San Francisco Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), and Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) programs.
San Francisco Housing Authority serves San Francisco County.
|City and County of San Francisco, California Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher||Closed|
|City and County of San Francisco, California General Housing Choice Voucher||Closed|
|San Francisco Housing Authority Project-Based Voucher||Closed|
|San Francisco Housing Authority Public Housing||Closed|
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.
San Francisco Housing Authority Website: https://sfha.org/Pages/home.aspx.
San Francisco Housing Authority Phone: (415) 715-5200.
More information about San Francisco Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://sfha.org/Pages/home.aspx.
Representatives of San Francisco Housing Authority may be available by phone at (415) 715-5200. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
As of January 19th, 2022, it is not known if San Francisco Housing Authority is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As of 04/01/2018, San Francisco Housing Authority is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, San Francisco Housing Authority manages 12,927 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2021:
|Standard||Homeownership||Family Unification||Tenant Protection||Ported Out||VASH||Non-Elderly Disabled|
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$2,359||$708||$3,335||$2,429||$1,745||$2,043||$2,545|
According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 16% having issued approximately 563 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 28 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.9 persons and has a household income of $18,574 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 85% were extremely low income (ELI). 28% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 66% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 22% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 27% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 51% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 8% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.
19% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 15% of households with children have a female head of household. 56% of all households were headed by a female.
56% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 22% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the San Francisco Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 44% include at least one person with a disability. 46% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 88% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
52% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 26% 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.
The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by San Francisco Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $479 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,569. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $110.
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.