Overview of Our Programs

In serving Napa’s housing requirements, the Housing Authority administers a variety of programs, with the recommendations and approval of the City of Napa Housing Authority Board of Commissioners. The Housing Authority works with local organizations to develop innovative approaches for the growing housing needs of Napa Valley.

  1. Rental Assistance Programs
  2. Affordable Housing Programs

Housing Choice Voucher Program

Provides rental assistance to approximately 1,174 households each year, with an annual budget of roughly $5,700,000.

Family Self-Sufficiency Program

This program offers Housing Choice Voucher Program holders an opportunity to become self sufficient by assisting with the development of a five year family plan that will increase the family’s income through education and work training. As the family’s income rises, the portion of rent paid by the Housing Authority decreases, with the reduction amount being placed in an escrow account for the family upon completion of the family plan. The program has an annual budget of approximately $120,000 and currently assists 85 families.

Laurel Manor Senior Rental Complex

The Housing Authority owns a 50 unit senior housing complex, Laurel Manor. The apartments house low income seniors, with an annual operating budget of $432,000.

Shelter Plus Care Program

The Shelter Plus Care Program is a rental assistance program available to homeless, disabled individuals. Shelter Plus Care requires supportive services be provided to the clients by a referring supportive service agency. The Program is a component of the Napa County Continuum of Care Strategy for the Homeless. The Housing Authority was awarded $250,000 over a five year period and assists approximately nine individuals.

Mainstream Voucher Program

The Mainstream Voucher Program provides rental assistance to persons with disabilities. This program is operated in partnership with North Bay Housing Coalition. North Bay Housing Coalition acts as the lead agency, in conjunction with agencies through Napa County that provide supportive services for persons with physical, mental and developmental disabilities.

Participants in this program receive both a rental subsidy and supportive services during this five year grant. The Housing Authority was awarded $899,635.00 over a five year period. This program assists 30 individuals.