Future Residents / Participants
Below you will find information on how to participate in either the Public Housing or Housing Choice Voucher programs.
Special Announcement: Information on Available Housing
There is currently a minimal wait for housing assistance at our communities in the City of Barstow. There are 2 and 3 bedroom units available now. If you would like to apply, please click here for an application (aplicación en español). Spaces are limited so apply now for immediate consideration.
Public Housing Program
Currently, the Housing Authority is conducting an open enrollment to accept pre-applications for the Public Housing program waiting list. Please note, the waiting list for 1 and 2 bedroom size families is currently closed for all areas except Barstow, Barstow Seniors, and Mt. Vernon Manor (Colton Seniors) sites. You may request a pre-application by visiting any of the Public Housing Management Offices or by clicking below to download an application:
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.
- 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:
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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.
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 1410, San Bernardino, CA 92404. Please include your full name, address, and social security number. You can also call the Housing Program Office at (909) 890-9533.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information please visit: http://www.chicago.bbb.org
We are currently accepting applications for our Project Based Voucher program. For more information, click here.
Five Year Lease Assistance Program
On January 1, 2012, the Housing Authority implemented the Five-Year Lease Assistance Program to help families achieve economic independence. As of November 1, 2011, all new families (non-elderly, non-disabled), pulled from the Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list will be part of this new program. They will receive a maximum of five years of lease assistance and case management to access the resources and gain the tools necessary to ultimately be on a path towards economic independence. New families will be required to attend a briefing where they will receive all the necessary information on the process.
For the Five Year Lease Assistance Program Frequently Asked Questions, please click here.
Project Based Voucher Program
With the cooperation of their various partners, the Housing Authority has developed senior 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 seniors for the purpose of securing affordable housing. For more information on income limits and waiting list information, please click here.