Section 8 Rental Assistance




The Housing Authority lobby is open to the public, however only two persons may be in the lobby at the same time which may result in a wait for assistance,   We encourage you to contact us by phone or e-mail.  The  Housing Division Staff List includes the phone numbers and e-mail of our staff.  You may also reach the front desk at 760-435-3360.  Documents may be dropped off at the blue drop box located at Housing Authority offices at 321 N. Nevada Street.  

CARES ACT HUD Waivers (PIH Notice 2020-05)

For more information about the CARES Act waivers that Oceanside Housing Authority has implemented, Click Here.  


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.