Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8):
Berkeley Welcomes Incoming Portable Contracts. The Berkeley Housing Authority is receiving families with Section 8 Vouchers wishing to transfer to the City of Berkeley.
BHA is NOT absorbing incoming vouchers effective April 2013.
Families are seen on a drop-in, first-come, first served basis on the following days:
All adult household members (18 years and older) must come into the office before the voucher is issued.
We must have your portability packet at the time of your interview. We will accept it by mail from your current Housing Authority or you can hand-carry it. If you hand-carry it, the original seal must not be broken or tampered with.
You must provide: Current proof of income (within 10 days) and valid California identification for all adults (18 years or older.)
Voucher Bedroom Size
Voucher size may change or differ from what you currently have. You will receive one bedroom for the head of household (and spouse) and one additional bedroom for every additional two people.
If you are receiving housing assistance for the first time, you will have a maximum of 120 days to utilize your voucher.