3477 Leahy Way
Livermore, California