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 Berkeley Housing Authority is making revisions to Chapter 17 Project Based Vouchers.  The publication of the draft Plan commenced a 45-day public comment period beginning August 24, 2015, which will end on October 8, 2015.  The Board of Commissioners of the Berkeley Housing Authority (BHA) will hold a Public Hearing to adopt the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Annual Plan on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the North Berkeley Senior Center located at 1901 Hearst Avenue, Berkeley, CA. 


Title Page   

DRAFT 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   

DRAFT Chapter 17 Project Based Vouchers   

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


To view the entire current Admin. Plan (2012), see the link below.


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

2014 Administrative Plan (no longer active) (available in office for review)

2013 Administrative Plan (no longer active):

2012 Administrative Plan (no longer active)

2011 Administrative Plan (no longer active)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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