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Berkeley Housing Authority
Berkeley Housing Authority

Administrative Plan

The Plan defines BHA’s policies for operating its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Programs including:

  • Tenant Based Vouchers
  • Project-Based Vouchers
  • Moderate Rehabilitation/SRO
  • Shared Housing
  • Section 8 Homeownership and
  • Family Self Sufficiency.

The parameters for these policies are established by Federal laws and regulations. Issues that are not addressed in this document may be governed by Federal, State and local regulations and HUD Notices, Memos and guidelines.


The Board of Commissioners of the Berkeley Housing Authority (BHA) will held a Public Hearing and adopted the Fiscal 2017-2018 Annual Plan on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Avenue, Berkeley, CA.   

The Berkeley Housing Authority is a fair housing provider, and does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, marital status, sexual orientation, or national origin. 


Title Page       

Table of Contents       


Chapter 1 Overview of the Program and Plan        

Chapter 2 Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity        

Chapter 3 Eligibility         

Chapter 4 Applications, Waiting List and Tenant Selection          

Chapter 5 Briefings and Voucher Issuance          

Chapter 6 Income and Subsidy Determinations           

Chapter 7 Verification        

Chapter 8 Housing Quality Standards and Rent Reasonableness Determinations         

Chapter 9 General Leasing Policies        

Chapter 10 Moving with Continued Assistance and Portability         

 Chapter 11 Reexaminations       

Chapter 12 Termination of Assistance and Tenancy      

Chapter 13 Owners      

Chapter 14 Program Integrity        

Chapter 15 Special Housing Types       

Chapter 16 Program Administration        

Chapter 17 Project Based Vouchers        

Chapter 18 Moderate Rehabilitation for Single Room Occupancy Dwellings for Homeless Individuals        





Please click on the following links  to view the Administrative Plans for each corresponding year (no longer in active):

2016 Administrative Plan (no longer active)

2015 Administrative Plan (no longer active) (available in office for review)

2014 Administrative Plan (no longer active) (available in office for review)

2013 Administrative Plan (no longer active):

2012 Administrative Plan (no longer active)

2011 Administrative Plan (no longer active)

2010 Administrative Plan (no longer active) (available in office for review)

2009 Administrative Plan  (no longer active)

2008 Administrative Plan (no longer active)

2007 Administrative Plan (no longer active)

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