Housing Authority

The South Gate Housing Authority’s (SGHA) mission is to provide safe, decent and sanitary housing conditions for very low-income families and to manage resources efficiently.

Public Counter Hours 


Public counter hours for the Housing Authority is open from 7 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Monday - Thursday (City Hall is closed on Fridays),  or by appointment in the afternoon.  To schedule an appointment, please contact Alejandro Mendoza at (323) 357-5825 or admendoza@sogate.org.

For participants who`s last names start with:

  • A-L, please contact Housing Specialist Jose Montano at (323) 563-9531.
  • M-Z, please contact Housing Specialist, Vanessa Barrera at ( 323) 563-9590.

Wait List Is Currently Closed


The section 8 waiting list for the South Gate Housing Choice Voucher Program is currently closed.  Housing Division is not accepting applications.

Rent Increases


The South Gate Housing Authority requires owners who participate in the Section 8 Program to submit a 60 day notice beginning the 1st of the month for all rent increases. Upon receipt of the request to increase the rent the SGHA will determine whether that request is reasonable and a letter will be sent out in reference to that request.

South Gate Housing Standard Forms & Handouts


Housing Division standard forms and informational handouts are now available on the website. You will find a list of available forms and handouts along with a brief description of each form to assist you in selecting the correct form or handouts.

Rental Assistance Program (Section 8)


The Section 8 program is a federally funded program that assists low income households obtain affordable, decent, safe, and sanitary housing. The assistance is in the form of a rental voucher which is issued to an eligible household. The program makes monthly housing assistance payments to the property owner who leases the rental unit to the assisted household.

The assistance payments make up the difference between what the household can afford and the approved rent for the unit. Assisted households must pay 30% of their adjusted income for rent. All units leased with Section 8 must meet federal housing quality standards and be inspected annually. The Housing Division currently assists approximately 600 families annually.

For general questions regarding the Section 8 Program feel free to call (323) 357-5825 Monday - Thursday, 7 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (City Hall is closed on Fridays).

Emergency Housing Vouchers Program



The Emergency Housing Vouchers program is launching in the Los Angeles Region.  Vouchers will be prioritized by the LA Coordinated Entry System, initially referring participants who are homeless, recently homeless, or fleeing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or human trafficking, as defined by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and Los Angeles' Coordinated Entry System and will be referred by case managers assigned to provide client housing support and connection.  If, however, you think you are eligible for the program (please see the CES Interim Policy on Emergency Housing Voucher priority populations), please contact a Coordinated Entry System Access Center in your region.  Please note that connection to the Coordinated Entry System does not guarantee your eligibility or prioritization for the housing or rental subsidy support.

For more information please visit Access Center or call (800)399-6993.  You may also dial 2-1-1 or visit 211LA.org.