Anaheim Housing Authority (AHA) Documents
COVID-19 Related Waivers
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the Anaheim Housing Authority (AHA) has continued to comply with important directives from County and State public health professionals, including social distancing and other preventive practices that help slow the spread of the disease and reduce the risk of exposure. These directives have presented significant challenges for the AHA to continue to carry out several program operations.
The AHA will continue to conduct its due diligence to abide by the statutory and regulatory requirements of the HCV program throughout the state of emergency. However, in the case of the inability to meet these demands due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the AHA has adopted and implemented several waivers and alternative requirements as allowed under PIH Notice 2020-05.
Please click here for a list of waivers and alternative requirements that the AHA has adopted.
FY 2020-2021 Administrative Plan
The purpose of AHA’s Administrative Plan is to establish policies for carrying out the Section 8 HCV Program in a manner consistent with HUD requirements, and local goals and objectives. The current Administrative Plan was approved by the HA Board of Commissioners March 2019.
For a PDF file of our FY 2020-2021 Administrative Plan >> Click here
Public Housing Agency (PHA) Plans
The PHA’s Plans advise HUD, Section 8 participants, and other members of the public about the PHA’s mission for serving the needs of low-income, very low-income, and extremely low-income families, and the PHA’s plan for addressing those needs. The Five-Year Plan describes the PHA’s long range goals and objectives for achieving the mission over the subsequent five years. The Annual PHA Plan provides details about the PHA’s immediate operations, program participants, programs and services, and the PHA’s strategy for addressing operational concerns and residents’ concerns and needs for the upcoming fiscal year.
Opening Waiting List for Mainstream Preference Only
The Anaheim Housing Authority will open its Housing Choice Voucher program waiting list on Monday, December 2, 2019, for individuals who qualify for the mainstream preference.
To qualify for the mainstream preference, a household member must satisfy all three eligibility criteria: (1) must be between 18 to 61 years old, (2) must be disabled, and (3) must currently be transitioning out of an institutional or other segregated setting, at serious risk of institutionalization, homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless. In order to apply, you must attach verification that you or a member of your household meets all three of the above criteria.
Beginning December 2, 2019, pre-applications will be accepted at the Anaheim Housing Authority office located at: 201 S. Anaheim Blvd. Suite 201, Anaheim, CA 92805. You may submit a written request for the Anaheim Housing Authority to send you a pre-application at the following address: 201 S. Anaheim Blvd. Suite 201, Anaheim, CA 92805.
You may view the public notices below:
Public Notice in English
Public Notice in Spanish
Public Notice in Vietnamese
Utility Allowance Schedule
Federal regulations governing the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program require that all public housing authorities review their utility allowance schedules annually and make appropriate adjustments when the costs of utilities has increased by 10% or more.
For the complete allowance schedule that went onto effect November 1, 2019 >> Click here
Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA) Protections
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) requires that AHA inform applicants and assisted tenants of their rights under this law, including their right to confidentiality and the limits thereof.
Notice of Occupancy Rights (Applicable to applicants and tenants)
This notice identifies rights and protections provided by VAWA to rental assistance program applicants and participants who are or have been victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault or stalking. It also explains the documentation that the PHA will require from an individual who claims the protections provided by VAWA, the PHA’s confidentiality obligation, and a copy of form HUD-5382 (Victim Certification Form), and contact information for local, state, and national victim advocacy groups or service providers.
To view the Notice of Occupancy Rights (English) >> Click here
To view the Notice of Occupancy Rights (Spanish) >> Click here
To view the Notice of Occupancy Rights (Vietnamese) >> Click here
Emergency Transfer Plan (Applicable to tenants only))
This plan identifies the tenants who are eligible for an emergency transfer under VAWA, the documentation required to request such transfer, confidentiality protections, how an emergency transfer may occur, and guidance to tenants on safety and security. This plan is based on a model emergency transfer plan published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Federal agency that oversees that AHA is in compliance with VAWA.