Berkeley Housing Authority Opens Section 8 Wait List

This is a voucher program that allows tenants to pay 30% of their income.  Please tell everyone about it!  You don’t have to be a Berkeley resident to apply.

Site Resource Num: 80162423

The Berkeley Housing Authority is currently accepting pre-applications for a random draw of 2,000 applicants who will be placed on BHA’s Housing Choice Voucher Waitlist (Section 8).
Closes: Tuesday, July 26th, 2022 at 5:00 PM


  • Head of household must be 18 older to apply.
  • At least one member of the household must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible immigrant (such as permanent residency status or naturalized citizen).
  • Income restrictions apply. One person’s annual household income must not exceed $50,000/yr. For more details see information page.

Application Details:

  • This is a pre-application for placement in a random draw of 2,000 applicants who will be placed on BHA’s Housing Choice Voucher Waitlist, after the pre-application closes. Not everyone who applies will be placed on the Waitlist..
  • Before you begin the application process, please have available: the names, birthdates, Social Security numbers, and income for you and the family members in your household. Make sure you have correctly spelled and accurate information before entering.
  • Have pen and paper ready to write down your confirmation number, which should be saved for your records.

How to Apply:

  • APPLY NOW at
  • Completed pre-apps must be submitted by Tues. 7/26 @ 4:00 PM.
  • For those with no access to a phone or computer, there will be paper applications available for pickup during the hours of 8 AM to 5 PM (except Saturday and Sunday), on the ground level of 1947 Center Street, Berkeley.
  • Paper applications MUST be delivered back to BHA’s drop box, outside of 1947 Center Street, no later than 4pm on Tues. July 26th to allow staff to input the applications into the system.
  • Persons with disabilities will be able to apply for a Reasonable Accommodation. Requests must be submitted in advance by e-mailing or submitting a written request to BHA through our exterior drop box, outside of 1947 Center Street, Berkeley or the interior drop box located inside the building during normal business hours. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations must be received no later than July 26th at 4 p.m. in order to allow for sufficient time for staff to review and process.

For more information, please contact
BHA’s pre-recorded info line at (510) 981-5495.