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FAQs For Affordable Rentals In Anaheim



Below are “Frequently Asked Questions.” For additional questions not listed here, please send inquiries to affordablehousing@anaheim.net. 

Q: How do I get an enrollment form and how do I submit it?
A: To download an enrollment form please log-on to our website at www.anaheimhousingprograms.com. Once your form is complete you may submit your form by US mail to Affordable Housing Application, P.O. Box 3222, Anaheim, CA  92803-3222 or email the form to affordablehousing@anaheim.net. If you are unable to access this information via the internet, you may pick-up and return the form in person at 201 So. Anaheim Blvd., 2nd floor.



Q: What is the Affordable Rental Housing Program Interest List?
A: Referrals to properties participating in the Affordable Rental Housing Program is based solely on an Interest List. What this means is that when an affordable unit becomes available, property managers/owners may notify the City of Anaheim about vacancies. The City of Anaheim will then match the criteria of that specific unit with all the enrollees on the Interest List.

Q: How will I be notified if I qualify for an affordable unit?
A: Due to the high level of interest in the program, enrollees will not be notified if they qualify for an affordable unit. Therefore, prior to submitting an enrollment form, please confirm your income eligibility by reviewing the income qualification guidelines at www.anaheimhousingprograms.com.

Q: How will I know if there is an affordable unit available?
A: Enrollees meeting the unit’s criteria (income requirement & household size) will be notified by mail.

Q: How long will I be on the Interest List for an affordable unit?
A: Preference in filling available units is given to households that currently live and/or work in the City of Anaheim. However, the City of Anaheim does not control the availability of units, therefore the wait time is unpredictable.

Q: I need to move soon, will I be given preference based on my circumstances?
A:  There is no partiality based on individual circumstances for obtaining an affordable rental unit.

Q: What if I have questions regarding the rent amount or tenant issues?
A: The City of Anaheim does not administer any property management or leasing matters.  Property managers/owners of the vacant unit(s) make the final tenant selection decision for the available unit(s) and manage any tenant issues.

Q: How much is the rent amount for an affordable rental unit?

A: Rent amounts fluctuate depending on the unit size and location of the available unit.


Q: Will I receive financial assistance?

A: No. This is not a subsidy program, no financial assistance is offered. If selected for an affordable unit, tenants are responsible for the full amount of the monthly rent and all living expenses associated with the unit.

Q: Are Section 8 Vouchers accepted at the units participating in the Affordable Rental Housing Program?
A: The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and the Affordable Rental Housing Program are two separate programs. However, depending on the property, Section 8 Vouchers may be accepted. For further information, please inquire with management at the property.

Q: Where can I find information about the Section 8 Housing Program?
A:  For Section 8 inquiries you may contact the Housing Authority by calling 714-765-4320, visiting their office located at 201 So. Anaheim Blvd., 2nd floor, or you may also obtain information by logging onto the website at www.anaheimhousingprograms.com.

Q: How do I know if I am eligible for a unit participating in the Affordable Rental Housing Program?


Note: Each individual property applies its own screening and selection criteria.

How to Enroll in the Affordable Rental Housing Program

Rental Enrollment Form

Enrollment forms are being accepted for the City of Anaheim’s Affordable Rental Housing Program. Enrollees who qualify based on the eligibility requirements of the program will be placed on an Interest List.

Enrollees on the Interest List who live and/or work in the City of Anaheim will be given priority consideration for vacancies within affordable housing developments in the City.

>> Click Here for Apartment List for Affordable Rental Units

Rev. 04/2014