About Section 8

Across the United States, the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program has helped more than 1.7 million low-income families afford decent housing in the private rental market. The Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles provides rental assistance to over 20,000 of these families in the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County. The Section 8 Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The program assists eligible families affordable, safe, decent, high-quality rental housing. Participants rent housing from private landlords and pay a portion of their income towards rent. The Housing Authority subsidizes the difference in monthly payments directly to the owner. Owners, participants and the Housing Authority work together to make this three-way partnership a success.

The Housing Authority's responsibilities in administering the program include: Maintaining the waiting list, Determining eligibility and level of assistance, Calculating rent portion, Conducting annual re-determinations; Briefing tenants on finding a rental unit, Contracting with owners, Ensuring that contracted unit rents are reasonable, Conducting unit housing quality standard inspections, Ensuring tenant and owner compliance with program rules (and terminating contracts and assistance if necessary), Making housing assistance payments to owners, and Processing assisted families moving into and out of the jurisdiction through portability.

The Section 8 Housing Assistance Program provides a federally funded housing-assistance payment ("Section 8 voucher") to eligible families and individuals. Rather than being provided with a specific unit at a subsidized housing site, Section 8 participant-tenants are free to use their voucher to locate and contract for housing from a network of participating landlords throughout the Los Angeles area.

 The City Of Los Angeles Section 8 Housing Assistance Program

2600 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. 90057

213-252-1820 / TDD: 213-252-5309

For further information on City Section 8 please visit HACLA.org


The County Of Los Angeles Section 8 Housing Assistance Program

700 West Main Street Alhambra, CA. 91801

626-262-4510 / TDD: 855-892-6095

For further information on County Section 8 please visit HACOLA.org


*SECTION 8 REGISTRATIONS FOR CITY AND COUNTY OF ARE NOW CLOSED. Due to a lack of Federal funding, the Housing Authority City of Los Angeles and County are closed for new registrations for the Section 8 Program and is not issuing any new vouchers at this time. Once the wait list is open CHIRP/LA will post that information on the NEWS section of our home page. 

This information is from Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County Community Development Commission.