Children of the World Reading Room at Esperanza
Tuesdays from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(More open times will be added)
1905 Third Street, Alameda
The Housing Authority of the City of Alameda is proud to announce the grand opening of the “Children of the World Reading Room” at the Esperanza Family Housing Complex. The Housing Authority will be participating in the nationwide Campaign for Grade Level Reading. This reading room is a step towards joining the national campaign by making books accessible to low-income children. We are excited to offer the opportunity for children of all ages and their parents to increase the reading proficiency and literary comprehension skills of this diverse population of youth at its housing complex.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING PROJECT-BASED VOUCHER (PBV) PROGRAM ASSISTANCE
Due to current and predicted future budget constraints, the Housing
Authority of the City of
Under ordinary circumstances, participants in project-based voucher units are able to request conversion to tenant-based assistance after occupying a PBV unit for at least one year if a voucher is available. We have determined that we currently do not have tenant-based vouchers available, and do not know when this situation will change. If a current PBV participant wishes to move at some point in the future, the family must submit a written request to be issued a tenant-based voucher and will be placed on a waiting list by date and time of request. (Currently, the person who receives requests to move is Ellen Green.) The housing authority will issue vouchers to qualified PBV families on this waiting list as they become available.
As with all housing authority policies and procedures, persons with disabilities and certain persons covered by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) may request reasonable accommodations or modifications on a case-by-case basis. If we can assist you with language translation services in order to benefit from the information in this letter, please contact me directly or come to the Housing Authority office where we can arrange language translation assistance. My direct phone number is (510) 747-4312, or you can send an email to email@example.com.
We will provide updated information as soon as possible when this situation changes.
Director of Housing Programs
PROJECT-BASED VOUCHER WAITING
The Housing Authority has determined that it has a sufficient number of applicants on the following Alameda City Project-Based Voucher (PBV) waiting lists: 1) 2,3, and 4 Bedroom PBV units at Alameda Point Collaborative and 2) 5 bedroom PBV units at Esperanza. Therefore, these waiting lists for PBV units at Alameda Point Collaborative and Esperanza will be closed after Friday, October 4, 2013.
The website link to these pre-applications will be discontinued as of 12:00 noon on Friday, October 4, 2013. No applications received by FAX or email will be accepted.
Applications for these two waiting lists that are received in person or by mail after October 4, 2013 will not be entered onto the waiting list.
HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF ALAMEDA
ANNOUNCES CLOSING OF PROJECT-BASED VOUCHER UNITS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AT JACK CAPON VILLA.
The Housing Authority of the City of Alameda (AHA) has closed the waiting list for Jack Capon Villa effective 5:00 p.m. Friday September 6, 2013 due to receiving a sufficient number of pre-applications.
The Housing Authority of the City of Alameda is accepting
written comments on its proposed Annual Plan for the fiscal
year starting July 1, 2013. The proposed Plan is available
for public review through Monday, March 8, 2013. Click on
the links below for more information.
Protect yourself from scams!
We have been advised by another Housing Authority in California that a business by the name of "Home Sweet Home Rentals" is charging Housing Choice Voucher participants looking for apartments/homes $150 for listings of properties and landlords that accept "Section 8". They have heard from participants who have paid money to this service that landlords are not even aware their units are being listed, so both the landlords and participants are being taken advantage of. Participants should not be getting charged for listings of homes/apartments when resources are free online—if someone tries to charge you for services be careful, get receipts, and report fraudulent activity by calling our Director of Rental Assistance, Leslie Gleason, at (510) 747-4312.
PHA 5-YEAR AND ANNUAL PLAN
Please click here for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Public and Indian Housing PHA 5-year and Annual Plan.
NOTICE REGARDING HCVP PORTABILITY
Please be advised that effective
For questions or additional information,
please contact Sherri Shefik, Housing Specialist III at
March 7, 2012