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Agencies That Help Find Housing:
Finding Affordable Housing in SF
Getting a Section 8 Voucher:
Francisco has only 7,490
Section 8 vouchers. The
waiting list is currently closed for Section 8 vouchers. The
only way to get a voucher is if you are already on the waiting list or
if you move with a voucher from another area. There are over
people on the waiting list.
Finding Housing with a Section 8 Voucher:
First, get a "Request for Tenancy Approval" (RTA) form from your caseworker. Next, you must find a landlord who will accept your voucher and charge less than the Housing Authority's payment standard.
You can get an updated list from the Housing Authority of vacant Section 8 units. Online you can go to www.craiglist.org and click on their housing list. Or a site called Go Section 8. Type in key word "section 8" and enter the size unit you are looking for.
find a unit,
have the landlord sign the RTA and
to your caseworker. Next, the unit will be inspected to ensure that it
meets housing standards. This can take as long as a month. Once it
passes inspection, you may sign the lease and move in.
the SFHA's "Steps
to Using Your Section 8 Voucher" here.
list is open for conventional public housing. There are over
29,000 families currently on the list however, so the wait will
probably be very long. You must be low-income to be eligible. You can
apply at 440
Turk Street. Call (415)554-1200, or visit the Housing Authority's web site for more
If you do not need to stay
in San Francisco, it is a good idea to check with other Bay Area
Housing Authorities to see if they have openings as well.
Getting Housing in a HUD-Subsidized Building:
this type of building, you apply directly with the management at each
building. You will then pay 30% of your income for rent. There are
often separate waiting lists for each building. There is a list
of privately, owned, HUD-subsidized housing projects
at HUD. Type in the
state and the city and the size of the rental
unit you are seeking in your area. You will have to call each place to
find out about vacancies and applications.
at this time there is no one place to
affordable housing in San Francisco. The best way to find housing
is to go to an agency that will assist you in your search. Housing
Rights Committee does not provide this service but below are some
agencies that do.
Searching For Housing
some reources to
help you search for housing. You will have to do your own
calling to individual housing providers and apartment managers to find
out about rents and availability.
Action Network has an online
affordable housing database.
monthly list. Contact Gloria Poessy at email@example.com to get
on the mailing list.
Centers for Seniors and Adults
with Disabilities also compiles a list. they can be reached a
Family Shelter has a list
Mayor's Office of
Housing has some listings
of affordable (below market) units.
The HUD-subsidized list is available online here.
You can a list of affordable units in your county from the State of California here.
units (below market) are listed on the SF Redevelopment
Agency's website here.
If you are disabled or senior, you may also want to check the Accessible Housing Clearinghouse.