Section 8 Rental Assistance

Program Description

Section 8 Rental Assistance, also known as the Housing Choice Voucher Program, is a program funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and administered by the City of Oceanside Neighborhood Services Department. This program assists "very low" income families, senior citizens, and persons with disabilities to pay their rent. Participants are responsible for an affordable portion of their rent based on their income, and the balance is paid directly to the rental owner by the Neighborhood Services Department.

The participant is responsible for locating a suitable unit and a rental owner who is willing to participate in the program. The unit may be a house, townhouse, condominium, apartment, or mobilehome. Before a unit may be subsidized it must meet HUD’s and the City's requirements of decent, safe, and sanitary housing.

 "What Home Means to Me" Poster Contest - entries due by March 31, 2017

The City of Oceanside announces the NAHRO*  "What Home Means to Me" Poster Contest for Oceanside children in Kindergarten through 12th grade.  Contest participation is open to all children residing in affordable housing, within the City of Oceanside, assisted directly, or supported under community development and affordable housing (such as Section 8-assisted housing, CDBG, HOME, LIHTC),                          * National Association of Housing And Redevelopment Officials

Prizes will be awarded in Elementary, Middle School and High School categories; and, each child who turns in a complete entry will receive a $5 Subway gift card.  More information about the Poster Contest, as well as the Contest Application and required narrative are below:

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