Rental Owners and Property Managers

Welcome, Rental Owners and Property Managers

NEW:  You can help veterans secure permanent housing!

The City of Oceanside Housing Authority has received special rental assistance funding to assist Veterans in finding permanent housing.  You can make a difference in the life of a veteran who has served to keep our country safe!  Rental units, particularly studio and one bedroom units, are needed to house veterans.  The Housing Authority is offering a Landlord Incentives Program and the Veteran's Administration provides case management to veterans housed with a special veterans housing voucher.  For additional information , please contact Susana Soto by phone at (760) 435-3934 or email at  

 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Information

The Oceanside Housing Authority (HA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program assists over 1,600 family, senior, and disabled households in the City of Oceanside.   The Oceanside HA has administered the federally funded Section 8 Voucher program for more than 30 years.  To meet the demand for housing, we need good rental owners and property managers and invite your participation.  As a property owner, you are entitled to screen potential tenants and set rules and regulations that are in conformance with California Tenant Law. Ownership information is not required until a Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 voucher holder attempts to rent your unit.  We appreciate your consideration of the Section 8 program and look forward to partnering with you to provide affordable housing to Oceanside families.

The Housing Authority has partnered with, which provides an enhanced program to list rental properties on line. Listings are available to potential Housing Choice Voucher tenants seeking apartment units, duplexes, single-family homes or townhomes in the private market. If you have any questions regarding registering, creating or viewing property listings, please contact the GoSection8 toll free help line at 1-866-466-7328.

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Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Information

Participants of the Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 program typically pay between 30% - 40% of their adjusted income for rent while the HA via federal dollars from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) cover the difference between the approved contract rent and the tenant's rent payment. This guarantees that rental owners will receive a portion of the rent on time each month.
By becoming our partner in the Housing Choice Voucher program, you make it possible for low-income families to enjoy quality, affordable housing and in return owners enjoy:

  • Stable payments
  • Unit inspections
  • Fair market rental rates
  • On time monthly payments via direct deposit to your bank account
  • Enforceable renter obligations defined in the lease addendum

The HA establishes

based on the Fair Market Rents (FMR), which are established at least annually by HUD.  The Payment Standard is the maximum subsidy the HA can provide toward the gross rent (rent plus a utility allowance for utilities, stove or refrigerator paid or provided by the tenant).  If the gross rent is more than the Payment Standard, the family must make up the difference.  In addition, the the contract rent must be reasonable compared to similar rental units in the area.  


The Oceanside HA values our participating owners and property managers.  We strive to provide excellent customer service.  We encourage owners to receive their monthly payments through Direct Deposit.  For more information about Direct Deposit and other financial services and related questions, please click Financial Services Questions Acrobat icon (114.3 KB).   

If you have questions other than those related to your payments and financial services, please contact the Housing Specialist assigned to your tenant.  Tenants are generally assigned to Housing Specialists alphabetically by last name.  Some tenants are assigned to a Spanish-speaking Household Specialist or participate in the Family Self-Sufficiency Program.  For a list of Section 8 staff and caseloads, please click Caseload Assignments (48.7 KB).

For additional information about the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, please contact us at (760) 435-3360 or via e-mail at