Housing Authority of the City of Needles
908 Sycamore Drive
Needles, San Bernardino County, CA

760-326-3222

Section 8 Waiting List Status:

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of the City of Needles 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 : Open

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

The City of Needles Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.


This housing authority offers one big apartment community for families and senior/disabled individuals, located in Needles.

This housing authority lists the following preferences that may improve your spot on the waiting list as: local resident, elderly, disabled, employed, or a veteran. They also go by the date and time your application is received.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of Needles administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 52 affordable rental units. It also administers 20 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of the City of Needles 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 Very Small, meaning it administers 1 - 49 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of the City of Needles between Public Housing Units (72%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (28%) to that of all housing authorities in California, Housing Authority of the City of Needles 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 the City of Needles scored an average of 94 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 79 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in California is 75.30.

Housing Authority of the City of Needles 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 Needles.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 5/26/10 Plan
2009 5/27/08 Plan
2008 5/27/08 Plan
2007 6/29/07 Plan
2006 5/24/06 Plan
2004 6/25/04 Plan
2003 6/13/03 Plan
2002 5/9/02 Plan
2001 8/7/01 Plan
2000 9/29/00 Plan