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Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program

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140 E. 12th Street, Suite B, National City, CA 91950-3312

Business Hours:
Monday - Thursday:  7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday:  Closed                 
Phone: (619) 336-4254        Fax: (619) 477-3747      Email:  

 HCV Section 8 FAQ on rent and temporary suspension of evictions for nonpayment of rent (PDF)

The National City Housing Authority, administers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program for eligible low-income households and seniors that either 'live or work' in National City. It is a federally funded program under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) which enables participants to obtain decent, safe, and sanitary housing.

If a participant/family meets income and other eligibility guidelines, their name is placed on the waiting list. The waiting period may be anywhere from eight (8) to ten (10) years. When funds become available and the family’s name has reached the top of the waiting list, an interview and evaluation is conducted. Housing Authority staff inspects all assisted units to ensure that they are in decent, safe and sanitary condition at initial lease-up and during the annual recertification process.

Property owners receive a fair market rent for their units. Families pay their landlords approximately 30% of their income for housing. Section 8 pays the difference directly to the owner.

Click below to view the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Application in PDF format.  You will need to download, print and complete the Section 8 Application in order to either walk or mail it in to our office for processing (see above for address).

Click below to view and download the HANC Change of Information form in PDF format:

Click below to read and download FAQs and Supporting Documents:

Click below to find out more information about the following:


The proposed PHA Annual and Section 8 HCV Program Administrative Plan  will be heard and approved on April 7, 2020. The referenced Admin Plan and policies will be effective July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. They will be available to the public on the City's webpage and at the following locations:

HACNC Housing Choice Voucher Program, 140 E. 12th Street, Suite B, National City CA 91950   

City of National City - Main Library, 1401 National City Blvd, National City CA 91950

City Hall, City Clerk's Office - 1st Floor, 1243 National City Blvd., National City CA 91950



You must be either a low-income senior citizen 62 years of age or older, a low-income disabled individual, or a low-income family with dependent child(ren), wherein the head of the household or spouse lives or works in National City.


You must live or work in the City Of National City.



Your household’s annual gross income must be at or below 50% of San Diego Area Median income (AMI).



Effective 03/06/15
1 Person $22,500 $37,450
2 Persons $25,700 $42,800
3 Persons $28,900 $48,150
4 Persons $32,100 $53,500
5 Persons $34,700


6 Persons $37,250 $62,100
7 Persons $39,850 $66,350
8 Persons $43,430 $70,650


Federal (HUD) Income Targeting: Federal regulations require that 75 percent of all new participants each year have extremely low incomes, which is equal to or less than 30 percent of the county median income (see Area Median Income (AMI) chart).  Therefore, the wait time may vary depending upon your income.

Senior/Family Housing in National City

In addition to the Section 8 Rental Assistance Program, the following apartment buildings provide Project-Based Assistance for seniors and/or low-income families in National City:

Summer Crest
2615 E Plaza Boulevard
National City CA 91950
Phone: (619) 475-2125
Granger Apartments
2700 E. 8th Street
National City CA 91950
Phone: (619) 707-8936


National City Park Apartments
Low – Median Income Housing
2323 ‘D’ Avenue
National City CA 91950
(619) 477-3114

Park Villa Apartments
Affordable Housing
817 Eta Street
National City CA 91950
Phone: (619) 264-3461
Plaza City Senior Apartments
1535 E Plaza Blvd.
National City CA 91950
Phone: (619) 477-9311


Vista Del Sol Apartments

1400 ‘Q’ Avenue
National City CA 91950
Phone: (619) 477-6708

Telacu Manor – National City
650 E. 14th Street
National City CA 91950
Phone: (619) 477-0711


Morgan Towers
1415 ‘D’ Avenue
National City CA 91950
Phone: (619) 477-4716                              


 Paradise Creek Apartments 

Located at 22nd St. & Hoover Ave.

(619) 434-4222




 Other Housing Authority Agencies in San Diego region

County of San Diego Housing Authority
780 Bay Blvd, Suite 200 (temporary address)
Chula Vista CA 91910


(877) 478-5478
(858) 694-4890

 San Diego Housing Commission
1122 Broadway, Suite 300
San Diego CA 92101


(619) 231-9400 (main line)
(619) 578-7640 (waiting list)
(619) 578-7306 (Spanish)

 City of Oceanside Housing Division
321 N Nevada Street
Oceanside CA 92054

(760) 435-3360
City of Carlsbad Housing Authority
1200 Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad CA 92008
(760) 434-2810
Encinitas Housing Authority
505 S Vulcan Avenue
Encinitas CA 92024
(760) 633-2723


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