Contact Us

Street Address:
487 Leff Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-4347

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1289
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406

Phone: (805) 543-4478
Fax: (805) 543-4992
Maintenance Fax: (805) 541-2973
Housing Mgmt Fax: (805) 595-1372

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San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-4347


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.



HASLO to Accept Pre-Applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program   (Section 8)

Pre-applications will be accepted ANYTIME on-line during the 3-week period from:

Opening Date:              Friday, August 21, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.  through

Closing Date:              Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 5:00 p.m

On August 21st at 9:00 a.m., this site will have a link to submit a pre-application for the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program.  After the pre-application period closes, 500 applicants will be randomly selected for the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) wait list.  The remaining pre-applicants will be notified that they can re-apply when the list reopens, which is estimated to be in 12-18 months.

Click here to see this announcement in Spanish/English.

Waiting Lists That Will be Closed Effective August 8, 2015

Pursuant to U.S. Department of HUD regulations, HASLO has determined that the following waiting lists have a sufficient number of eligible applicants.  Therefore, effective August 8, 2015, no further applications will be accepted for:

Public Housing – San Luis Obispo

Project Based Vouchers – Oak Park 1, Paso Robles

Project Based Vouchers – Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo

Project Based Vouchers – Courtland Street Apts, Arroyo Grande

Project Based Vouchers – Chet Dotter Apartments, Paso Robles

Please note:  the 4-bedroom waiting lists for Public Housing & Madonna Road Apartments will remain open.

Please click on the yellow link below for first-time applicants if you are eligible for a 4-bedroom unit.

Click here to see this announcement in Spanish/English.


The link below for first-time applicants is available for non-section 8 waiting lists until August 8

  • You must have a valid email address.
  • The email address used for registration must be unique to the user creating the account.  You cannot use the same email address to create an account for yourself and for someone else (relative, client, friend, etc).
  • Applying for any available waiting list does not represent an offer for housing assistance.
  • Paper applications will not be distributed or accepted.  If you have any questions regarding reasonable accommodations contact us at (805) 543-4478.

Most of the one-bedroom wait lists are closed, and the other wait lists are years long!  Therefore, we do not recommend applying through this website if you are eligible for a one-bedroom unit (i.e., a single individual or a couple).



We have completed our upgrade of the Applicant portal and will be adding a Tenant/Participant portal. This system is our new Housing Café online portal.

Housing Café will continue to allow applicants to:

  • Apply from any electronic device with internet access
  • Review and update your information to ensure timely and accurate communication between the applicant and HASLO
  • Review and update details on your application

Housing Café has been enhanced to allow applicants to:

  • Review waiting list positions
  • Provide detailed eligibility information, including:
    • Family member details
    • Income details
    • Other relevant information


How to review your Existing Application to HASLO’s Public Housing and Project Based Voucher Properties:

Further details will be provided on how to access your existing application previously submitted through our on-line portal.


Since 1968 HASLO has been helping people in San Luis Obispo County with housing that fits their budgets and needs. We're always looking for volunteers and new ways to help. Find out how you can contribute!



Groundbreaking for 43 new affordable apartments in slo

On March 19, a Groundbreaking Ceremony was held for the South Street Family Apartments in San Luis Obispo, 43 new affordable apartments for families with annual incomes at or below 60 percent of the county's median income.   Read more.

HASLO Receives NAHRO's 2014 Agency Award of Excellence

The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) presented HASLO Executive Director Scott Smith with the "2014 Agency Award of Excellence in Program Innovation - Affordable Housing" during NAHRO's National Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, on October 17th.  Read more.

HASLO Honored by $14,750 Donation from Pacific Western Bank

On September 25, HASLO received a donation from Pacific Western Bank in the amount of $14,750.  Read more.

HASLO Receives National Award for Homeownership

HASLO received a national Award of Merit, and is also one of few nominated for NAHRO's Award of Excellence.  Read more.

ACH Payment Available

If you are tired of writing a check or having to secure a Money Order every month to pay your rent, sign up for “ACH” Direct Pay. The rent will be taken out of your checking account automatically on the 4th of every month.  Read more.

Maintenance Customer Service has Moved

The Maintenance Customer Service Department has moved to the main office located at 487 Leff Street in San Luis Obispo, but the phone number remains the same:  (805) 543-1026.  Read more.

No Smoking Policy

The Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo (HASLO) implemented a smoke-free policy on January 1, 2013, that prohibits residents from smoking in all of our public housing units and some of our San Luis Obispo Non-Profit complexes. The ban on smoking will eventually reach all of our housing units.  Read more.