The Housing Authority of the City of San Benito (SBHA) provides housing assistance to eligible households through its Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) programs funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. To be eligible for these programs, the household must qualify as a family as defined by HUD and the SBHA; have an annual income at or below HUD specified income limits; qualify on the basis of citizenship or eligible status of family members and the SBHA must verify references to make sure family will be good tenants.
The Public Housing (Low-Rent) program was established to provide decent and safe housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly and persons with disability. The SBHA is responsible for the management and operation of its three housing developments located within the City of San Benito: Palmville-a 100 unit mixed-population development that houses both elderly and disabled families; and its multi-family developments Vista Park (65 units) and La Hermosa (44 units). Families may apply for assistance on dates and times as described within the "Applications" tab below.
HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER (Section 8)
The Housing Choice Voucher program allows very low income families to lease safe, decent, and affordable privately-owned rental housing within the City of San Benito that meets affordability and Housing Quality Standard Inspection requirements. Families may apply for assistance on dates and times as described within the "Applications" tab below.
Utility Allowance Schedule effective October 2015.
The Housing Authority will be taking applications for both the Public Housing and Section 8 programs during the following days starting at 8:00 a.m. for the first 75 applicants only:
NO APPLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC HOUSING AND THE HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
A PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION.
Applications for the Palmville I and II Elderly/Disabled Development located at 1400 N. Reagan St. are available on a daily basis.
Any changes to these dates and times are published in the local newspaper and updated in our website.
You will need your Tenant ID Number to view your position on the waiting list links below.
Changes to your application can be done daily during regular business hours by requesting a "Waiting List Change Form" or you may update your information on scheduled waiting list dates.
If you have applied for both programs (Public Housing and Section 8), your Tenant ID Number will be the same number for both lists.
Waiting Lists below have been ranked on a given date and the information displayed is subject to change without notice on a daily basis.