Housing Authority of the City of Napa
PO Box 660
Napa, Napa County, CA

707-257-9543 | http://www.cityofnapa.org/

Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Closed

The Housing Authority of the City of Napa Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is currently closed.

The waiting list was last open in March of 2013.  As of July 2014, there were about 9,500 persons on the waiting list.  That's almost seven times as many people on the waiting list as actual vouchers the city has.

Sequestration (the 2013 Federal budget cut) reduced the number of vouchers Napa was able to issue by about 100 making the problem even worse.

The city has no intention of opening up the waiting list anytime soon.  It could be years before it is opened again.


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.

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of Napa administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 1,375 Section 8 housing vouchers.

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

Housing Authority of the City of Napa 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 (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 the City of Napa scored an average of 84 points. The housing authority had a high score of 96 in 2001 and a low score of 59 in 2007. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in California is 75.30.

Housing Authority of the City of Napa 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 the City of Napa.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 5/30/12 Plan
2011 6/9/11 Plan
2010 6/4/10 Plan
2009 5/28/09 Plan
2007 4/23/07 Plan
2006 6/12/06 Plan
2005 6/2/05 Plan
2004 5/26/04 Plan
2003 6/25/03 Plan
2002 5/14/02 Plan
2001 10/25/01 Plan
2000 6/19/00 Plan

1,375

Section 8 Vouchers

No units

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Section 8

Program Type

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