ANNOUNCEMENT OF CHANGES TO
THE HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM

The purpose of this announcement is to inform you of immediate changes to how the Housing Authority of the County of San Joaquin (HACSJ) will continue to administer the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program, and to outline how these changes will affect landlords, applicants, and participants.

As you may be aware, Congress has not established a budget for the current Federal Fiscal Year (FFY ending 10/31/17), and we are now operating under an Omnibus bill. Funding for all federal programs, is projected at 97.27%, which does not account for inflationary costs and increased utilization for programs such as the Department of Housing and Urban Developmentís (HUD) HCV program.

Due to this underfunding, Housing Authorities have no choice but to administer the HCV program at the current shortfall level. Unfortunately, this current and projected lack of sufficient funding may require us to reduce the program size by serving fewer families.

With this being said, service and continued assistance remains our first priority and we will work to ensure that we are able to provide both service and rental assistance to as many eligible households as possible.

At this time, we do not anticipate canceling any existing Housing Assistance Payment Contracts nor do we expect to pull any vouchers from households currently assisted; however, we may have to revoke vouchers from those applicants with a voucher currently in-hand who are looking to lease up.

What this means to landlords, participants, or applicant households:

Due to the above mentioned budget issues, HUD has requested that HACSJ make the following changes to the HCV Program effective immediately:

HACSJ will be monitoring any federal budget cuts and the actual impacts to our agency. If you are concerned about this situation, please be advised that the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development is our funding source and controls the HCV budget. Unfortunately, this issue is beyond their control, as it is beyond ours. Any fixes must be decided by Congress and signed by the President.

If you have questions, or would like Congress to understand how this issue affects you, we recommend that you contact your U.S. Congressional Representatives directly.

Any changes will be posted on our website at www.hacsj.org


Housing Programs

Overview

The Housing Authority of the County of San Joaquin maintains programs to assist the low to moderate income community with housing costs. These Assisted Housing Programs which consist of the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP), Public Housing and the Market Rate Properties are described below.


Waiting List Information

THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE COUNTY OF SAN JOAQUIN HAS CLOSED THE PUBLIC HOUSING WAIT LIST.

The Housing Choice Voucher program waiting list is currently closed.


The Housing Authority of the County of San Joaquin will close the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List for Senior and Disabled households on February 6, 2017.


Questions may be directed to the Housing Authority of the County of San Joaquin at (209) 460-5000.


Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP formerly Section 8)

In 1967, the Housing Act was passed introducing the Leased Housing Section 23 program. Under this program, the Housing Authority was authorized to lease privately-owned dwellings and sublease these dwellings to low-income citizens at reduced rents.

In 1974, this program was replaced by the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Program, also referred to as Section 8. The Section 8 program originally allocated 945 units. At the end of 1998, the Section 8 program had allocated over 2,800 certificates and vouchers.

The HAP Program allowed:

In 1999, a new program was introduced to the Housing Authority called the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP). This program:

In addition to the HCVP, the Housing Authority received 700 Welfare-to-Work vouchers to assist families in becoming self sufficient.

For a copy of the Housing Choice Voucher Program Administrative Plan Click Here.

Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Frequently Asked Questions.

Leasing Specialist Assignment Effective July 2017 Click Here.
Leasing Specialist Assignment Effective August 2017 Click Here.

For listings of available units for rent click on the link below:


Public Housing

Public Housing also known as Asset Management Properties (AMPís) provides rental assistance for low to moderate income families. Public Housing consists of four housing developments:


For a copy of the Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP)click here.




Market Rate Properties:

The Housing Authority owns and manages these Market Rate Properties:



Affordable Housing:

The Housing Authority owned affordable housing units:

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Stockton, California 95203
(209) 460-5000 - TDD 711  or 1-800-855-7100