Affordable Housing in Redlands
Programs Offered through HACSB


Established in 1941, the Housing Authority of San Bernardino County (HACSB) is the largest provider of affordable housing, serving nearly 30,000 individuals and families throughout the County of San Bernardino. As a public agency, HACSB is tasked to address the local housing needs throughout the County, including the City of Redlands. 

HACSB provides a variety of Housing Assistance programs for qualified participants, including:

Term-Limited Lease Assistance Program – implemented in 2012, the program provides non-elderly/non-disabled households with a five year term limit on rental assistance – hardship exemptions are available. Designated staff is available to provide coaching and refer families to support services and employment opportunities. Families assisted by this program include non-senior/non-disabled households pulled from the Tenant-Based Voucher Rental Assistance Program waiting list; port-in households; and certain households that move out of certain Project-Based Voucher housing programs.

Streamlined Lease Assistance Program – implemented in 2015, the program provides a streamlined rent calculation where households pay either 24% or 30%, depending on the household type, of their gross annual income toward the rent.  Families assisted by this program include: all Public Housing Program households; existing elderly/disabled households; new elderly/disabled households pulled from the Tenant-Based Voucher Rental Assistance Program waiting list; career-focused (non-elderly/non-disabled) households served by the voucher program prior to January 2012; elderly/disabled port-in households, and; those participating in certain Project-Based Voucher housing programs.

Tenant-Based Voucher Rental Assistance Program- the program formally known as Section 8 and the Housing Choice Voucher Program, provides eligible low-income households with rental assistance to lease a home or apartment of their choice from a landlord in the regular rental market.

Households assisted under this program are placed into either one of the following sub-programs to better serve the various populations in the programs:

  • Streamlined Lease Assistance Program – which provides assistance for elderly and disabled households.
  • Term-Limited Lease Assistance Program – which provides new non-senior/non-disabled households rental assistance for 5 years.

Project-Based Voucher Program – the program provides rental assistance to households living in specific housing sites. Because the rental assistance is tied to the unit, a family who moves (voluntarily or through eviction) no longer qualifies to receive housing assistance. The Housing Authority administers different waiting lists by bedroom size for each project-based housing site. These housing sites are either multi-family or senior housing developments.

Pilot Homeless Programs- homeless individuals and families are referred to this program through the County’s Coordinated Entry System. Anyone experiencing homelessness and would like to check if they qualify for these programs should call 2-1-1. The Housing Authority has the following pilot homeless programs: No Child Left Unsheltered; Golden Apartments, and; Desert Haven Apartments.

For additional information about these and other programs, please contact:
672 South Waterman Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92408

For immediate or emergency housing assistance, please contact:
Arrowhead United Way 211
Dial 2-1-1