To qualify for Section 8 in the City of Encinitas, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Household income at or below 50 percent of the Area Median Income – Income Limit Schedule:  English   Spanish
  • A household may consist of one adult, one or more adults with a child(ren), or two or more adults sharing a residence
  • Highest priority goes to persons who live or work in the City of Encinitas AND are elderly, veterans, disabled, or working families.

Waiting List

To apply for Section 8 Rental Assistance in Encinitas, please complete the Pre-Application: English or Spanish, and return by mail to:

City of Encinitas Housing Authority
Waiting List Coordinator
505 S. Vulcan Avenue
Encinitas, CA 92024

To check your status on the Section 8 Waitlist, or if you have questions about your application, please call the Section 8 Hotline at (760) 633-2723 or email at [email protected]

Please be aware that first priority on our waiting list will be given to persons who live or work in the City of Encinitas. Due to the high number of individuals on the wait list, we anticipate that your name may not be reached if you do not presently live or work in Encinitas. If you live outside of Encinitas, we suggest that you contact the Housing Authority that covers the area in which you live.

Alpine Delzura La Mesa San Marcos
Bonita El Cajon Lemon Grove Santa Ysabel
Bonsall Escondido Pala Santee
Borrego Springs Fallbrook Pauma Valley Solana Beach
Boulevard Guatay Pine Valley Spring Valley
Chula Vista Imperial Beach Potrero Valley Center
Coronado Jamul Poway Vista
Del Mar Julian Ramona Warner Springs
Descanso Lakeside Rancho Santa Fe  


Updating Waiting List Information

If you are currently on the Section 8 waiting list for Encinitas, you are required to:

  • Notify the EHA in writing of any changes in household composition, income, residence and/or mailing address, or phone number; and
  • Respond to any request for information or attend a scheduled appointment.

** Failure to complete these requirements may result in your name being removed from the waiting list **

Transferring Waiting List Application

  • You may transfer your Section 8 waiting list application to Encinitas if you applied with another Housing Authority within San Diego County AND you are currently working or living in the City of Encinitas.
  • Please contact the Housing Authority in which you originally applied and request that a copy of the application be sent to EHA’s office. EHA will honor the original application date.
  • Those living outside of San Diego County who would like to sign up for Section 8 are encouraged to contact their local Housing Authority.  For a list of all Housing Authorities, please contact HUD.