Rental Assistance (Section 8 and Tenant Based Rental Assistance)

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Under HUD PIH Notice 2020-33, 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 2020-33, 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.

Appendix to Adminstrative Plan for COVID Waivers (PDF)

Apendice del Plan Admistrativo para Exenciones de COVID (PDF)

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.

Emergency Housing Vouchers


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.

                            Emergency Housing Vouchers Flyer (PDF)              Folleto de Vales de Vivienda de Emergencia (PDF)                    

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 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.


The Section 8 waiting list is currently closed except for a limited opening for referrals from the Napa County Continuum of Care (CoC) Coordinated Entry System for Mainstream or Non-elderly Disabled (NED) eligible households if the Housing Authority has exhausted its waiting list of Mainstream eligible households.  In addition to the eligibility requirements for Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, Mainstream and NED voucher holders must also be under 62 years of age and disabled.  Homeless persons in need of housing and other assistance can register with the CoC’s Coordinated Entry System at the South Napa Shelter, by calling (707) 271-7818 extension 2 (Outreach), or by e-mailing Abode Services at [email protected].

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.