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