City of Eureka Hsg Auth
735 W Everding Street
Eureka, Humboldt County, CA


Section 8 Waiting List Status:

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the City of Eureka Hsg Auth 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.

Public Housing Waiting List Status

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the City of Eureka Hsg Auth Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update May 22nd, 2015.

No recent info could be found for the City of Eureka's Public Housing Program.  We are attempting to contact the housing authority to get more up to date info.

As of 2005, the public housing waiting list was open and had 224 persons on the waiting list.  You can view the housing authority's 2005 Annual Plan here:  You can find details about the makeup of the waiting list on page 8 of the PDF.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The City of Eureka Hsg Auth administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 196 affordable rental units. It also administers 0 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, City of Eureka Hsg Auth is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as No units, meaning it administers Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of City of Eureka Hsg Auth between Public Housing Units (100%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (0%) to that of all housing authorities in California, City of Eureka Hsg Auth has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is smaller than the average housing authority in California.

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, City of Eureka Hsg Auth scored an average of 73 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 96 in 2003 and a low score of 63 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in California is 75.30.

City of Eureka Hsg Auth has an average score that is less 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 City of Eureka Hsg Auth.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 12/12/11 Plan
2011 1/14/11 Plan
2010 5/19/09 Plan
2009 5/19/09 Plan
2008 4/28/08 Plan
2006 9/28/06 Plan
2005 12/16/04 Plan
2004 3/19/04 Plan
2003 3/19/03 Plan
2002 6/28/02 Plan
2000 8/31/00 Plan