Section 8 Rental Assistance

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION FOR HCV PARTICIPANTS

The Housing Office is limiting visitors to our lobby. Documents may be dropped off at the blue drop box located just outside the front door at Housing Authority offices: 321 N. Nevada Street.

Information about the CARES Act waivers (PIH Notice 2020-05) that Oceanside Housing Authority has implemented

 

ABOUT THE SECTION 8 HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM

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 mobile home. Before a unit may be subsidized it must meet HUD’s and the City's requirements of decent, safe, and sanitary housing.

Applications, forms, and more information may be found at links to the left on desktop, and above on mobile.

ABOUT THE EMERGENCY HOUSING VOUCHER PROGRAM

An EHV or Emergency Housing Voucher is a permanent housing voucher available through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). These vouchers are a housing subsidy only and do not directly provide services. Local Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) are administering the EHVs with the local Continuum of Care (CoC) which for San Diego is the Regional Task Force on Homelessness (RTFH). If you believe you might be eligible for EHV assistance, you may contact the CoC.

PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT

Proposed revisions to the Oceanside Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan for the EHV program is now available for review and comment through October 30, 2021.  To provide comments on the Plan for EHV, you may be provide your comments in writing to the Neighborhood Services Department by mail  email at Section8@oceansideca.org or by clicking HERE.

Mailing Address

City of Oceanside
Neighborhood Services Dept., Housing Division
300 N. Coast Hwy
Oceanside, CA 92054
Attention:  Section 8 Manager