Housing Authority of the City of Oxnard
435 South D Street
Oxnard, Ventura County, CA

805-385-8096 http://oxnardhousing.us/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

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


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Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
ClosedOpenNot Applicable

The Oxnard City Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for senior/disabled individuals.


This housing authority offers two communities for senior/disabled individuals:

Palm Vista is a 100 unit community with one bedroom apartments with utilities included.

Plaza Vista is a 50 unit community with studio's and one bedroom apartments, all utilities are included.

To apply for public housing you can visit their website at https://oxnard.secureportalm.net/PHAOLPortal/Login.aspx?PropertyId=1 to register and apply online.

Once you have completed the application you will receive a confirmation number through email.

This housing authority does not go by a preference point system, instead your application is taken by date and time received.

For more information the housing authority can be reached by calling the application line at 805-385-8014 during normal office hours, or by visiting their website at http://oxnardhousing.us/.

Resident Characteristics
as of June 30, 2015

Housing Authority of the City of Oxnard operates 772 affordable units across its public housing portfolio.

Bedroom Sizes of Public Housing Units

The bedroom sizes of Housing Authority of the City of Oxnard public housing units range from studio apartments to 5 bedroom apartments. The housing authority’s public housing inventory includes: 2% studio apartments, 25% 1 bedroom apartments, 27% 2 bedroom apartments, 31% 3 bedroom apartments, 13% 4 bedroom apartments and 2% 5 bedroom apartments.

Vacancies in Public Housing Portfolio

As of Housing Authority of the City of Oxnard’s most recent Resident Characteristics Report (June 30, 2015), the 16-month average number of units occupied was 651 out of a total 772 rental units. This represents a 16-month average vacany rate of 15.67%.

Family Type

Of the 549 households who reported head of household data in the housing authority’s most recent RCR report, 123 (22.4%) were elderly, 426 (77.6%) were non-elderly, 193 (35.15%) were disabled, 316 (57.56%) contained children and 165 (30.05%) were headed by a female.

Tenant Contributions to Rent

Residents of public housing pay rent based on their income. The rent contribution of the tenant is called the Total Tenant Payment (TTP). The TTP is generally 30% of a residents income with a $25 (National minimum) to $50 (some PHA’s) minimum rent. Based on the information in the most recent Resident Characteristics Report (June 30, 2015) the minimum rent in Housing Authority of the City of Oxnard's public housing developments is $50.

The average tenant rent contribution for Housing Authority of the City of Oxnard’s public housing developments is $589.

The average tenant contribution for elderly residents residing in all properties across the housing authority’s public housing portfolio is $501. The average rent payment for disabled residents is $501. The average TTP for non-elderly, non-disabled renters in the housing authority’s public housing units is $1002. Households headed by females had a total tenant payment of $469.

Race and Ethnicity

The HUD Resident Characteristics Report provides updated Head of Household race and ethnicity data at the housing authority and property level. Across all properties in the Housing Authority of the City of Oxnard portfolio, 2% of households identified as Black, 96% identified as White, and 95% identified as Hispanic or Latino.

Income of Public Housing Residents

HUD divides household income into four categories: Extremely Low Income (ELI) for households earning less than 30% of the median, Very Low Income (VLI) for households earning between 30% and 50% of the median, Low Income (LI) for households earning between 50% and 80% of the median and Above Low Income for households earning 81% of the median and over.

Of the public housing residents residing in Housing Authority of the City of Oxnard properties, 383 were Extremely Low Income, 181 were Very Low Income, 68 were Low Income and 19 were Above Low Income.

The average annual income of public housing residents living in Housing Authority of the City of Oxnard properties is $26,004. Of all public housing residents, 0% have no income and 40% earn more than $25,000 while 60% have incomes that fall between $0 and $25,000.

The HUD RCR data includes source of income information as well. The data includes five categories of family income: wage income, welfare income, SSI/SS/Pension income, other income and no income. Some families receive income in multiple categories.

Among families residing in Housing Authority of the City of Oxnard public housing 64% have wage income, 31% have welfare income, 53% have SSI/SS/Pension income, 37% have other income and 0% have no income.

Household Information of Public Housing Residents

As of the last HUD RCR report (June 30, 2015), there were a total of 651 households containing 2,126 total persons residing in the housing authority’s public housing properties. The average household size across all properties in the housing authority’s public housing portfolio was 3.3.

Across all units operated by the housing authority, 57.56% of households included children. Across all household members in Housing Authority of the City of Oxnard public houins units 5.8% are aged zero to five and 27.7% are aged 6 to 17.

13.3% of all residents across the housing authority were age 62 or older and are considered seniors while 53.2% of all residents were aged 18 to 61.

Length of Stay at Public Housing Properties

The HUD RCR report includes length of stay data for Housing Authority of the City of Oxnard public housing communities. 4.45% of all families residing in public housing have lived there for less than 1 year, 4.76% have lived in public housing for 1 to 2 years while 90.79% have lived in public housing for more than 2 years.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of Oxnard administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 8 projects which contain 778 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,684 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of the City of Oxnard is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of the City of Oxnard between Public Housing Units (32%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (68%) to that of all housing authorities in California, Housing Authority of the City of Oxnard 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 Oxnard scored an average of 91 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2002 and a low score of 77 in 2003. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in California is 75.30.

Housing Authority of the City of Oxnard 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)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Housing Authority of the City of Oxnard manages 5 rental properties which, as of the last set of publicly available data, have an average inspection score of 89. The scores for properties managed by Housing Authority of the City of Oxnard range from a high of 97 to a low of 66.

The highest scoring property in the Housing Authority of the City of Oxnard portfolio is Palm Vista and the lowest scoring property is Plaza Vista.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Housing Authority of the City of Oxnard have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

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 Oxnard.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 5/15/12 Plan
2011 6/8/11 Plan
2010 7/7/10 Plan
2009 11/6/09 Plan
2008 6/23/08 Plan
2007 6/27/07 Plan
2006 6/27/06 Plan
2004 5/10/04 Plan
2003 6/28/03 Plan
2002 6/5/02 Plan
2001 9/17/01 Plan
2000 6/20/00 Plan