Housing Authority of the City of National City
140 E 12th Street, Suite B
National City, San Diego County, CA

619-336-4254 http://www.ci.national-city.ca.us/index.aspx?page=134

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of the City of National City Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on April 5th, 2016.

The Housing Authority of the City of National City (HACNC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

Please note: According to the HACNC, this waiting list is only open, "for eligible low-income households and seniors that either live or work in National City." This information is incorrect. It is against HUD policy to have a residency requirement, unless for extremely rare special circumstances, and these circumstances do not apply to the HACNC. The HACNC Section 8 FAQ page states, "you can apply with the HANC if you do not live or work in National City, however, we must advise you that your application would be placed on the least priority list and the chances of your name coming up in the near future is slim to none. We can, upon written request, transfer your application to the proper Housing Authority in San Diego County, so that your application is given the proper residency preference. For further information, please call (619) 336-4254."

There are two ways to apply

  1. Download a print the pre-application on the HACNC website. The pre-application is available in English and Spanish. The links can be found in the middle of the page, titled "Application in English" and "Application in Spanish."
  2. Call the HACNC office at (619) 336-4254 from 7:00 am until 6:00 pm PT, Monday-Thursday, to have a pre-application mailed to you.
The HACNC has identified the following preferences: Live or work in National City, families with children, disabled, elderly (62+).

Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered tto the HACNC office, located at 140 E. 12th Street, Suite B, National City, CA 91950, during normal office hours.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

The estimated wait time to receive a voucher is 6-8 years.

Please visit the Section 8 FAQ page to find out how to update you pre-application.

For more information, visit the HACNC website, or call the office at (619)336-4254.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of National City administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 1,123 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of the City of National City is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Housing Authority of the City of National City 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 National City scored an average of 88 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2008 and a low score of 70 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in California is 75.30.

Housing Authority of the City of National City 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 National City.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 4/18/12 Plan
2011 6/2/11 Plan
2010 6/9/10 Plan
2009 6/30/08 Plan
2008 6/30/08 Plan
2007 4/25/07 Plan
2006 5/18/06 Plan
2005 5/24/05 Plan
2004 5/26/04 Plan
2003 7/29/03 Plan
2002 5/6/02 Plan
2001 6/15/01 Plan
2000 11/7/00 Plan