Housing Authority

The South Gate Housing Authority’s (SGHA) mission is to provide safe, decent and sanitary housing conditions for very low-income families and to manage resources efficiently.

New Counter Hours 

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, the Housing Authority Division will have new counter service hours by appointment only.  Please contact a Housing Special to make an appointment. 

Monday 10:00am to 2:00pm

Tuesday 10:00am to 2:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am to 2:00pm
Thursday 10:00am to 2:00pm

For participants who`s last names start with:

  • A-L, please contact Housing Specialist Jose Montano at (323) 563-9531.
  • M-Z, please contact Housing Specialist, Vanessa Fernandez at ( 323) 563-9590.

Wait List Is Currently Closed

The section 8 waiting list for the South Gate Housing Choice Voucher Program is currently closed.  Housing Division is not accepting applications.

Rent Increases

The South Gate Housing Authority requires owners who participate in the Section 8 Program to submit a 60 day notice beginning the 1st of the month for all rent increases. Upon receipt of the request to increase the rent the SGHA will determine whether that request is reasonable and a letter will be sent out in reference to that request.

South Gate Housing Standard Forms & Handouts

Housing Division standard forms and informational handouts are now available on the website. You will find a list of available forms and handouts along with a brief description of each form to assist you in selecting the correct form or handouts.

Rental Assistance Program (Section 8)

The Section 8 program is a federally funded program that assists low income households obtain affordable, decent, safe, and sanitary housing. The assistance is in the form of a rental voucher which is issued to an eligible household. The program makes monthly housing assistance payments to the property owner who leases the rental unit to the assisted household.

The assistance payments make up the difference between what the household can afford and the approved rent for the unit. Assisted households must pay 30% of their adjusted income for rent. All units leased with Section 8 must meet federal housing quality standards and be inspected annually. The Housing Division currently assists approximately 600 families annually.

For general questions regarding the Section 8 Program feel free to call 323-563-9531 Monday - Thursday, 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (City Hall closes Fridays).