Rental Assistance (Section 8 and Tenant Based Rental Assistance)
About the Program
The Housing Authority of the City of Napa (HACN) administers rental assistance programs throughout the County for low-income seniors, families, and persons with disabilities. The City of Napa administers Tenant Based Rental Assistance within the City for income qualified households. Both the City and Housing Authority ensure that assisted housing units meet Housing Quality Standards and local code.
The Section 8 program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The purpose of the programs is to provide rental subsidy to very low-income families.
Emergency Housing Vouchers
AS OF NOVEMBER 1, 2021, ALL AVAILABLE EMERGENCY HOUSING VOUCHERS HAVE NOW BEEN ISSUED. PLEASE CHECK BACK LATER TO SEE IF MORE VOUCHERS BECOME AVAILABLE.
The Housing Authority accepts direct referrals for Emergency Housing Vouchers from the CoC's Coordinated Entry System and from NEWS. Eligibility criteria includes families and individuals who are homeless, recently homeless, at-risk of homelessness, and fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and human trafficking. For more information on Emergency Housing Vouchers, including the referral process, please see the Emergency Housing Voucher flyers.
Section 8 Clients
If you are a current Section 8 client and need to make changes or submit requested documentation, please complete the form here (aqui en Espanol) and provide the appropriate backup. Completed forms and backup may be emailed to your assigned Housing Specialist or may be delivered to the Housing office. Fill out, provide proof of change, then email to Housing Specialist or print and submit to our office.
A portion of the family’s monthly rent is paid in the form of a subsidy directly to the landlord by the City or Housing Authority. Participants pay approximately thirty percent of their adjusted gross incomes to the landlords for rent. The balance of the rent is paid by the City or Housing Authority.
The Section 8 waitlist is currently closed.
Family Self Sufficiency Program (FSS)
For information about the FSS Program please click here: Family Self-Sufficiency Program.