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

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

Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Open

The Tulare County Housing Authority (CA) waiting list for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program is open and accepting applications.

Applications are taken over the phone at this number, (559) 627-3700, extension 125, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Thursday, except holidays.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Tulare County Housing Authority 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, Tulare County Housing Authority 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 Tulare County Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (20%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (80%) to that of all housing authorities in California, Tulare County Housing Authority 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, Tulare County Housing Authority 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.

Tulare County 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)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Tulare County Housing Authority manages 4 rental properties which, as of the last set of publicly available data, have an average inspection score of 92. The scores for properties managed by Tulare County Housing Authority range from a high of 97 to a low of 84.

The highest scoring property in the Tulare County Housing Authority portfolio is Porterville and the lowest scoring property is Dinuba.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Tulare County Housing Authority have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

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 Tulare County Housing Authority.

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


Public Housing Projects


Public Housing Units


Section 8 Vouchers

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size


Program Type

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