Housing Authority of Kings County
680 North Douty Street
Hanford, Kings County, CA

559-582-2806 http://www.hakc.com/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of Kings County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on August 31st, 2016.

The Housing Authority of Kings County (HAKC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list opened on April 24, 2015, and is open indefinitely.


To apply, download and print the pre-application online here.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the following locations during normal office hours:

  • Hanford Management Office, located at 670 S Irwin Street, Hanford, CA 93230.
  • Corcoran Management Office, located at 700 6 1/2 Avenue, Corcoran, CA 93212.
Applicants will receive a confirmation number upon submitting the pre-application. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

For more information, visit the HAKC website, or call the office at (559) 582-2806.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of Kings County Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update May 22nd, 2015.

The Kings County Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.


This housing authority has 3 public housing communities, located throughout Kings County.

1. Sunnyside Village is a 151 unit community, ranging from 1-5 bedrooms, located in Hanford.
2. Sycamore Court is a 17 unit community , ranging from 2-3 bedrooms, and is located in Armona.
3. Valley View Village is a 100 unit community, ranging from 1-5 bedrooms, and is located in Corcoran.

To apply for public housing there are two different applications that can be downloaded, to print and complete. You can find them here:  http://www.hakc.com/applications.htm

Once you have completed the application, it can be mailed or hand delivered to: 670 S. Irwin St., Hanford, CA 93230, or 700 6 1/2 Ave., Corcoran, CA 93212, these offices are open Monday-Friday, during normal office hours, and closed one Friday of the month.

For more information you can visit the housing authority website at http://www.hakc.com/, or the housing authority can be reached by calling 559-582-3120 or 559-992-2957, during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of Kings County administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 2 projects which contain 268 affordable rental units. It also administers 688 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of Kings County is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of Kings County between Public Housing Units (28%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (72%) to that of all housing authorities in California, Housing Authority of Kings County 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 larger than the average housing authority in California.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 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, Housing Authority of Kings County scored an average of 84 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 99 in 2004 and a low score of 66 in 2006. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in California is 75.30.

Housing Authority of Kings County 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 (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 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 Housing Authority of Kings County.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 5/21/12 Plan
2011 6/29/11 Plan
2010 5/4/10 Plan
2009 8/26/09 Plan
2008 6/2/08 Plan
2008 6/2/08 Plan
2007 10/10/07 Plan
2006 7/3/06 Plan
2005 9/23/05 Plan
2004 7/19/04 Plan
2003 6/10/03 Plan
2002 5/15/02 Plan
2001 5/18/01 Plan
2000 5/30/00 Plan