Affordable Rental Complexes
Several complexes within Chula Vista offer affordable housing opportunities to qualifying low-income families. Each of these complexes offer units at various affordability levels. Please contact individual complexes directly for current availability and affordability requirements
Housing Choice Voucher Rental Assistance
(formerly known as Section 8)
This HUD funded program subsidizes the rents of qualified very low-income tenants to affordable levels. In general, to be eligible for a housing choice voucher, a household's income may not exceed 50% of the area median income (AMI) adjusted for household size. A family that is issued a housing voucher is responsible for finding a suitable housing unit of the family's choice where the owner agrees to rent under the program.
For Chula Vista residents, the Housing Choice Voucher Program is administered by the County of San Diego Housing Authority. You may apply in person or online. For all other cities, please contact the respective Housing Authorities administering the Housing Choice Voucher Program (other cities). If you are interested in learning about portability to or from Chula Vista you must contact the County.
Who to Contact
Housing Authority of the County of San Diego
3989 Ruffin Rd
San Diego CA 92123
TOLL FREE (877) 478-5478 | LOCAL (858) 694-4890
Independent Living or Group Living Arrangements
Independent living is sponsored in privately-owned homes or complexes that provide housing typically for adults with mental illness and other disabling health conditions in a shared living environment. They serve residents that do not need medication oversight, are able to function without supervision, and live independently.
Who to Contact
Whether renting a room, an apartment, a house, or a duplex, the relationship between a renter and the property owner is governed by federal and state laws. If a problem occurs, the renter and property owner should try to resolve the problem by open communication and discussion. Any issues that come up are resolved as matter by two private parties. The City of Chula Vista does not enforce federal and state laws related to landlord-tenant issues.
Resources for both tenants and landlords focus on California laws:
- Guide to Landlord Tenant's Rights and Responsibilities
- County of San Diego Superior Court Landlord Tenant (Unlawful Detainer "Eviction")
- If you are low-income, you may be eligible for a free attorney to advise and/or represent you. Click here for information.
If you believe you been a victim of illegal discrimination or have questions regarding landlord/tenant disputes visit our Fair Housing page.