About the Housing AuthorityFounded in 1968, as a public corporation under California law, the Housing Authority of the City of San Luis Obispo (HASLO) has a mission to assist the counties lower income citizens secure and maintain long-term housing. It is a mission the Housing Authority takes very seriously and executes creatively and diligently.
In the early days of HASLO's existence, most of its funding originated from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Today along with continued HUD funding there are also:
- County Development Block Grants
- Tax-credit loans
- Local funding
HASLO's thirty-eight year history has changed San Luis Obispo County and city in ways that most do not see. The Housing Authority and it's affiliate San Luis Obispo Non-Profit Housing Corporation have built over three hundred units of housing for low to moderate-income families, as well as new housing for disabled and elderly families and individuals. HASLO has also collaborated with government, private and non-profit organizations and individuals to help in building literally hundreds of other housing units throughout the county.
While the Housing Authority of the City of San Luis Obispo does not directly run programs for homeless families, abuse or emergency shelters or counseling programs, through its close association with other social support agencies in the county, many families and individuals receive assistance by its presence. HASLO's Housing Choice Voucher program, Conventional Housing Program, the SLO Non-Profit Housing Corporation, and auxiliary support programs provide much needed assistance to over twenty-five hundred families countywide.