The Housing Authority of the City of Livermore

3203 Leahy Way
Livermore, Alameda County, California 94550
(925) 447-3600

The Housing Authority of the City of Livermore is a public housing agency in Livermore, California that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, and Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs. As of May 19th, 2019, The Housing Authority of the City of Livermore has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Homeless Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on May 22nd, 2019.

The Housing Authority of the City of Livermore serves Livermore.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Homeless Senior Project-Based Voucher Open Now
Livermore, California Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Public Housing Closed
Family Project-Based Voucher Unknown

Open The Housing Authority of the City of Livermore Waiting Lists

Open Now: Homeless Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

Waiting List Summary

  • What: Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List
  • When:  May 8th, 2019  at 09:00 PM  PT - May 22nd, 2019 at 05:00 PM PT
  • How to Apply:  Pick Up Application.  Print Out Application.  Turn In Application. 
  • Applicants Placed By:  Not Known
  • Preferences:  Live, Work, or Attend School Locally.  Preferences Unconfirmed.  Learn More About Preferences

Waiting List Details

The Livermore Housing Authority (LHA) Senior–Homeless Section 8 Project Based Voucher waiting list for 5 units at Chestnut Square Senior Apartments is currently open, from May 9, 2019, until May 22, 2019 at 5:00 pm PT.

Please note: According to the LHA, "Chestnut Square is a senior housing community serving people 62 years of age and older, located at 1651 Chestnut Street, Livermore, CA 94551. This site based wait list will be used to fill the 5 services-supported PBV units designated for elderly homeless families.The application submission includes both a 2-page housing authority form and a referral form that verifies the homeless qualification. Both forms must be completed in order to be considered. The referral form must be competed in consultation with and certified by one of three City of Livermore approved homeless service agencies: City Serve, Abode Services, and Tri-Valley Haven. Applications will not be accepted unless both forms are completed and properly executed."

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the application online here.
  2. Pick up an application at the Livermore Housing Authority, located at 3203 Leahy Way, Livermore, California 94550, Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm PT. 

Once the application has been completed, it must be dropped off at the Livermore Housing Authority main office, located at the above address on May 21, 2019 or May 22, 2019; from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm; and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

This waiting list has the following preference: Live or work in Livermore, California.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the LHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (925) 447-3600.

Last Updated on 05/16/2019.

Other The Housing Authority of the City of Livermore Waiting Lists

Closed: Livermore, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Livermore Housing Authority (LHA) 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 LHA website here.

Last Updated on 03/09/2019.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

The Livermore Housing Authority (LHA) 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 LHA website, or call the office at (925) 447-3600.

Last Updated on 07/13/2018.

Unknown: Family Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Last Updated on 05/16/2019.

About The Housing Authority of the City of Livermore

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

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/19/2019, it is not known if The 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.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:30am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-5:00pm
Thursday 8:30am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-5:00pm
Friday 8:30am-12:00pm , 1:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

About the The Housing Authority of the City of Livermore Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, The Housing Authority of the City of Livermore manages 495 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 442 2 4 43
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,444 $1,090 $192 $1,475
Monthly Cost $638,210 $2,180 $767 $63,409

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for The 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 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 The 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 Operated by The Housing Authority of the City of Livermore

Leahy Square

3477 Leahy Way
Livermore, CA
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