Due to the public health emergency declaration on COVID-19/Coronavirus our offices are offering limited services to the public Monday thru Friday from 1pm to 5pm.
For the safety of our customers and employees all inquiries, questions, and applications should be made via www.mybenefitscalwin.org, or through our call center by dialing 1-888-385-5160, or via mail at P.O. Box 20400, Auburn CA 95604
For more information on Placer County’s response to the COVID-19/Coronavirus please see the following page https://www.placer.ca.gov/coronavirus
Additional resources for current participants regarding the Temporary Moratorium on Eviction Filings signed into law on March 27, 2020, by the president under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”). PIH Tenant Flyer on the Eviction Moratorium (PDF)
Mainstream Voucher Referral Notice
The Placer County Housing Authority (PCHA) will begin accepting pre-applications by direct referral for the limited preference set-aside Mainstream vouchers beginning Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. Referrals will be accepted from partnering social services agencies: Placer County Adult Systems of Care and Placer County Whole Person Care. Applicants referred to PCHA will be verified and added to the waiting list by date and time received with the Mainstream preference. Pre-applications for this limited preference set-aside will continue to be accepted while Mainstream vouchers are available.
Mainstream vouchers are limited to applicants whose household has at least one non-elderly, disabled individual between the ages of 18 and 61, and the household is either: transitioning out of an institutional or segregated setting, at serious risk of institutionalization, currently experiencing homelessness, previously experienced homelessness and currently a client in a permanent supportive housing or rapid rehousing project, or those at risk of experiencing homelessness.
Letters were sent out to all active applicant households on the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) waiting list regarding the limited preference set-aside Mainstream vouchers. If you are currently active on the HCV waiting list and would like to be reviewed for the Mainstream preference, please contact PCHA at (530) 889-7676 or [email protected]
If you or anyone in your household is a person with disabilities, and you require a specific accommodation in order to fully utilize our programs and services, please contact Dara Hazen at (530) 889-7676.
HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing
Placer County Housing Authority supports local and federal efforts to end homelessness among Placer County veterans. We encourage landlords to participate in our Housing Choice Voucher Program to help achieve this goal of providing a home to veterans who have served our country. HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) combines the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for homeless veterans. The VA provides these services for participating veterans at VA medical centers (VAMC’s) and community based outreach clinics.
Housing Choice Voucher Program
The Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV) formerly known as the Section 8 Voucher Program, is a rental assistance program to help low and very low-income families, persons with disabilities and seniors so they can live in affordable, safe, and decent housing. This program covers all of Placer County with the exception of the City of Roseville. The City of Roseville has its own Housing Authority.
In order to qualify for housing assistance benefits, your total household income must not exceed the gross income limit for your family size and you meet other program requirements established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. You can find detailed program information and eligibility requirements in the Placer County Housing Authority Administrative Plan (PDF).
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If you are determined eligible, your name is put on a waiting list. When your name is reached on the waiting list you will be contacted for an interview.
Waiting List Status
Currently, the Placer County Housing Authority waiting list is closed. If you already applied with Placer County Housing Authority for Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance program, you may check your status online. You will not be able to receive information regarding your application status by calling or coming into the Placer County Housing Authority office.
Housing Authority Administrative Plan
Housing Authority 5-Year Plan
New Housing Search Tool for Landlords and Tenants
Placer County Housing Authority has a tool to help bridge the gap between landlords looking to rent their properties and tenants in search of properties to rent.
The web-based tool, gosection8 allows landlords to list an unlimited number of properties, which subsequently gives tenants immediate access to housing opportunities that fit their needs and that is within their search preferences for housing. Try the new tool at gosection8 users can choose to set up an optional profile, at no cost to aid in their search process. A profile provides the user with the opportunity to save searches and favorite properties for future use. Property owners can access a database of prospective tenants that are actively looking to rent, match their property with a tenants needs, and then contact the tenant directly. Gosection8 also offers free call center support to both owners and tenants.
Users will be directed to an external website over which Placer County has no control. Advertising or other messaging on the Gosection8 website do not reflect the views of, or pertain to programs or services provided by Placer County.