Housing Authority of the County of San Diego

This housing agency serves San Diego County, California. Service does not extend to Carlsbad, Service does not extend to Encinitas, Service does not extend to National City, Service does not extend to Oceanside, Service does not extend to San Diego, California.

Waiting List
Open Until Further Notice: San Diego County, California Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: Housing Authority of the County of San Diego Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: Villa de Vida Poway Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: Villa Lakeshore Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: Housing Authority of the County of San Diego Public Housing Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Other Project Based Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: Moderate Rehabilitation Program Other Project Based Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: Schmale Senior Residence Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List Learn More
Open Until Further Notice: The Grove Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List Learn More

Open Until Further Notice: San Diego County, California Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of San Diego (HACSD) is accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list applications since at least September, 2018, until further notice. 

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live or work in San Diego County, dependent children, working at least 32 hours per week, 62 years old or older, disabled, veteran, homeless.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time of application submission, by order of preferences.

The wait to receive assistance may be 8-10 years or more, depending on the funding levels for the HACSD.

For more information, visit the HACSD Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher page.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACSD website on May 9, 2023.

Open Until Further Notice: Housing Authority of the County of San Diego Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of San Diego (HACSD) waiting list for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments is currently open, since at least December 18, 2018, until further notice. 

To apply, complete the online application.

For more information, visit the HACSD Project-Based Vouchers page, or the HACSD website.

Open Until Further Notice: Villa de Vida Poway Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental housing assistance in Poway, California.

The Housing Authority of the County of San Diego (HACSD) waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom Project-Based Voucher apartments at Villa de Vida Poway is currently open. Applications are being accepted from February 26, 2020 at 7:30 am PT, until further notice.

  • The Villa de Vida Poway Apartments are for adults with developmental disabilities, and are located at 12341 Oak Knoll Rd, Poway, CA 92064.

Please note: This waiting list includes 53 Project-Based Vouchers; 50 one-bedroom units and 3 two-bedroom units.

There are three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Call (858) 694-4801.
  3. In person at 3989 Ruffin Road, San Diego, CA 92123.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Live or work within HACSD’s jurisdiction, Head/Spouse/Co-head with developmental disabilities or persons with disabilities that would benefit from the services offered at the development. Applicant must also meet income limit requirements.

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

For more information, visit the HACSD website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACSD website, as of January 28, 2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Villa Lakeshore Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental housing assistance in Lakeside, California.

The Housing Authority of the County of San Diego (HACSD) waiting list for 2 and 3-Bedroom Project-Based Voucher apartments at Villa Lakeshore is currently open.

The HACSD is accepting applications for this waiting list from November 30, 2021 at 7:30 am PT, until further notice.

  • Villa Lakeshore is located at 12606 Lakeshore Dr. Lakeside, CA 92040.

Please note: This waiting list includes 28 Project-Based Vouchers: 25 two-bedroom units and 3 three-bedroom units.

There are three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Call (858) 694-4801.
  3. In person at 3989 Ruffin Road, San Diego, CA 92123.

This waiting list has the following preferences: The highest preference goes to those who live or work in our jurisdiction AND have one of the following:

  • Dependent children
  • Elderly person (head of household or spouse is 62 years of age or older)
  • Disabled person (head of household or spouse is disabled)
  • Veteran or surviving spouse of veteran (other than dishonorable discharge)
  • Working applicant (Must have worked at least 32-plus hours per week for the previous 12 months). Applicants may combine job training or an academic program as part of the previous 12-month requirement.
  • Homeless 

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

For more information, visit the HACSD website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACSD on November 30, 2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Housing Authority of the County of San Diego Public Housing Waiting List

This waiting list is for Public Housing rental housing assistance in Chula Vista, California.

The Housing Authority of the County of San Diego (HACSD) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least December 18, 2018, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, complete the online application.

For more information, visit the HACSD Public Housing page here.

Open Until Further Notice: Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Other Project Based Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of San Diego (HACSD) Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) waiting list is currently open, since at least December 18, 2018, until further notice.

To apply, complete the online application.

For more information, visit the HACSD HOPWA page here.

Open Until Further Notice: Moderate Rehabilitation Program Other Project Based Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of San Diego (HACSD) waiting list for Moderate Rehabilitation apartments is currently open, since at least December, 2018, until further notice.

To apply, complete the online application.

For more information, visit the HACSD Moderate Rehabilitation Program page, or the HACSD website.

Open Until Further Notice: Schmale Senior Residence Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

This waiting list is for Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental housing assistance in Ramona, California.

The Housing Authority of the County of San Diego (HACSD) Senior (62+) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Schmale Senior Residence in Ramonda, CA is currently open, from December 18, 2018 at 7:30 am PT, until further notice.

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Call (858) 694-4801, or toll free (877) 478-5478.
  3. Complete the application in person at 3989 Ruffin Road, San Diego, CA  92123.

For more information, visit the HACSD Project-Based Vouchers page, or the HACSD website.

Open Until Further Notice: The Grove Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

This waiting list is for Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental housing assistance in Vista, California.

The Housing Authority of the County of San Diego (HACSD) waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom, Senior Project-Based Voucher apartments at The Grove is currently open. Applications are being accepted from March 4, 2020 at 7:30 am PT, until further notice.

Please note:

  • According to the HACSD, "all household members must be 62 years of age or older or meet the “Seniors” definition under California Civil Code 51.3."
  • The Grove will include 24 Project-Based Vouchers; 20 one-bedroom units and 4 two-bedroom units. The Grove will be located on Civic Center Drive, near S. Santa Fe Ave.

There are three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Call (858) 694-4801, Press option 3.
  3.  In person at the HACSD, located at 3989 Ruffin Road, San Diego, CA 92123.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Live or work within HACSD’s jurisdiction,all household members must be 62 years of age or older or meet the “Seniors” definition under California Civil Code 51.3. Applicant must also meet income limit requirements.

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

For more information, visit the HACSD website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACSD website, as of March 3, 2020.

About The Agency

Housing Authority of the County of San Diego provides affordable housing for up to 11,943 low- and moderate-income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and public housing programs.

Monday 7:30am-5:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am-5:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am-5:00pm
Thursday 7:30am-5:00pm
Friday 7:30am-5:00pm

3989 Ruffin Road, San Diego, CA

Visit Website(858) 694-4801

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How large is the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego?

Housing Authority of the County of San Diego serves 10,625 low-income households. The agency manages 12,371 Housing Choice Vouchers and 110 public housing units.

What are the incomes of residents served by the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego?

Extremely low-income (ELI) renters, earning less than 30% of Area Median Income (AMI), make up 85 percent of households served by Housing Authority of the County of San Diego. Very low-income renters earn less than 50% AMI, and are 96 percent of Housing Authority of the County of San Diego households.

How many Housing Authority of the County of San Diego residents are employed?

Working adults head 2,975 households and make up 28 percent of households served by Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.

How many female-headed renter households are served by the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego?

There are 7331 female-headed renter households living in Housing Authority of the County of San Diego housing. Households headed by females are 69% of those served by the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.

What racial and ethnic groups are found among Housing Authority of the County of San Diego renters?

Black 1,594
Asian-Pacific Islander 319
White 5,206
Hispanic 3,400

How many senior-headed renter households are served by Housing Authority of the County of San Diego?

There are 4887 households headed by seniors served by the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego. Senior households are 46% of households in Housing Authority of the County of San Diego housing.

How many households headed by persons with disabilities live in Housing Authority of the County of San Diego housing?

There are 3293 persons with disabilities living in Housing Authority of the County of San Diego housing. Persons with disabilities are the head of 31% of households served by the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego.

How does HUD rate the performance of the Housing Authority of the County of San Diego?

The Housing Authority of the County of San Diego is rated as a high performer by HUD.

HUD rates the performance of Public Housing Agencies. The department looks at physical condition of properties, financial condition, management operations, and use of Public Housing Capital Funds for improvements.

Public Housing Communities Managed by Housing Authority of the County of San Diego

West Park Apartments

1830 4th Ave, San Diego, California 92101

bed Studio
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
accessibility Accessible

Alpha Square Apartment Homes

550 14th St, San Diego, California 92101

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
accessibility Accessible

Quality Inn Apartments

1840 4th Ave, San Diego, California 92101

switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers

The Grove

815 Civic Center Drive, Vista, California 92084

bed 1-2
switch_access_shortcut Short Wait
real_estate_agent Accepts Vouchers
payment Income Based
accessibility Accessible

Town Center Manor

434 F St, Chula Vista, California 91910

payment Subsidized
accessibility Accessible