Vallejo Housing Authority

Vallejo Housing Authority

ABOUT

The Vallejo Housing Authority (VHA) administers the Housing Choice Voucher Program, which provides rental subsidy assistance to low-income families and individuals. Our goal is to provide innovative programs and services in accordance with our mission to improve the living environments and the quality of life for the low and moderate-income families residing within Vallejo's diverse communities. The City of Vallejo promotes fair housing and makes all programs available to families regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual preference, marital status, or disability. Through exceptional customer service, we exercise our core values of fiscal responsibility, innovation, respect, support, and teamwork to encourage success and to show our community, families, and owners that we care.

The VHA also offers various other programs to facilitate improving the quality of life of families of Vallejo. These programs include our Project-Based Voucher Program, Family Self-Sufficiency Program, VASH, and a Section 8 Homeownership Program which are available to participants in the Housing Choice Voucher program.

To review the VHA's Five-Year Plan , click here.
To view the VHA's Administrative Plan, click here
To view available rentals in Vallejo, click here
To view the VHA's Utility Allowance, click here.

It is the policy of the Vallejo Housing Authority to provide reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities, so that they may fully access and utilize the housing program and related services. The Housing Authority must be allowed reasonable time to evaluate all requests. The hearing impaired may call the California Relay Service at (800) 735-2922 without a TTY/TDD, or (800) 735-2929 with a TTY/TDD. Judy Shepard-Hall is the Section 504 Coordinator. Please contact Ms. Shepard-Hall, Housing and Community Development Manager, at (707) 648-4408 for further information.

RECENT NEWS

  • January 17, 2020 - VHA FIVE-YEAR PLAN FOR FY 2020-25 AND ANNUAL PLAN FOR FY 2020-21 The Vallejo Housing Authority (VHA) is required by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to prepare a Five-Year Plan once every 5th fiscal year and an Annual Plan every fiscal year. The VHA’s current 5-Year Plan was prepared and submitted to HUD in 2015.  Anyone interested in commenting on the plans is invited to attend a public hearing scheduled by the Vallejo Housing Authority on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 6:45 p. m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 555 Santa Clara Street.  Written or verbal comments may also be submitted until 4:00 p. m. on March 3, 2020 to: Judy Shepard-Hall, Housing and Community Development Manager, Vallejo Housing Authority, 200 Georgia Street, Vallejo, CA  94590, Tel: (707) 648-4408. E-mail: judy.shepard-hall@cityofvallejo.net. Please refer to the notice here and the plans here
  • December 17, 2019 - HOUSING SUCCESSOR AGENCY ANNUAL REPORT  The Annual Report regarding the Low- and Moderate Income Asset Fund (LMIHAF) for Fiscal year (FY) 2018-19 has been approved by the VHA Board for submission to the California Department of Housing and Community Development by no later that December 31, 2019. The City must adhere to expenditure limits and annual reporting related to housing assets of the former Vallejo Redevelopment Agency that are now held by the Housing Successor, the VHA. The Report can be found here
  • October 3, 2019 - VHA BOARD TENANT COMMISSIONER VACANCY   The City of Vallejo is requesting applications to serve on the Vallejo Housing Authority Board of Commissioners. Applicants must be a participant in Housing Choice Voucher Program at the time of application. In accordance with Health & Safety Code Section 34272(a), tenant commissions shall be appointed for a term of two years.Vallejo residents who are interested in serving on an advisory body are invited to submit an application and supplemental questionnaire for consideration here
  • September 19, 2019 - VALLEJO HOMELESS NAVIGATION SHELTER​ In May, Vallejo City Council approved the use of Fiscal Year (FY) 2019-20 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funding in the amount of $658,842 for the acquisition and construction of a public facility for a navigation center to address the needs of the homeless population. Last month, City staff identified a potential location for the proposed center. In the coming month, City staff will provide a recommendation to the Vallejo City Council for consideration of the property. For more information, please click here to view the press release.
  • September 16, 2019 - SOLANO COUNTY OPENS ITS  SECTION 8 WAITING LIST   The Solano County Housing  Authority is opening its Housing Choice Voucher Section 8 Program Waiting list starting Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. through Monday, September 23, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Please read their flyer here
  • September 3, 2019 - SECTION 8 TEXTING SCAM  If you have received a text message suggesting that the Vallejo Housing Authority's Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 Program waiting list is open for registration, this is a phone scam and is not affiliated with the VHA or HUD.  The VHA does not send text messages nor will collect any information from the public via text messages. 
  • August 28, 2019 - REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS  We are inviting developers and owners of property within the Vallejo City limits to submit proposals for the Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Program. Please click here for the official notice. Proposals must be received on or before October 10, 2019 at 4:00 PDT. 
  • Rental House Price Gouging
  1. On June 27, 2019, the City Manager signed a seven-day emergency proclamation that will prevent price gouging and cap rental increases at 10%, consistent with the executive order issued by Governor Brown in 2017.  With this emergency proclamation in effect as of June 27, landlords are prohibited from raising rents more than 10 percent annually and, if they do, they may be criminally prosecuted. This action taken by the City prevents any increases of over 10% at both Strawberry Hill and Holiday Gardens, as well as the other properties contemplating increases beyond 10 percent. Read the full Press Release here
  2. On July 3, 2019, a special City Council meeting was held to ratify the
    Proclamation of Emergency by the Director of Emergency Services of the City of Vallejo issued by the City Manager/Director of Emergency Services on June 27, 2019.  Staff was directed to revise the Vallejo Municipal Code to include a Price Gouging Ordinance.
  3. On July 16, 2019, a special City Council meeting was held to adopt the 30-day urgency ordinance with a retroactive effective date of July 1, 2019 and renewal for up to two years, with a super majority vote (5 affirmative votes). Read the Staff Report and Emergency Ordinance of the City of Vallejo Adding Chapter 7.300 (Prohibition on Price Gouging) to Title 7 (Public Health Safety and Welfare) of the Vallejo Municipal Code to Impose Prohibition on Price Gouging During and Following a Declared Emergency here.
  4. On August 1, 2019, a special City Council meeting to renew the Price Gouging Ordinance for another 30 days. Read the Staff Report and the Resolution of the City Council of the City of Vallejo Reaffirming the Proclamation of Emergency by the Director of Emergency Services Dated June 27, 2019 and Modifying the Time Period in Resolution 19069 for Future Reaffirmation here.
  5. On September 13, 2019, the Governor of the State of California is scheduled to sign Assembly Bill No. 1482 to cap rent increases effective January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2023. Read AB 1482 here.
  6. On September 24, 2019, the City Council adopted the 60-day reaffirmation of the emergency proclamation. 
  • Click here to view the Reliant Group Management's Notice to Tenants of Strawberry Hill Apartments and Holiday Gardens Apartments.
  • We are inviting developers and owners of property within the Vallejo City limits to submit proposals for the Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Program. Please click here for the official notice. Proposals must be received on or before August 1, 2019 at 4:00 PDT. 
  • The VHA waiting lists for the Housing Choice Voucher and Project-Based Voucher Programs are closed. Click here to check the status of your waiting list application.
  • The VHA will be holding a public hearing on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 6:45 p.m. at the City Council Chambers of City Hall, 555 Santa Clara Street, regarding the Fiscal Year 2019-20 VHA Annual Plan. Click here for the notice and here for the Annual Plan. 
The Vallejo Housing Authority was established by City Council Resolution No. 27822 N.S. on June 8, 1942. The Authority establishes its own by-laws. Authority members consist of the members of the Council and two Tenant Commissioners.

VHA BOARD MEMBERS

Bob Sampayan, Chair
Katy Miessner, Vice Chair
Hakeem Brown
Pippin Dew
Robert McConnell
Hermie Sunga
Rozanna Verder-Aliga
Margie Verdan, Tenant Commissioner
VACANT, Tenant Commissioner


Application:
The Vallejo Housing Authority Questionnaire must be completed and submitted to the City Clerk's office, 555 Santa Clara Street, 3rd Floor, Vallejo.