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201 S. Anaheim Blvd.
Suite 201, 2nd floor

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 3222
Anaheim, CA  92803-9987

Phone or Fax: 
714-765-4320 Office
714-765-4331 Fax

Office Hours:
Weekdays from 8am-5pm
Closed on holidays

Who is eligible for Section 8 Assistance?


Qualify as a Family. A family may be a single person or a group of persons. A “family” includes a  family with or without a child or children. A group of two or more elderly persons or disabled persons living together, or one or more elderly or disabled persons living with one or more live-in aides is a family. A family also includes two or more persons who intend to share residency whose income and resources are available to meet the family’s needs. AHA determines if any other group qualifies as a family.


Citizenship Requirements: Individuals must be U.S. Citizens, or noncitizens with eligible status.


Income Limits: To qualify for the program, a household’s gross annual income must be at or below 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI), for family size. 75% of new admissions to the program must have a gross annual income at or below 30% of AMI.


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Additional Eligibility Information:

  • All family members age 18 and over must sign a consent form to authorize the release of criminal history information to the Housing Authority. Persons with a recent criminal history may not be eligible for assistance.
  • Federal regulations prohibit assisting registered sex offenders.
  • All family members must submit social security numbers, birth certificates and valid California driver’s licenses/CA identification card for all applicants age 18 and older.

Local Preference


The Anaheim Housing Authority currently has a preference for families who live or work in Anaheim. This is called a "residency preference." Currently, the Project-Based Voucher waiting lists (except for those special needs lists only open to agency-referred applicants) are open only to those persons who qualify for the residency preference. 


In addition, within the live or work preference, veterans, surviving spouses of veterans and current members of the armed forces are also given a preference. Persons who qualify for both the residency and veteran’s preference may experience a shorter waiting period, depending on available funding.


Persons who live in unincorporated areas of Anaheim do not qualify for a local preference.


Rev. 05/2014