Since 1995 the City of Encinitas Housing Authority (EHA) has operated a Section 8 Program. The funding for this program comes from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is administered by local housing authorities. The Section 8 Program offers rental assistance to very low-income Encinitas households through a voucher-based program.




NEW! Commercial and Residential Tenant Moratorium

On April 1, 2020, City Council adopted a Emergency Ordinance to enact a temporary moratorium on evictions due to nonpayment of rent for residential and commercial tenants related to the Novel Coronavirus (“COVID-19”). The Ordinance is effective for rent due on or after March 27, 2020. The moratorium will last until the local emergency is terminated or the withdrawal of Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-28-20, whichever occurs sooner, though the Council can extend the time period by a subsequent resolution. Click here for more information and a link to the Moratorium Ordinance. Legal Aid Society of San Diego has information on their website regarding eviction rights. For tenants currently receiving Section 8 rental assistance, please see information on HUD’s website.

Housing Authority Board

The City of Encinitas Housing Authority was created in 1995, and is comprised of the City Council and two tenant Commissioners. The Housing Authority is the advisory and decision making board to Housing Authority Owned properties as well as the Section 8 Rental Assistance Program. For more information on meeting dates and agendas, please visit the City of Encinitas Housing Authority website.

Public Housing Agency Plan

The Encinitas Housing Authority receives federal funds annually for its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.  As such, it is required to prepare and approve a five-year Public Housing Agency (PHA) Plan in order to continue receiving federal housing funds for its use in providing assistance to residents. 

The  FY2020-25 PHA Plan was approved by the Housing Authority Board on March 18, 2020.

Emergency Housing

The City of Encinitas does not offer emergency housing assistance.  If you are homeless or facing homelessness, please visit our Homeless Resources Page for information on local housing options and services.

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