Welcome to the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino!

The Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino (HACSB) was organized in 1941 and to date is the largest provider of affordable housing in the County. HACSB owns and/or manages more than 10,000 housing units and serves approximately 30,000 individuals throughout the County.

Our Mission

HACSB empowers all individuals and families in need to achieve an enriched quality of life by providing housing opportunities and resources throughout San Bernardino County

Our Vision

HACSB is committed to creating a world in which all people have a stable and enriched quality of life



Government Shutdown Message 

As you may know, a government shutdown occurred on Saturday, December 22nd due to Congress’ inability to approve a federal budget or to extend the Continuing Resolution.  This is a partial government shutdown since 5 of the 12 appropriations bills have already been signed into law.  Unfortunately, Transportation-HUD was not one of them, so the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is closed (in total, 9 of 15 federal departments will be closed). Since the majority of our funding comes from the federal government, it impacts our Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher programs.  Per our HUD representatives, the housing assistance payments for landlords were prescheduled for the months of January and February.  Thankfully, the January housing assistance payments were dispersed on January 2, 2019.  As we get a better sense of how long this shutdown will last, we will be able to assess future situations and will communicate the information.  We will keep you informed as we learn additional information about the situation. 


Landlord Fraud Alert

There are persons posing as Housing Authority employees, calling with a phone number that shows up on the ID as a Housing Authority phone number; however, these individuals are using a mobile-app to mask their phone number with a legitimate Housing Authority number.

They may say something along these lines: "you missed the mandatory landlord meeting and in order to remain/become a Section 8 landlord or receive the housing assistance payment you have to buy the landlord manual". They will try to get your credit card information to "pay for the manual", or they may ask for bank account information. They may try to provide information to you to 'prove who they are', that you might think only the Housing Authority could have. In fact there is a wealth of information about property owners that is public access through sites such as the Assessor's office and the Internal Revenue Service site, among other less legitimate data collection sites.

Please DO NOT give someone posing as a Housing Authority employee your credit card information and ignore any story they tell you. The Housing Authority DOES NOT charge landlords for information about or participation in any of our programs.

If you get contacted by one of these callers, please call the Program Integrity Unit via email by clicking here or via phone at (909) 890-9533.

Updated Fraud Alert: Various Fraudulent Services Continue to Mislead Families Seeking Housing Assistance

Several fraudulent websites are charging prospective Housing Choice Voucher (commonly referred to as Section 8) applicants fees to submit an application, along with collecting personal information such as social security numbers, credit card information, etc. falsely stating that this information is needed for a credit check to submit an application. Others falsely advertise that the Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is opened. This is a scam and could lead to possible identify theft! Housing Authorities do not charge fees to apply to any of their affordable housing programs! The Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino’s Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Prospective applicants also do not need to pull credit reports to apply for affordable housing programs. We urge our current and future program residents/participants and partners to be aware of these types of scams.

Request for Public Records

To view the agency's Policy for public records download pdf here.

Language Access Plan

In keeping with its mission, the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino adopted a Language Access Plan to ensure accessibility of its programs and activities to all eligible clients including persons who are Limited English proficient (LEP). Download the Language Access Plan