Housing Authority of the City of Santa Ana
20 Civic Center Plaza 2nd Floor
Santa Ana, Orange County, CA

714-667-2200

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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.

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2,658

Section 8 Vouchers

No units

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Section 8

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Housing Authority of the City of Santa Ana
20 Civic Center Plaza 2nd Floor
Santa Ana, Orange County, CA

714-667-2200

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of Santa Ana administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 2,658 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of the City of Santa Ana is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Housing Authority of the City of Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana scored an average of 95 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2001 and a low score of 83 in 2007. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in California is 75.30.

Housing Authority of the City of Santa Ana 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 Santa Ana.

Approved Plan PDF Document
5/23/11 Plan
5/26/10 Plan
5/26/09 Plan
5/19/08 Plan
4/18/07 Plan
5/23/06 Plan
4/7/05 Plan
6/28/04 Plan
11/14/03 Plan
6/21/02 Plan
6/29/01 Plan
6/23/00 Plan