Future Residents / Participants

 

Special Fraud Alert: Fraudulent Service Charging to Sign up for Housing Assistance

 

A fraudulent website “Section8programs.com” is charging prospective Housing Choice Voucher (commonly referred to as Section 8) applicants a $15 “one-time registration” fee to submit an application for the program.  This is a scam!  Housing Authorities do not charge fees to apply to any of their affordable housing programs!  We urge our current and future program residents/participants to be aware of these types of scams.   


Below you will find information on how to participate in either the Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher, or Project Based Voucher Programs.

Eligibility Criteria

  • In order to be eligible for assistance, applicants must be a "family" as defined by any of the following:
    • Two or more persons sharing residence whose income and resources are available to meet the family's needs and who have a history as a family unit or show evidence of a stable family relationship;
    • Two or more elderly or disabled persons living together, or one or more elderly, near elderly, or disabled persons living with one or more live-in aides; or
    • One single person.
  • The head of household must be at least 18 years of age or be a legally emancipated minor. The family must meet Section 214 requirements governing U.S. citizenship and eligible immigration status.
  • The family's total gross yearly income must not exceed federal income limits at time of final eligibility. Below is the income limit table:

Family Size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Low Income Limits '14 $34,000 $38,850 $43,700 $48,550 $52,450 $56,350 $60,250 $64,100

Requests for reasonable accommodations based on a disability must be made in writing to the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino, Attn: Application Intake Unit - Public Housing P.O. Box 1787, San Bernardino, CA 92402.

HACSB will conduct sex offender and criminal background checks on all family members age 18 or older. The agency will deny admission to the housing program if any member of the household is subject to a lifetime registration requirement under a state sex offender registration program or has a history or pattern of violent criminal or drug activity. Screening procedures will be administered fairly and in such a way as not to violate rights to privacy or discriminate on the bases of race, color, nationality, religion, familial status, disability, sex, or other legally protected groups; however, providing false, incomplete, or inaccurate information is grounds for denial of your application or termination of your tenancy.


Special Announcement: Information on Available Housing

The Housing Authority is accepting applications for our Project Based senior communities located in the cities of San Bernardino, Twin Peaks, Yucaipa, and Victorville.  To download an application, please click here (applicacion en español).  Applications are also available by calling (909) 890-9533. 

Project Based Senior Location 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom
Arrowhead Woods, San Bernardino Open --
Desert Village, Victorville Open Open
Grandview Towers, Twin Peaks Open Open
Redwood Terrace, Fontana Closed Closed
Robert O Townsend, Montclair Closed --
Vista Del Sol, Redlands Closed Closed
Yucaipa Crest, Yucaipa Open Open
Yucaipa Terrace, Yucaipa Open --


Public/Affordable Housing Program

Currently, the Housing Authority is conducting an open enrollment to accept pre-applications for specific bedroom sizes for the Public Housing program waiting lists. Please see the chart below for open waitlists.

Affordable Housing Locations 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom 3 Bedroom 4 Bedroom 5 Bedroom
Barstow Affordable Housing open open open open open
Barstow Senior Housing open -- -- -- --
Chino Affordable Housing closed open open open open
Colton Affordable Housing closed open open open open
Colton Senior Housing open open -- -- --
Maplewood Homes - San Bernardino open open open open open
Redlands Affordable Housing closed open open open open
Waterman Gardens - San Bernardino closed open open open open

You may request a pre-application by visiting any Housing Authority Office or by clicking below to download an application. 


Housing Choice Voucher Program

Currently, the Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list is closed. If you are currently on the waiting list, you can check your status by submitting a request in writing to: Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino, PO Box 1787, San Bernardino, CA 92402. Please include your full name, address, and the last four digits of your social security number. You can also call the Housing Program Office at (909) 890-9533, when prompted select option #1 for the Waitlist Unit.

Please note, we are unable to determine your position on the waiting list; however, we are able to identify your status on the waiting list and verify the current address on record. Applicants are contacted by mail once their name has been pulled from a waitlist.  Address updates must be in writing and can be mailed to P.O. Box 1787, San Bernardino, CA 92402, emailed to AIB@hacsb.com, or can be delivered to any of our Housing Authority offices.  Please include the last four digits of your social security number in the correspondence. 

Section 8 Consolidation Program Notice: Please be aware of the Section 8 Consolidation Program- is a private company which is not affiliated with the Housing Authority or HUD. You do not need to pay to apply for any federally subsidized program. If you need to file a complaint against the Section 8 Consolidation Program, please contact the Better Business Bureau: via mail at 330 N. Wabash Suite 2006, Chicago, IL 60611-7621; via phone at: (312) 832-0500; or via email at info@chicago.bbb.org. For more information please visit: http://www.chicago.bbb.org

 


Project Based Voucher Program

With the cooperation of their various partners, the Housing Authority has developed  housing communities in Fontana, Montclair, Redlands, San Bernardino, Twin Peaks, Yucaipa and Victorville. This federally funded program provides rental assistance in the form of a Project Based Housing Choice Voucher to low income families for the purpose of securing affordable housing.

The Housing Authority has 335 project based units located throughout San Bernardino County. This federally funded program provides rental assistance in the form of a Project Based Housing Voucher to low and moderate-income families. Families are assigned a bedroom size based on two (2) people per bedroom.  The scattered sites region waiting lists for all bedroom sizes are currently closed for Region 1 and 2. For more information on income limits and waiting list information, please click here.

Project Based Location 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom 3 Bedroom
Region 1 Closed Closed Closed
Cities: Bloomington, Colton, Fontana, Loma Linda, Rancho Cucamonga, Yucaipa      
Region 2 Closed Closed Closed
Cities: Chino, Montclair, Ontario      
Region 3 Closed Closed Open
Cities: Adelanto, Apple Valley, Hesperia, Victorville      
Region 4 Open Closed Open
Cities: Barstow      
Region 5 Closed Open Open
Cities: Joshua Tree, Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley