Public Housing-Housing Authorities
The State of California does not own or operate public housing; public housing is administered directly through local Public Housing Authorities (PHAs). For those jurisdictions that do not have a local PHA, the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has a Housing Assistance Program (HAP) that administers the Section 8 program in those counties. HCD acts as the local housing authority for twelve rural counties. The counties are listed below:
Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Colusa, Glenn, Inyo, Modoc, Mono, Sierra, Siskiyou, Trinity, Tuolumne
Eligible families and individuals apply to local subcontracting sponsor agencies for rental assistance when the sponsor agency's waiting list is open. Applications may be suspended when a sponsor agency's waiting list exceeds one year. For further Information contact Al Blum, 916-327-6381
Local Housing Authorities
For assistance in seeking Section 8 or other public housing, please refer to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development PHA Contact Information website.