Berkeley Housing Authority
Berkeley Housing Authority

Administrative Plan

The Plan defines BHA’s policies for operating its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Programs including:

  • Tenant Based Vouchers
  • Project-Based Vouchers
  • Moderate Rehabilitation/SRO
  • Shared Housing
  • Section 8 Homeownership and
  • Family Self Sufficiency.

The parameters for these policies are established by Federal laws and regulations. Issues that are not addressed in this document may be governed by Federal, State and local regulations and HUD Notices, Memos and guidelines.

Copies of the Administrative Plan are available at the BHA Office located at  1936 University Avenue, Suite 150, Berkeley, CA 94704 and online at   The Berkeley Housing Authority is making revisions to the Administrative Plan.  The publication of the revisions to the Administrative Plan commenced a 45-day public comment period beginning June 20, 2016, which will end on August 4, 2016.  The Board of Commissioners of the Berkeley Housing Authority (BHA) will hold a Public Hearing to adopt the revisions to the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Administrative Plan on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center located at 1901 Hearst Avenue, Berkeley, CA.



 Title Page    

Table of Contents    


 Chapter 1 Overview of the Program and Plan     

 Chapter 2 Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity     

 Chapter 3 Eligibility     

Chapter 4 Applications, Waiting List and Tenant Selection      

Chapter 5 Briefings and Voucher Issuance      

Chapter 6 Income and Subsidy Determinations       

Chapter 7 Verification     

Chapter 8 Housing Quality Standards and Rent Reasonableness Determinations     

Chapter 9 General Leasing Policies     

 Chapter 10 Moving with Continued Assistance and Portability       

 Chapter 11 Reexaminations     

 Chapter 12 Termination of Assistance and Tenancy    

 Chapter 13 Owners    

Chapter 14 Program Integrity     

 Chapter 15 Special Housing Types     

Chapter 16 Program Administration     

Chapter 17 Project Based Vouchers     

 Chapter 18 Moderate Rehabilitation for Single Room Occupancy Dwellings for Homeless Individuals      




Please click on the following links  to view the Administrative Plans for each corresponding year (no longer in active):

2015 Administrative Plan (no longer active) (available in office for review)

2014 Administrative Plan (no longer active) (available in office for review)

2013 Administrative Plan (no longer active):

2012 Administrative Plan (no longer active)

2011 Administrative Plan (no longer active)

2010 Administrative Plan (no longer active) (available in office for review)

2009 Administrative Plan  (no longer active)

2008 Administrative Plan (no longer active)

2007 Administrative Plan (no longer active)

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