The Housing Authority of the County of Alameda (HACA) will be conducting a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher wait list lottery in August (more information about the opening below). Our reason for contacting you is two-fold:
1. We would like you to notify your clients and partners about the wait list opening; and
2. We would like your help in assisting applicants from the general public by providing computers with internet access for applicants to use, providing assistance with completing the application itself, and/or providing interpretation/translation for non-English speaking applicants.
Application Assistance – Response Needed by July 13th
If you are willing and able to help applicants from the general public (who are not your current clients) by providing an application site with computers for applicants to use, having staff or volunteers available to assist applicants with completing the application, and/or providing interpretation/translation for non-English speaking applicants, please follow this link to complete HACA’s short survey about the help your agency can provide: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/C8QJYFW. Please complete the survey by close of business on July 13th so we can include your information in our official wait list opening announcement. HACA will contact those who respond to the survey to provide training and answer any questions you may have.
Notifying Your Clients and Partners
HACA will begin accepting lottery entries on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. It will stop accepting lottery entries on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Lottery entries can only be submitted on-line. Lottery entries will be available in the following languages: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese.
HACA will accept all completed lottery entries and then randomly select 5,000 applicants to be placed on the wait list. The date and time of the application will have no bearing on whether an application will be selected for the wait list and HACA’s preferences will only be applied after the 5,000 applicants have been randomly selected.
HACA will have more information about the wait list opening available by July 15th. Attached is the official Wait List Opening Announcement. On or after July 15th, visit www.haca.net for more information about the wait list opening or call the following telephone numbers:
English – (510) 727-8588
Spanish – (510) 727-8546
Vietnamese – (510) 727-8594
Farsi – (510) 727-8552
Chinese – (510) 727-8530
Questions about the wait list opening and providing application assistance may be directed to Jennifer Cado at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sr. Administrative Analyst
Housing Authority of the County of Alameda (HACA)
22941 Atherton Street, Hayward, CA 94541
T: 510-727-8514 F: 510-727-8554