Rental Assistance Application Los Angeles, California


How can I fill out a rental assistance application for Los Angeles and apply for Section 8 rental assistance in California?

The Section 8 Housing Program is probably the most well known rental assistance program in the United States. The Public Housing program typically has a shorter waiting list. This is not to be confused with Section 8, as they are two separate programs. The real difficulty is finding a PHA that has an open waiting list. The application process is free for all applicants. In order to qualify for these programs, one must fall within HUD’s median low income level.


Is the Section 8 Home Ownership Program a rental assistance program?

Programs that help with rental assistance are not intended to be used to purchase a home. The demand for finding low income housing application is overwhelming right now. Some housing authorities like the Los Angeles, California housing authority do offer such programs to families that qualify.


Do I qualify to fill out a Section 8 rental assistance application for Los Angeles, California?

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sets income limits that determine eligibility for assisted housing programs including the Public Housing, Section 8 project-based, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Section 202 housing for the elderly, and Section 811 housing for persons with disabilities programs. HUD develops income limits based on Median Family Income estimates and Fair Market Rent area definitions for each metropolitan area, parts of some metropolitan areas, and each non-metropolitan county.

The following housing authorities in California uphold the low income guide lines set by HUD. An applicant must meet these low income levels in order to qualify to complete a HUD application online or in person.

Oakland Housing
Orange County
Housing Authority of the County of Monterey
City of Napa
City of Pittsburg
City of Redding
Sacramento Housing and Redevel Agency
San Buenaventura PHA
San Diego Housing Commission
San Francisco Housing Authority
San Joaquin PHA
County of Santa Barbara

Rental assistance application Los Angeles – Can I apply for Section 8 when I apply for Food Stamps?

No. The Food Stamp program (SNAP) is ran separately from the Los Angeles, California Housing Authority. You must apply for SNAP in Los Angeles, California or any where else separately. The process is always free.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the Food Stamp Program, helps families and individuals buy groceries. If eligible, clients will receive an EBT card (similar to a debit card) which will be reloaded monthly with an allotted amount of money to be used to purchase food. The food bank’s SNAP Outreach Team will guide applicants through the SNAP application process, help them prepare for an interview with a SNAP caseworker, and answer general questions about the SNAP program. Remember, it is a separate process to complete a Section 8 application for Los Angeles California.

More information about how to apply for rental assistance in San Diego, California or anywhere else.

Section 8 and Subsidized Housing Online Packet

The Section 8 and Subsidized Housing Online Packet is an information retrieval service that finds open Section 8 and low income housing waiting lists across the country for it’s members. The Housing List Blog allows Section 8 landlords and tenants to find each other online.