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Housing Authority of the County of Alameda

22941 Atherton Street
Hayward, Alameda County, California 94541

Housing Authority of the County of Alameda is a Public Housing Agency in Hayward, California that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.

Housing Authority of the County of Alameda serves Alameda County but does not serve Alameda, Berkeley, Livermore and Oakland.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Alameda County, California Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Housing Authority of the County of Alameda Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming 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, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.

Housing Authority of the County of Alameda Website: http://www.haca.net/.

Housing Authority of the County of Alameda Phone: (510) 538-8876.

Closed: Alameda County, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of Alameda (HACA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for less than one week in August 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply in 2015, applications were available online only. No other applications were accepted. The application was available in English, Chinese, Spanish and Vietnamese.

The HACA urges applicants to print their receipt or write down their pre-application confirmation number after completing the application.

5,000 qualified applicants were placed onto the waiting list by random lottery. 

Please note: Applicants were told they would receive a notice of acceptance or rejection in the mail by October 31, 2015. However, the HACA published a notice in November 2015, informing applicants they will now receive a letter by December 5, 2015.

For more information, visit the HACA website, or call the office at (510) 538-8876.

Last Updated on 11/02/2017.

About Housing Authority of the County of Alameda

More information about Housing Authority of the County of Alameda can be found on its website at http://www.haca.net/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the County of Alameda may be available by phone at (510) 538-8876. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/27/2020, it is not known if Housing Authority of the County 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 County of Alameda Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the County of Alameda manages 6,156 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 Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 5,476 3 145 100 235 7
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,686 $1,883 $1,584 $1,745 $1,285 $1,508
Monthly Cost $9,230,382 $5,650 $229,611 $174,486 $301,978 $10,557

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the County 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 2,105 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 12 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 67 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 $21,114 per year. 90% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 38% 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, 43% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 30% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

39% of households included children, 8% of which had two adults in the household. 33% of households with children have a female head of household. 77% of all households were headed by a female.

76% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 48% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the County of Alameda Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 34% 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

24% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 39% with 2 bedrooms and 36% with 3 or more bedrooms. 15% 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 County of Alameda voucher holders in 2016 was $569 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,479. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $107.



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 County of Alameda

Nidus and Dyer

2004 Nidus Ct
Union City, California

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

Siena Pointe Apartments

22842 Vermont Street
Hayward, California
$1,033-1,725
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Promenade Apartments I & II

5300 Case Avenue
Pleasanton, California
$2,145-3,100
1-3 BR
Accepts Vouchers
VASH Welcome
Accessible
Family & Senior
Market Rate
55+
Accessible
62+

Kottinger Gardens Phase II

251 Kottinger Dr
Pleasanton, California
Income Based
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

The Majestic Apartments

959 Torrano Ave
Hayward, California
$1,053-1,519
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Kottinger Gardens Phase I

240 Kottinger Dr
Pleasanton, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
Accepts Vouchers