Mendocino County
1076 N State Street
Ukiah , Mendocino County , CA

707-463-5462

Waiting List Status:

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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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Mendocino County administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 7 projects which contain 0 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,149 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Mendocino County is determined to be a No units public housing authority, meaning it manages between public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Mendocino County between Public Housing Units (0%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (100%) to that of all housing authorities in California, Mendocino County has a smaller 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, Mendocino County scored an average of 77 points. The housing authority had a high score of 96 in 2009 and a low score of 60 in 2005. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in California is 75.30.

Mendocino 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 Mendocino County.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 10/13/11 Plan
2010 8/5/10 Plan
2009 8/13/09 Plan
2008 9/15/08 Plan
2007 10/10/07 Plan
2006 9/6/06 Plan
2005 9/14/05 Plan
2004 10/7/04 Plan
2003 11/24/03 Plan
2001 4/8/02 Plan
2000 10/6/00 Plan

7

Public Housing Projects

1,149

Section 8 Vouchers

No units

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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