County of Humboldt Housing Authority
735 West Everding Street
Eureka, Humboldt County, CA


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

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

The Humboldt County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed.

It was last open on March 25, 2015.  The application was on paper only and could only be picked up in person at Redwood Acres at located at 3750 Harris Street, Eureka, CA.

This opening was not well publicized and the only evidence of it is this online flyer:

Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The County of Humboldt Housing Authority administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 1,272 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, County of Humboldt Housing Authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

County of Humboldt Housing Authority 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, County of Humboldt Housing Authority scored an average of 80 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2004 and a low score of 63 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in California is 75.30.

County of Humboldt Housing Authority 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 County of Humboldt Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 1/10/12 Plan
2011 5/16/11 Plan
2010 5/8/09 Plan
2009 5/8/09 Plan
2008 1/29/08 Plan
2006 9/28/06 Plan
2005 12/16/04 Plan
2004 3/19/04 Plan
2003 3/19/03 Plan
2002 8/6/02 Plan
2001 5/16/01 Plan
2000 6/5/00 Plan