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California Public Housing Authorities (PHAs)

Below is a list of local California Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) that provide various services, including assistance in finding affordable housing, section 8 waiting lists, rentals, and more:

PHAs are government agencies that administer public housing programs. These programs provide affordable housing options to low-income individuals and families who cannot afford market-rate housing.

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City & County Public Housing Authorities (PHAs)

If a city does not have its own PHA, refer to the county in which the city is located.

HUD Affordable Housing Unit Listings

In addition to PHAs, HUD provides a web listing of affordable rental units by county (urban and rural areas) plus a mobile app available on Apple iTunes or Google Play. Information includes location data and contact information for HUD Field and Regional Offices, Public Housing Authorities, Multifamily Housing, Low Income Housing Tax Credit apartments, USDA Rural Housing, and Continuum of Care Homeless staff.

Public Housing Authority Services

PHAs provide a range of services and programs to assist individuals and families in need. Here are some of the main offerings:

  • Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8): A HUD program that provides rental subsidies to eligible low-income individuals and families. Participants in the program receive a voucher that helps cover a portion of their rent in privately-owned housing. See HUD Income Limits.
  • Landlord/Tenant Fair Housing Program: Resolves disputes between landlords and tenants. It educates and provides resources to landlords and tenants regarding their rights and responsibilities under fair housing laws.
  • Energy Assistance Programs: Administer programs to assist low-income households with home energy needs, such as heating and cooling expenses.
  • Supportive Services: Offer supportive services, such as job training, educational resources, and counseling, to help individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency.
  • Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Program: Combines rental assistance vouchers from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) with supportive services from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to assist homeless veterans in finding and maintaining stable housing.

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