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This website was updated on:
August 11, 2016


The Conventional "Public Housing" Program




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UHA's Public Housing Waiting List is Closed Until Further Notice

At this time there are more families on the Public Housing waiting list than UHA can assist in the near future.  UHA has closed the waiting list, and not applications are being accepted.  UHA will not reopen the waiting list in 2013.

If you applied for the waiting list, you will receive a letter from UHA by August 1, 2013, to let you know if your application was added to the waiting list or if your application was denied. 

Posted 7/2/2013


UHA's Public Housing property, Los Olivos, received new water-wise landscaping in 2009 and a new painting scheme in 2011.  Choose a link below to see the results:

Water-Wise Irrigation and Landscaping Project - 2009

Exterior Painting and Upgrades - 2011

About the Public Housing Program

The public housing program is designed to provide safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. UHA’s Public Housing program is administered through the Los Olivos complex, which consists of 97 units ranging from one to five bedrooms. The complex is located in North East Upland adjacent to UHA’s administrative office.


Public housing is limited to low-income families and individuals. Eligibility is determined based on annual gross income, elderly, disabled or family status, and is limited to U.S. Citizens and non-citizens who hold eligible immigration status. The family or individual’s income cannot exceed 50% of the median income for the area (see Income Limits). Median income levels are published by HUD and vary by location, so you may qualify in one area but not in another.

Waiting List
Because the demand for housing assistance exceeds the limited resources available to HUD and to the Upland Housing Authority, UHA maintains a waiting list for the Public Housing program. Long waiting periods are common.  The waiting list is currently closed as there are more families on the list than can be assisted in the near future.  No applications are currently being accepted.  Please check this website periodically for updated information about the Public Housing waiting list.

Application Process
Please note:
The waiting list is currently closed as there are more families on the list than can be assisted in the near future.  No applications are currently being accepted.  The waiting list will not be opened and no applications will be accepted in 2013.

During the application process UHA will need to collect the following information:


  1. The name, gender and date of birth for all persons who will be living in the unit;

  2. The family’s present address and telephone number;

  3. Family characteristics (e.g. veteran, disabled) or circumstances (e.g. living in substandard housing) that might qualify the family for preference in tenant selection.

  4. Names and addresses of current and previous landlords for information about the family’s suitability as a tenant;

  5. An estimate of the family’s anticipated income for the next twelve months and the sources of that income;

  6. Names and addresses of employers and banks and any other information needed to verify income and family composition. You will be asked to sign a form to authorize release of pertinent information to UHA;

  7. In addition, UHA will require some documentation (e.g. birth certificates, tax returns, social security cards) to verify the information on the application.

  8. UHA may also visit the family in their home to interview the family members and to see how they manage the upkeep of their current home.


The household's income is verified using a number of reliable methods, including HUD's newly developed Enterprise Income Verification system. Please see our page on Income Verification Info for important new information regarding this system.


This information is used to determine program eligibility and the rent amount. If it is determined that the family is ineligible, UHA must specify why and the family may request an informal hearing if they wish. If it is determined that the family is eligible they will be placed onto the waiting list. The unit size the family qualifies for will be based upon family size and composition. When an appropriate unit becomes available UHA will contact the family in writing.


If a unit is offered to a family and the family accepts it they will be required to sign a lease with UHA. The family may be required to give UHA a security deposit. The lease will describe the family’s responsibilities as a tenant and UHA’s responsibilities as landlord.

Selection Preferences
Some characteristics may qualify a family for selection preference. Giving preference to certain groups of families allows UHA to direct its limited resources to the families with the greatest housing needs.

Rent Determination
A family’s rent is based upon their total anticipated gross annual income less deductions, if any. HUD allows UHA to subtract certain amounts from a family’s annual income. Based on the application, UHA will determine if any of the allowable deductions apply to the family. The rent amount is the highest of the following, rounded to the nearest dollar:

  • 30% of the monthly adjusted income;

  • 10% of monthly income;

  • Welfare rent, if applicable;

  • A $25 minimum rent or higher amount (up to $50) set by UHA

Length of Stay
In general, a family may stay in public housing for as long as they comply with the lease. However, UHA is required by HUD to re-evaluate each family’s income and status annually. If at re-examination the family’s income is sufficient to obtain housing on the private market, UHA may determine whether the family should stay in public housing. The family will not be required to move unless there is housing available for them on the private market.


Housing Authority of the City of Upland, California

1200 N. Campus Avenue, Upland, California  91786
(909) 982-2649 Telephone    |    (909) 982-0237 Facsimile