Housing Authority of the City of Pasadena
649 N. Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, California 91103

626-744-8300

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of Pasadena administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 1,442 Section 8 housing vouchers.

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

Housing Authority of the City of Pasadena 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 Pasadena scored an average of 91 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2005 and a low score of 77 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in California is 75.30.

Housing Authority of the City of Pasadena 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)

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.

1,442

Section 8 Vouchers

No units

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Section 8

Program Type

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