Eligibility

Below is basic information related to waitlist eligibility for assistance programs at the Housing Authority of the City of Alameda.

Are there any wait lists currently open at AHA?

No.

What are the income requirements to become eligible?

Who can apply to an open waitlist?

Anyone can apply, but the Household must meet some eligibility criteria. One eligibility criterion is determined based on the total annual gross income and family size.

Will I get housing if I submit a wait list application?

Submission of a waitlist application does not guarantee placement on a waitlist, eligibility, or an offer of housing.

Do I need to be a citizen?

No, but at least one person in the household must be a U.S. Citizen or national or fall within specified categories of non-citizens who have eligible immigration status for the household to receive assistance. An applicant household will be required to provide documentation of Citizenship or Immigration Status prior to receiving assistance.

Do I need a social security number to apply to a waitlist?

No, however, if any household members have an assigned Social Security Number, it must be disclosed on the application. If Applicants do not have a Social Security Number, follow the directions on the application.

Does an applicant have to pay to apply to a waitlist?

No! There is no cost to apply to a waitlist and a credit report is not needed to apply.

Please visit the websites below to find more information about affordable housing outside the City of Alameda:

In observance of the following holidays, the Housing Authority of the City of Alameda main office (at 701 Atlantic Avenue) will be closed on Juneteenth (June 19th) and Independence Day (July 4th).