The Section 8 Waitlist is closed. The Berkeley Housing Authority is not accepting applications at this time.
We successfully completed a Wait List intake process for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Tenant Based and Project Based Wait Lists that were opened on March 1-5, 2010. During this 5-day period, over 37,000 applications were received. This speaks to the tremendous demand for rental assistance for low-income families in the Bay Area. 1,500 applicants were randomly selected on March 22, 2010 and placed on the Section 8 Tenant Based Voucher Waitlist. An additional 1,500 names were randomly selected and placed on the Section 8 Project Based voucher waitlist. Letters were mailed April 2010 to those that were selected in the random draw for both waitlists.
Please remember that your application for the waitlist did not guarantee you a spot on the list If you need to update your address or phone number, AND your application was selected in the random draw, you must submit in writing your updated information to BHA at 1947 Center Street, Fifth Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704. If your application was NOT selected in the random draw, you DO NOT need to report the correction.
Local non-profit developers have various units set aside for low income qualifying families and individuals. You may want to contact them to see if there are any waitlists at any of their properties. Click on the following link for information on affordable housing.