Housing Authority of Tulare County
5140 W Cypress Avenue
Visalia, Tulare County, CA

559-627-3700 http://www.hatc.net/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of Tulare County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on September 18th, 2015.

The Housing Authority of Tulare County (HATC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.


To apply, call the HATC office at (559) 627-3700, Ext. 125, from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm ET, Monday-Thursday.

For more information, visit the HATC website, or call the office at (559) 627-3700.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of Tulare County administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 4 projects which contain 710 affordable rental units. It also administers 2,876 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of Tulare County 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 Tulare County between Public Housing Units (20%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (80%) to that of all housing authorities in California, Housing Authority of Tulare County 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 Tulare County scored an average of 86 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 104 in 2003 and a low score of 62 in 2004. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in California is 75.30.

Housing Authority of Tulare County 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 Tulare County .

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2007 6/22/07 Plan
2006 6/23/06 Plan
2005 6/22/05 Plan
2004 5/14/04 Plan
2003 6/25/03 Plan
2002 9/26/02 Plan
2001 9/14/01 Plan
2000 7/13/00 Plan