Online only starting November 11, 2016

Alameda's newest affordable housing project called Stargell Commons is 32 units located at Stargell Avenue and 5th Street. The project is being built by Resources for Community Development (RCD) in partnership with AHA.

Stargell Commons is currently under construction with completion projected for April 2017.  It is centrally located in Alameda, CA, and close to shopping, schools, dining, and AC Transit.  There are five 1-bedroom apartments, seventeen 2-bedroom apartments, and ten 3-bedroom apartments, in three separate, 3-story buildings surrounding a central courtyard, an active children's play area, and a community building with shared laundry facilities.

Please visit  on or after November 11th for more information on how to apply. The application process will be 100% on-line and a phone number has been set up by RCD for those who need additional assistance: 

Main Phone: 510-614-4166
TTY: 415-345-4470

Information in other languages is also available from the RCD.

The pre-application period will begin on November 11th and will run one month.  Selected tenants are expected to move into their newly constructed units in Spring 2017.  

Affordable rents are income-restricted in accordance with the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program and other regulatory agreements.

- Section 8 vouchers accepted.

- 30-60% Area Median Income (AMI) rents range from $548 to $1,521

- Maximum income restrictions range from $34,150 for a one-person household to $72,540 for a seven-person household.

- Seven (7) units of the 32 qualify for Project-Based Section 8 and tenant will pay 30% of annual income but those units will be filled from a pre-existing list, not from this lottery.  

Staff at AHA are unable to assist with this process.

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The Wait Lists are all closed.  

October 14, 2016


On June 22, 2016 the Housing Authority of the City of Alameda opened 7 Site-Based wait lists. Applications were taken on line from June 22, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., PST through June 27, 2016 at 9:59 a.m., PST.

We have completed the waitlist random lottery selection process and posted the application results. If you submitted an application during that period and are waiting for the results, please go to and check your status. In order to check you status you must do the following:

  • Login using your username and password. (User ID is either your E-mail Address, Phone Number, or Year of birth).

  • If you forgot your password or social security there is a place on the website for you to reset your information by answering some security questions.

  • Go to applications and enter your search information and press the search button

If you receive an ACTIVE status message, this means you were selected in the random selection process, and your name will be placed on the specific waitlist you applied for.   There is no need to contact the Housing Authority at this time. We will contact you when your name comes to the top of the wait list and for future vacancies.

If you receive an INACTIVE status message, this means you were not selected in the random selection process, and will need to reapply when the Housing Authority opens our waitlist in the future

Please note: If you were not selected in this process, please do not contact the Agency as staff are not able to make any changes to the outcome of the random selection process.


The workshop is open to all Owners currently participating in the Housing Choice Voucher program and any Owners/Landlords interested in participating in this worthwhile program for housing low-income families in the future.

Effective August 1st

First & Last week of the month: 8:30am - 4pm
7th through 25th of the month: CLOSED
If you have a payment to drop off during window closed hours, please drop it off in the locked drop box in the front. Thank you.


The Alameda City Council recently passed new regulations concerning rent increases
in the City and created certain limitations on evictions.

For more information on the Rent Stabilization and Eviction Limitations Ordinance, 
which became effective March 31, 2016, please visit: