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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.

Copies of the Administrative Plan are available at the BHA Office located at  1936 University Avenue, Suite 150, Berkeley, CA 94704 and online at      

 The Board of Commissioners of the Berkeley Housing Authority (BHA) held a Public Hearing and adopt the Fiscal 2018-2019 Annual Plan on Thursday, April 12, 2018 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):

2017 Administrative Plan (no longer active)

2016 Administrative Plan (no longer active)  

2015 Administrative Plan (no longer active) (available in office for review)

2014 Administrative Plan (no longer active) (available in office for review)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