Mission & History
The Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo is committed to building and maintaining affordable housing for citizens in our community. We seek to create safe neighborhoods by partnering with individuals and organizations to provide housing, education and employment opportunities for families of modest means to become self-sufficient and improve their quality of life.
Our goal is to provide decent, safe and affordable housing for eligible residents of the County of San Luis Obispo, and to manage the Section 8 program with good, financially sound property management practices. We are committed to serving each Section 8 applicant and participant as well as the entire community in a manner that demonstrates professional courtesy, compassion and respect.
Founded in 1968, as a public corporation under California law, the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo (HASLO) has a mission to assist the counties lower income citizens secure and maintain long-term housing.
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
All of these help to keep HASLO’s programs running effectively. HASLO programs have grown to incorporate a vast array of assistance and support venues to help the families and individuals of San Luis Obispo County.
Did you know?
The Anderson Hotel was built in 1923 and refurbished as apartments in 1978 to house our elderly and disabled residents. The Anderson Hotel was famous for housing many celebrities in its time, including Clark Gable and Marlene Dietrich, who stopped at the hotel on their way to visit William Randolph Hearst’s Castle in San Simeon.