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

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of the City of Oxnard Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on July 20th, 2015.

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


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.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

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

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/.

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)

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