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

714-667-2200 http://www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us/cda/HousingAuthority.asp

Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Open

The Santa Ana Housing Authority (SAHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, from July 1, 2015 until July 30, 2015 at 4:00 pm


Please note: While this scheduled opening is for the general public, the waiting list will remain open indefinitely on a limited basis after July 30, 2015. According to the SAHA, the waiting list will stay open after July 30, 1015 "only for US veterans that live or work in the city of Santa Ana."

To apply, visit this web page and click "Applicant Portal" to complete the online application. No paper applications will be accepted.

The SAHA has identified these preferences: Live or work in the City of Santa Ana, United States Veterans who have served for at least 90 days and been discharged by any definition but dishonorable (proof of DD214 required)

If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can visit any public library, senior center, or the SAHA office at 20 Civic Center Plaza, first floor, Santa Ana, CA.

Disabled applicants who need assistance filling out the form can call 714-667-2200 during normal business hours. 

5,000 qualified applicants will be placed onto the waiting list by random lottery. 

For more information, call the SAHA at 714-667-2200.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

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

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

Santa Ana Housing Authority 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, Santa Ana Housing Authority scored an average of 95 points as of the last set of publicly available data. 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.

Santa Ana Housing Authority 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 Santa Ana Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 5/23/11 Plan
2010 5/26/10 Plan
2009 5/26/09 Plan
2008 5/19/08 Plan
2007 4/18/07 Plan
2006 5/23/06 Plan
2005 4/7/05 Plan
2004 6/28/04 Plan
2003 11/14/03 Plan
2002 6/21/02 Plan
2001 6/29/01 Plan
2000 6/23/00 Plan

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