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.



the housing choice voucher (section 8) INTEREST LIST is closed.

If you were unable to apply at this time or you are not selected in the lottery, we anticipate opening the waiting list again next year (subject to funding).

HASLO will conduct a random lottery to select 250 names for the waiting list.  Those selected will be added to the waiting list. Notifications will be sent to all who applied.

scheduled opening of the Dan Law Wait List

HASLO is scheduled to accept applications on behalf of the Dan Law Apartments, a 9 unit complex made up of 2-bedroom apartments located near Broad and South Streets in San Luis Obispo, CA.  These units are two levels with the bedrooms upstairs. You must be 18+ years of age to apply. The waiting list will be generated by date and time of submission.  The applicant’s income must not exceed program income limits as established by HUD for San Luis Obispo County.  The HUD income limit for 2 persons is $33,300 per year, 3 persons is $37,450 per year, 4 persons is $41,600 per year and 5 persons is $44,950 per year. 

The waiting list application period is November 14, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. through December 14, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. or until 50 applications have been received whichever comes first.

Paper applications will be available here as of November 14 at 9:00 a.m.

Scheduled opening of PBV wait lists for Oak Park 3 Apartments

HASLO will accept applications on behalf of Oak Park 3 Apartments for the wait lists for four project based voucher (PBV) assisted units (three 1-bedroom units and one 2-bedroom unit). Only online applications will be accepted from December 4, 2018, 9:00 a.m., through December 11, 2018, 4:00 p.m. The waiting lists will be generated by date and time of applications submitted through the online portal. Please note that the landlord, Oak Park 3 Apartments will have their own tenancy screening requirements. Please note that there are occupancy standards for the 1-2 bedroom units; applicants who do not qualify for the occupancy standard will not be added to the waiting list.

The link to apply for the PBV wait lists will be available at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 4th.

Housing 101

Housing 101 will be offered on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. at the Department of Social Services, Room 101, 3433 S. Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo. This session is for applicants, caseworkers, clients, and anyone hoping to understand the application process and regulations associated with the various affordable housing options in our community. Click here for the flyer and to reserve your space.

iron works apartments wait list

We are now accepting paper applications (click here).  Paper applications will be accepted in date and time order.

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Housing Choice Vouchers (Section 8) and Project-Based Vouchers (PBV) Assistance Programs are rental assistance programs operated by HASLO under it's housing authority designation from HUD.  There are income limits in effect for these programs.  Generally, income should be at or below 30% AMI or 50% AMI (Area Median Income) based on household size.  The majority of vouchers will be issued to those at or below 30% AMI.


All waiting lists for rental assistance, except as noted below, are closed.

The 4-bedroom Waiting Lists for Public Housing and Madonna Road Apartments are open.

Please click below to print a paper application (no online applications allowed) if you meet the following eligibility requirements for a four-bedroom unit:

  • Minimum family size of 5

  • Total maximum household income may not exceed a range of $44,150-$53,950 depending on family size

Click here for the four-bedroom paper application.




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!



860 on the Wye Grand Opening

The Grand Opening of 860 on the Wye on Tuesday, June 27 was a huge success with local representatives and the community coming out to show their support to the veterans who now have a permanent home in San Luis Obispo.  

South hills crossing grand opening was celebrated on Thursday, September 8, 2016  

“South Hills Crossing represents the coming together of the private sector, HASLO, the City and financial markets to really address one of our community’s top challenges – lack of affordable rental housing. I am excited to see this project come to fruition,” said Mayor Jan Howell Marx, City of San Luis Obispo.

860 on the Wye Highlighted in "Affordable Housing News"

The Summer 2016 edition of "Affordable Housing News" highlights HASLO's new development, 860 on the Wye, in which half of the 20 apartments are reserved for veterans that have been homeless.  Read the article on page 72 of the publication by clicking here.

860 on the Wye Wall-Raising

Local, state, and federal dignitaries joined HASLO on May 31st for a Wall-Raising celebration for 860 on the Wye, HASLO's new permanent housing for veterans.  One half of the apartments will be reserved for veterans that have been homeless.  Read more.

Mixed Income Workforce Housing and Commercial Space will be Developed on Recently Purchased Site  

HASLO just purchased property at 3680 Broad Street in San Luis Obispo for a mixed-use development that will consist of 46 apartments and commercial space.  The residential complex will target local workforce households with incomes ranging from $18,000 to $50,000.  Read more.

Groundbreaking for 43 New Affordable Apartments in SLO

On March 19, 2015, 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.