Dear Community Partners:
The San Francisco Housing Authority (SFHA) is opening up its Wait List for 31 of its PBV Site Locations. These Site-Based Waiting Lists will be open for application to the entire public. As a part of our outreach plan, this Friday April 22nd 2016, SFHA will be announcing it to the public via local newspapers and community forums. Anyone looking to live in one of the 31 properties while benefiting from the PBV program is eligible apply to live there. During the time period of May 3rd to May 18th, the community will be given the opportunity to apply online at I am sending you this correspondence because you are a valued and active community partner and we’d like your help in spreading the word to possible applicants and other partners that I may not have access to.
I have attached the announcement flyer, which has general information on it that you can use to be informed, and also distribute. SFHA will be in touch, keeping you updated, and letting you know when we might need to partner for this efforts. We want to make sure that we reach a variety of individuals that need housing. Please feel free to post the flyer if you have access to communities or public posting sites.
General Information:
Project Based Vouchers
·         What families are eligible to obtain project-based vouchers?
o   In this instance any eligible family on SFHA’s “Site-Based” Housing Waiting list that is interested in moving into a specific project in which they have applied will be referred.
·         How do families obtain project-based vouchers?
o   SFHA refers families, who have already applied to a “Site-Based” waiting list, to properties that have project-based voucher assistance when units become vacant.
·         How much rent do vouchers cover?
o   SFHA pays the property and will cover the difference between 30 percent of family income and the gross rent for the unit.
·         How are project-based vouchers different from tenant-based vouchers?
o   Under the tenant-based housing choice voucher program, the PHA issues an eligible family a voucher and the family selects a unit of its choice. If the family moves out of the unit, the contract with the owner/landlord ends and the family can move with continued assistance to another unit. Under the project-based voucher program, a PHA enters into an assistance contract with the owner for specified units and for a specified term. The PHA refers families from its waiting list to the project owner to fill vacancies. Because the assistance is tied to the unit, a family who moves from the project-based unit does not have any right to continued housing assistance. However, they may be eligible for a tenant based voucher when one becomes available.
As I stated earlier, SFHA will do its best to keep you all in the loop on this activity as it moves forward. I thank all of you in advance for your partnership and commitment to providing safe and affordable housing in the City of San Francisco. If you run across anyone that might have questions about this event, please have them contact SFHA’s customer care at (415) 715-5200 or They are available MondayFriday from 8am – 5pm. If you have any questions concerning this distribution or if you need further information, please contact me directly.
Please forward this notice to any applicable parties?
Thank you!
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