Housing Authority of the City of Port Hueneme
250 N. Ventura Road
Port Hueneme, Ventura County, CA

805-986-6527 http://www.ci.port-hueneme.ca.us/index.aspx?NID=871

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

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

Applications are available online to download here. The Spanish application is available here.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or dropped off to the HACPH, located at 250 North Ventura Road, Port Hueneme, CA 93041

Preferences are not known at this time.

All applications received will be placed by date and time of submission.

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

The Port Hueneme Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.


This housing authority has one family community with 30 one to three bedroom units, and one senior/disabled community named Mar Vista, with 40 studio apartments, and 20 one bedroom apartments.

To apply for public housing, you can obtain an application to print and complete here.

Once the application has been complete it can be mailed or hand delivered the housing authority located at  North Ventura Rd., Port Hueneme, CA 93041.

This housing authority does have a preference system that may improve your spot on the waiting list as: living and/or working in Port Hueneme.  Your application is also placed by the date and time received.

For more information, the housing authority can be reached by callin 805-986-6527, Monday-Thursday from 8am-5pm, or you can visit the city website at http://www.ci.port-hueneme.ca.us/index.aspx?NID=871.

Resident Characteristics
as of June 30, 2015

Housing Authority of the City of Port Hueneme operates 90 affordable units across its public housing portfolio.

Bedroom Sizes of Public Housing Units

The bedroom sizes of Housing Authority of the City of Port Hueneme public housing units range from studio apartments to 3 bedroom apartments. The housing authority’s public housing inventory includes: 60% studio apartments, 14% 1 bedroom apartments, 13% 2 bedroom apartments and 12% 3 bedroom apartments.

Vacancies in Public Housing Portfolio

As of Housing Authority of the City of Port Hueneme’s most recent Resident Characteristics Report (June 30, 2015), the 16-month average number of units occupied was 87 out of a total 90 rental units. This represents a 16-month average vacany rate of 3.33%.

Family Type

Of the 64 households who reported head of household data in the housing authority’s most recent RCR report, 30 (46.88%) were elderly, 34 (53.13%) were non-elderly, 48 (75%) were disabled, 14 (21.88%) contained children and 11 (17.19%) 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 Port Hueneme's public housing developments is $50.

The average tenant rent contribution for Housing Authority of the City of Port Hueneme’s public housing developments is $392.

The average tenant contribution for elderly residents residing in all properties across the housing authority’s public housing portfolio is $172. The average rent payment for disabled residents is $346. The average TTP for non-elderly, non-disabled renters in the housing authority’s public housing units is $693. Households headed by females had a total tenant payment of $648.

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 Port Hueneme portfolio, 7% of households identified as Black, 81% identified as White, and 58% 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 Port Hueneme properties, 66 were Extremely Low Income, 15 were Very Low Income, 2 were Low Income and 0 were Above Low Income.

The average annual income of public housing residents living in Housing Authority of the City of Port Hueneme properties is $16,553. Of all public housing residents, 0% have no income and 13% earn more than $25,000 while 87% 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 Port Hueneme public housing 33% have wage income, 4% have welfare income, 76% have SSI/SS/Pension income, 16% 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 83 households containing 144 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 1.7.

Across all units operated by the housing authority, 21.88% of households included children. Across all household members in Housing Authority of the City of Port Hueneme public houins units 3.5% are aged zero to five and 21.5% are aged 6 to 17.

37.5% of all residents across the housing authority were age 62 or older and are considered seniors while 37.5% 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 Port Hueneme public housing communities. 14.46% of all families residing in public housing have lived there for less than 1 year, 3.61% have lived in public housing for 1 to 2 years while 81.93% have lived in public housing for more than 2 years.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of Port Hueneme administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 90 affordable rental units. It also administers 279 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of the City of Port Hueneme 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 Medium Low, meaning it administers 250 - 499 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of the City of Port Hueneme between Public Housing Units (24%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (76%) to that of all housing authorities in California, Housing Authority of the City of Port Hueneme 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 Port Hueneme scored an average of 90 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 70 in 2007. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in California is 75.30.

Housing Authority of the City of Port Hueneme 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.

As of the last set of publicly available data, Housing Authority of the City of Port Hueneme manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 90. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. As of the last set of publicly available data, Mar Vista has 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 Port Hueneme.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2009 5/29/08 Plan
2008 5/29/08 Plan
2007 6/27/07 Plan
2006 5/17/06 Plan
2004 6/25/04 Plan
2003 7/22/03 Plan
2002 7/1/02 Plan
2001 8/17/01 Plan
2000 7/31/00 Plan