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.




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 Draft FY2020-2025 Public Housing Agency Plan is available for public review and comment from January 24 through March 9, 2020.  The PHA Plan identifies the mission, goals and objectives for the City of Encinitas Housing Authority over the next five-year period.   The five-year period is July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2025.

2nd Draft FY2020-2025 Public Housing Agency Plan - based on recommendations from the Resident Advisory Board.

If you have questions or wish to provide comments or feedback on the plan, please email Nikki Photinos at [email protected] or mail at 505 S. Vulcan Ave, Encinitas, CA 92024. You may also provide comments at the Housing Authority Board meeting, tentatively scheduled for 4:30pm, March 18th at Encinitas City Hall. 

The  FY2015-20 PHA Plan was approved by the Housing Authority Board on March 25, 2015 and accepted by HUD.

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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