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Program: Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency - Housing Choice Voucher Program

Agency: Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency

Resource Number: 4093986
Alternate name: SHRA, HCV Program, Sac Waitlist, previously known as Section 8, VASH program, Housing Authority

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program (formerly known as Section 8) provides assistance to very low-income individuals and families to enable them to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private rental housing market. In Sacramento, the HCV program for the City and County of Sacramento (including all incorporated cities in the County) is operated by the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) acting as the Housing Authority of the County of Sacramento. The HCV program includes both Tenant-Based Vouchers and the Project-Based Vouchers.
  • Tenant-Based Vouchers – this program provides housing assistance on behalf of the family or individual and participants are free to choose any housing unit in the County where the owner agrees to rent under the program and that meets program requirements, including single-family homes, townhouses, and apartments. The housing subsidy is paid to the private landlord directly by SHRA 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. This waitlist is currently closed.
  • Project-Based Vouchers – This program provides housing assistance at specific privately-owned affordable housing communities. For information on how to apply, go to www.sacwaitlist.com.

Veterans may also be assisted by referrals from the Veteran's Administration. Please contact the local Veteran's Administration for more information.

The Housing Authority has launched a new tool to help bridge the gap between landlords looking to rent their properties and tenants in search of properties to rent.
  • The new web-based tool, Gosection8.com, allows landlords to list an unlimited number of properties, which subsequently gives tenants immediate access to housing opportunities that fit their needs and that is within their search preferences for housing. 
  • Users can choose to set up an optional profile, at no cost, to aid in their search process. A profile provides the user with the opportunity to save searches and favorite properties for future use. Property owners can access a database of prospective tenants that are actively looking to rent, match their property with a tenant’s needs, and then contact the tenant directly. Gosection8.com also offers free call center support to both owners and tenants.
Property owners and landlords are encouraged to attend a free Owner Orientation session to learn the basics of the HCV program, and the responsibilities of the owner, tenant, and the Housing Authority. At the interactive meeting, you can have your questions answered and receive helpful information on how to participate in the program, what is needed for your rental property to pass inspection, and what paperwork is required. Allow 2-3 hours for the orientation meeting.HUD-VASH (Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing) vouchers for Veterans. Referral required. 

Program Phones:
Housing Intake & Services
Fraud Reporting

Website: www.sacwaitlist.com

Location information
Sites offering this program
+ SHRA - Housing Intake & Services ->
SHRA - Housing Intake & Services  
Location: 630 I Street

Sacramento, CA 95814
Program Hours:
Monday through Thursday 8 am - 5 pm;
Owner Orientation: Third Tuesday of each month, 10 am
Description: Corner of 7th and I Streets in downtown Sacramento.
Bus Service: Multiple bus lines operate in the area.
Public Transportation Light Rail stations at 8th & H and 9th & K are within walking distance from the office.
Disabilities Access: Fully ADA Accessible.
Mailing Address: 630 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Program Delivery
Eligibility: Priority is given to families that are residents of Sacramento County, are homeless, have a disabled family member and are paying more than 50% of their income to rent.
Languages: Most languages by arrangement, English
Application Process: The HCV waitlist only opens periodically and applications can only be submitted online at www.sacwaitlist.com. An applicant will be notified only if their application has been accepted. Note: Applicants should anticipate a long period of time before a housing vacancy becomes available. Call for more details. Wait time to get through to the Intake office averages about 30 minutes. If the caller gets a busy signal that means all of the lines are full and they should try again later.

Owner Orientation Registration: Contact Ema Greene via email at egreene@shra.org
Payment methods: No fee
Documents Required: Call for details.
Service Area:
Defined coverage area:
CA-Sacramento County

Categorized as:
HUD Approved Counseling Agencies
Government Subsidized Private Rental Housing Listings
Low Cost Home Rental Listings
Housing Search Assistance * Section 8 Housing Residents
Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers
Housing Authorities
Subsidized Housing Fraud Reporting

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