FOR OVER 75 YEARS, the Housing Authority of the County of San Joaquin (HACSJ) has provided and advocated for safe, affordable, and attractive living environments for low-income working families, elderly, and disabled residents of San Joaquin County.
We are governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners and have a dynamic workforce of 76 employees. This diverse and dedicated team blends innovation with decades of experience resulting in successful programs that continue to build a brighter future.
HACSJ oversees a 50+ million dollar budget, resulting in significant economic benefit to our local economy. Through a variety of federal, state, and local affordable housing programs, as well as partnerships with other agencies and businesses, we are currently sheltering and assisting approximately 19,000 people in San Joaquin County.
We own and manage:
- 1,012 public housing units
- 81 market-rate units
- 31 year-round farmworker units
- 285 seasonal agricultural migrant housing units
- Allocation of 5,080 housing choice vouchers, including 13 households that participate in Homeownership Voucher options
In collaboration with our partners, we serve our residents with employment and educational opportunities, referrals, utility assistance, and recreational opportunities for our youth. As steadfast stewards of the communities of San Joaquin County, we advocate every day on behalf of our residents to create opportunities for improved health, education, and life.
What is Public Housing?
Public housing is a form of affordable housing that was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. The HACSJ owns and manages over 1,000 public housing units at four locations throughout San Joaquin County. Rents for the public housing communities are income based. Similar to the Housing Choice Voucher program, tenant rent is generally 30% of the adjusted gross income. Residents of our public housing communities are selected from the HACSJ’s waitlist.
Report Maintenance Issues:
The HACSJ’s maintenance staff responds to daily resident requests for repairs between the hours of (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Monday through Thursday, and (7 a.m. to 4 p.m.) on Fridays. Our offices are closed every other Friday. Calls for repairs are prioritized and responded to in order of urgency. To report repairs, residents at all locations should call the management office to make a maintenance repair request.
To report emergency items that occur after office hours and when we are closed, residents may call (209-460-5195). The severity of your “After Hours” call will be assessed and a technician will be sent out accordingly.
Emergency items include but are not limited to:
Please report maintenance problems immediately. Do not wait until after 5 p.m. as most repairs can be made by our maintenance personnel. Residents are responsible for damages caused by any member of their family or guests.
Extra charges for damages by a willful act of negligence by the resident, family member or guest will be assessed and is collectible in the same manner as rent. Residents are encouraged to take care of their homes.
The Resident Services Department provides service coordination and Section 3 opportunities for our Public Housing Residents and HCV Participants.
The HACSJ continuously researches programs, services and events for the benefit of our residents and tenants. Some of our services have included educational resources such as GED preparation, financial literacy, homebuyer education, and job fairs. It is our goal to provide a full range of services that improves the quality of life and promotes self-sufficiency.
The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program is a voluntary employment and savings incentive program designed to assist families in becoming economically independent and self-sufficient while reducing and/or eliminating the need for government cash assistance.
The Resident Opportunities Self Sufficiency (ROSS) program is designated for public housing residents to enable increased earned income, reduce and/or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, and make progress toward achieving economic independence and self-sufficiency.
Some of the benefits for these two self-sufficiency programs include: obtaining the education or training needed to earn a living wage, case management and support services, preparation for homeownership, and receiving an escrow check upon successful completion to help achieve life changing goals.
Section 3 Opportunities
HACSJ is committed to offering job opportunities for public housing residents or others who meet the income limits defined in Section 3 of the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968. The Section 3 program helps low-income residents gain the skills and jobs needed to become self-sufficient.
To learn more about our Resident Services, refer to the site management office.
Federal law requires all public housing residents who are not exempt to perform Community Service or Economic Self-Sufficiency activities for eight hours each month as a condition of tenancy. Each public housing management office provides information and forms needed to understand and document this requirement. The office also has forms to file for exemptions. At an annual review, HACSJ staff will verify each family member’s compliance with the Community Service requirement. The HACSJ continues to engage with residents and resident leaders to assist residents in performing the required services.
ConnectHome San Joaquin County
HACSJ was selected to participate in President Barack Obama’s and the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s ConnectHome Expansion Community. While HACSJ has a broader focus to provide affordable internet access to public housing communities across the County, under ConnectHome SJC, the HACSJ will work to connect designated public housing households with K-12 students. For more information click here.