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The Housing Authority of the City & County of San Francisco continues working diligently to ensure that essential service​s are provided while following the Department of Public Health's directive to limit any exposure due to COVID-19. To meet customer needs, the Authority, like other City and County of San Francisco departments, has taken immediate action.​​​



 The 2021 Mainstream Waitlist Opening is now closed. The SFHA accepted 500 applications for this preference, and then the list was closed. Thank you all who applied to be on this waitlist!

Leased Housing Programs/HCV (Section 8)  


The Housing Choice Voucher Program is a federally funded, locally administered program that assists very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. Eligibility for this program is based on a family’s gross annual income and family size. A family that is issued a housing voucher is responsible for finding a suitable housing unit of the family's choice. This unit may include the family's present residence. Rental units must meet minimum standards of health and safety.   A housing subsidy is paid to the landlord directly by the SFHA on behalf of the participating family. The family then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount subsidized by the program which generally does not exceed 40 percent of their adjusted monthly income.  HCV participants must comply with all program requirements, including completing their annual certification, accommodating Housing Quality Standards inspections, allowing property owners to make any needed repairs, and adhering to the terms of their lease.


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Landlord R​esources


1 SFHA_Administrative Plan_07162021.pdf
2 Housing Authority of the City and County of San Fransico 2021 Utility Allowance Schedules.pdf
3 Payment Standards 2021 - Update 4.1.2021 (1).pdf
Authorization to Release Information.pdf
Landlord Request for Direct Deposit.pdf
Live-In Aide Certification Packet.pdf
Portability Request Form 8.2021.pdf
Reasonable Accomodation 9.2021.pdf
Rent Increase Request Form 9.2021.pdf
SFHA Commission Book_092021.pdf
SFHA Contact Information Update Form - HCV Rev. 11.2020.pdf
SFHA HCV EHV Interim Reexamination Form 08.2021.pdf
SFHA Payment Standards 1.1.2022.pdf
SFHA-LEP Vital Document List_2017.pdf
Translation Certification.pdf
2016 - 2021 Five Year Plan.pdf
ACOP 100118.pdf
Annual Plan FY 2019.pdf
Frequently Asked Questions.pdf
Hearing Procedure.pdf
HUD Smoke Free Policy Fact Sheet.pdf
HUD Smoke Free Policy Information  for Residents.pdf
HUD Smoke Free Policy Recommended 18-Month Timeline.pdf
HUD Smoke Free Policy Recommended Checklist.pdf
LEP Plan.pdf
LEP Procedure.pdf
Limited English Proficiency Plan.pdf
Maintenance Plan 2015.pdf
Public Housing Admission and Continue Occupancy Policy August 1, 2016.pdf
Public Housing Agency Annual Plan 2017.pdf
SFHA ACOP 100119 F.pdf
SFHA-LEP Vital Document List_2017.pdf

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