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 publication of the draft Plan commenced a 45-day public comment period, which ended on April 12, 2014.  The Board of Commissioners of the Berkeley Housing Authority (BHA) held a Public Hearing and adopted the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Annual Plan and Five Year Plan on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center located at 1901 Hearst Avenue, Suite 150, 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 

18 Moderate Rehabilitation for Single Room Occupancy Dwellings for Homeless Individuals  



To view the entire current Admin. Plan (2012), see the link below.


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

2013 Administrative Plan (no longer active):

2012 Administrative Plan (no longer active)

2011 Administrative Plan (no longer active)

2010 Administrative Plan (no longer active)

2009 Administrative Plan  (no longer active)

2008 Administrative Plan (no longer active)

2007 Administrative Plan (no longer active)

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