Housing Vouchers


Due to the public health emergency declaration on COVID-19/Coronavirus our offices are offering limited services to the public Monday thru Friday from 1pm to 5pm.

For the safety of our customers and employees all inquiries, questions, and applications should be made via PCHA@placer.ca.gov, or by calling 530-889-7676, or via mail at P.O. Box 5346, Auburn CA 95603

For more information on Placer County’s response to the COVID-19/Coronavirus please see the following page https://www.placer.ca.gov/coronavirus

Additional resources for current participants regarding the Temporary Moratorium on Eviction Filings signed into law on March 27, 2020, by the president under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”). PIH Tenant Flyer on the Eviction Moratorium (PDF)

COVID-19 Waivers for the Housing Choice Voucher Program

Mainstream Voucher Referral Notice

The Placer County Housing Authority (PCHA) will begin accepting pre-applications by direct referral for the limited preference set-aside Mainstream vouchers beginning Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.  Referrals will be accepted from partnering social services agencies: Placer County Adult Systems of Care and Placer County Whole Person Care. Applicants referred to PCHA will be verified and added to the waiting list by date and time received with the Mainstream preference. Pre-applications for this limited preference set-aside will continue to be accepted while Mainstream vouchers are available.

Mainstream vouchers are limited to applicants whose household has at least one non-elderly, disabled individual between the ages of 18 and 61, and the household is either: transitioning out of an institutional or segregated setting, at serious risk of institutionalization, currently experiencing homelessness, previously experienced homelessness and currently a client in a permanent supportive housing or rapid rehousing project, or those at risk of experiencing homelessness.

Letters were sent out to all active applicant households on the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) waiting list regarding the limited preference set-aside Mainstream vouchers. If you are currently active on the HCV waiting list and would like to be reviewed for the Mainstream preference, please contact PCHA at (530) 889-7676 or PCHA@placer.ca.gov.  

If you or anyone in your household is a person with disabilities, and you require a specific accommodation in order to fully utilize our programs and services, please contact Dara Hazen at (530) 889-7676.

HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive HousingVeteran holding a card that says: Open your heart, and open your doors to a veteran today.

Placer County Housing Authority supports local and federal efforts to end homelessness among Placer County veterans. We encourage landlords to participate in our Housing Choice Voucher Program to help achieve this goal of providing a home to veterans who have served our country. HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) combines the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for homeless veterans. The VA provides these services for participating veterans at VA medical centers (VAMC’s) and community based outreach clinics.

Housing Choice Voucher Program

Housing and Urban DevelopmentThe Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV) formerly known as the Section 8 Voucher Program, is a rental Equal Opportunity Housingassistance program to help low and very low-income families, persons with disabilities and seniors so they can live in affordable, safe, and decent housing. This program covers all of Placer County with the exception of the City of Roseville. The City of Roseville has its own Housing Authority.

  1. Applying
  2. Eligibility
  3. Waiting List Status
  4. Housing Documents
  5. Owner Services

Pre-applications will only be taken online during open application periods.