Rental Assistance (Section 8 and Tenant Based Rental Assistance)

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Under HUD PIH Notice 2020-05, and as later updated and revised by HUD PIH Notice 2020-13 (HA) REV-1, the Housing Authority has elected a number of waivers related to Section 8 inspection procedures, annual income certifications, and voucher extensions. These waivers provide special consideration to circumstances during the ongoing pandemic. Full information on the waivers can be found here. If you would like to request consideration under any of these processes, please contact your assigned Specialist by email or call our office at 707-257-9543.

Bajo el Aviso HUD PIH 2020-05, y mas tarde actualizado y revisado por el Aviso HUD PIH 2020-13 (HA) REV-1,  la Autoridad de Vivienda ha elegido una serie de exenciones relacionadas con los procedimientos de inspección de la Sección 8, certificaciones de ingresos anuales y extensiones de cupones. Estas exenciones brindan una consideración especial a las circunstancias durante la pandemia en curso. La información completa sobre las exenciones se puede encontrar aquí . Si desea solicitar consideración bajo cualquiera de estos procesos, comuníquese con su especialista asignado por correo electrónico o llame a nuestra oficina al 707-257-9543.


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 are to provide rental subsidy to very low-income families.

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. 

The following income is EXCLUDED/ NOT COUNTED and DOES NOT have to be reported:

  • Your stimulus checks for you or your children
  • The extra $600 from unemployment- ATTENTION: Regular unemployment is counted as income and you must provide verification

The Housing Authority of the City of Napa understands that during this time it may be difficult to obtain required income documentation. If you are having trouble obtaining income documentation, please contact your specialist for alternative methods for reporting.

Rent Payments

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.

Waitlist 

The Section 8 waitlist is currently closed.

If you have previously applied and been placed on the Section 8 Waiting List you can check your status
here or by calling 1-888-442-0328.

 Family Self Sufficiency Program (FSS)

For information about the FSS Program please click here: Family Self-Sufficiency Program.