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701 Atlantic Avenue, Alameda, CA  94501 ~ Phone: (510) 747-4300 ~ Fax: (510) 522-7848  or (510) 864-0879 ~ TDD 522-8467  

Voucher Assistance

Arrow The Project Based Voucher Waiting List is OPEN for Esperanza and Parrot Village

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting list is

August 25-September 1, 2014

In order to complete the final phase of our building construction project,  Housing Programs (Section 8) staff will be away from the office the week of  August 25-29, returning Tuesday, September 2nd after the Labor Day holiday. Our front lobby, telephone switchboard, and all other AHA staff will be available during this time. Housing Programs staff will be in training activities and not available for meetings or questions. If you have an urgent matter, please see the guide below for leaving a message.

If you need to reach the following people, leave a message at (510) 747-4312: Leslie Gleason (Director of Housing Programs)

  • Dee Dee Adeosun (Eligibility, Portability)
  • Islah Ali (Inspections)
  • Corliss Glanton (Eligibility)
  • Ellen Green (Moves, Portability)
  • Kathy Rayburn (Inspections)
  • Sherri Shefik (Property Owner Liaison)
If you need to reach the following people, leave a message at (510) 747-4346: Dawna Williams (Housing Programs Supervisor)
  • Frani Erwen (Reception)
  • Maurice Harold (Re-examinations)
  • JoAnn Harris (Re-examinations)
  • Ellen Hernandez (Re-examinations)
  • Kara Korbel (FSS)
  • Kadeane Rowan (Re-examinations)
  • Vanessa Shaw (Re-examinations)

NEW!! Affordable Housing Applications are being offered through  RESOURCES FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT. Click here to be taken to their site.

Notice regarding Housing Choice Voucher Program Portability

Please be advised that effective March 8, 2012, and until further notice, the Housing Authority of the City of Alameda will BILL the initial Public Housing Authority/Agency for all eligible incoming portability households under the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. 

For questions or further information, please contact Sherri Shefik, Housing Specialist III at (510) 747-4322 or

March 7, 2012

Family Self Sufficiency Program (FSS)
This program is for current Section 8 Voucher Holders residing in the City of Alameda.

  • Are you in a low paying job?
  • Are you barely making ends meet with Cal-works, SSI/SDI, and/or Food Stamps?
  • Have you lost a job?
  • Is your unemployment about to run out?
  • Do you have career goals that have never materialized?

Well, the Family Self-Sufficiency program may be the next step in helping you realize your career dreams!

The Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) Program is designed to assist families and individuals in becoming financially stable by providing individualized case management services and financial incentives. Participation in the program is voluntary and requires a five-year personal commitment by participants.

Any Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) participant is eligible to participate in the program regardless of educational status, age, work experience, career interests or possible status as a person with a disability. The program’s emphasis is on employment, career development, education, training, independence from public assistance and credit readiness.

The FSS financial incentive is the Escrow (savings) Account. When a FSS participant’s rental share increases as the result of increased earned income, a specified amount of money is deposited into an interest earning savings account on behalf of that qualifying family. Upon successful completion of the five-year FSS p program, qualifying families will have access to those accumulated funds.

The Family Self-Sufficiency program is continuously taking applications for the FSS program and based on recent changes to your household income you could be the next great success story in achieving your long-term career goals and economic independence. Applications are available at the front desk of the Housing Authority or you may contact Kara Korbel, FSS Coordinator, at 510-747-4337 for additional information.


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