Carlsbad Housing & Neighborhood Services
2965 Roosevelt St Ste B
Carlsbad, San Diego County, CA


Section 8 Waiting List Status:

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Carlsbad Housing & Neighborhood Services Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on June 5th, 2015.

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The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Carlsbad Housing & Neighborhood Services administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 703 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Carlsbad Housing & Neighborhood Services is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Carlsbad Housing & Neighborhood Services is among the 50% of California housing authorities that only offer Section 8 voucher assistance. If there are any public housing units available in the target area, those units are administered by another housing authority.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Carlsbad Housing & Neighborhood Services scored an average of 87 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 102 in 2009 and a low score of 71 in 2004. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in California is 75.30.

Carlsbad Housing & Neighborhood Services has an average score that is more than the average California housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Carlsbad Housing & Neighborhood Services.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 5/18/11 Plan
2010 4/23/10 Plan
2009 6/18/09 Plan
2008 5/16/08 Plan
2007 5/30/07 Plan
2006 5/31/06 Plan
2004 6/25/04 Plan
2003 10/2/03 Plan
2002 7/12/02 Plan
2001 10/4/01 Plan