The Sacramento Housing Authority will open wait lists for Project Based Voucher and for specific Public Housing communities on Monday, August 24, 2020, at 12:01 a.m. Applications will be accepted online at www.sacwaitlist.com. The lists will remain open until further notice.
The Public Housing wait lists are for Marina Vista (1 bedroom units); Alder Grove (1 bedroom units); Walnut Grove (3 bedroom units); and County (4 bedroom units). Public Housing wait list preferences may be given to families who have a veteran family member, are homeless, or who are displaced by natural disaster recognized by the Federal government.
Project Based Voucher wait list preferences are given to families who are homeless or rent burdened; have a family member who is a veteran; have a family member who is disabled, or live or work in Sacramento County.
Applicants can use any device with internet access to complete the application. There is no cost to apply for housing and a credit report is not needed to apply. However, Sacramento Housing Authority officials caution applicants not to use any other website and do not use a search engine to apply for the wait list. A number of websites charge fees to submit an application and may require personal information such as social security numbers or debit/credit card information to apply for assistance. This is a scam and could lead to possible identity theft. Housing Authority officials advise that the best way to find the correct website to fill out the application is to type www.sacwaitlist.com directly into the address bar usually located at the top left of the browser on the computer screen. The application submission process is supported for modern, popular browsers such as Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Safari. Mobile devices using modern versions of IOS and Android are also supported.
For more information about the Housing Choice Voucher Program, go to www.shra.org. Under the Find Housing tab, click Housing Choice Voucher Program or Public Housing Program.