Housing Programs


The Housing Authority of the County of San Joaquin maintains programs to assist the low to moderate income community with housing costs. These Assisted Housing Programs which consist of the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP), Public Housing and the Market Rate Properties are described below.

Waiting List Information


Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP formerly Section 8)

In 1967, the Housing Act was passed introducing the Leased Housing Section 23 program. Under this program, the Housing Authority was authorized to lease privately-owned dwellings and sublease these dwellings to low-income citizens at reduced rents.

In 1974, this program was replaced by the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) Program, also referred to as Section 8. The Section 8 program originally allocated 945 units. At the end of 1998, the Section 8 program had allocated over 2,800 certificates and vouchers.

The HAP Program allowed:

In 1999, a new program was introduced to the Housing Authority called the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP). This program:

In addition to the HCVP, the Housing Authority received 700 Welfare-to-Work vouchers to assist families in becoming self sufficient.

For a copy of the Housing Choice Voucher Program Administrative Plan Click Here.

Income Limits and Payment Standards.

The annual income limits for Admission to Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher Program, HCVP, (formerly known as Section 8) & Rental Assistance Programs have been revised effective March 28, 2016 as set forth in the following document:

Utility Allowance Worksheets

Leasing Specialist Assignment Effective February 2019 Click Here.

For listings of available units for rent click on the link below:

Public Housing

Public Housing also known as Asset Management Properties (AMPís) provides rental assistance for low to moderate income families. Public Housing consists of four housing developments:

For a copy of the Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP)click here.

Market Rate Properties:

The Housing Authority owns and manages these Market Rate Properties:

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

Federal law reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) provides certain rights and protections to Section 8 Voucher Holders, applicants, public housing residents, and members of their households. This law requires that you be notified of your rights and obligations under its provisions.

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Housing Authority of the County of San Joaquin
448 South Center Street
Stockton, California 95203
(209) 460-5000 - TDD 711  or 1-800-855-7100