Yolo County Housing
147 West Main Street
Woodland, Yolo County, CA

530-662-5428 http://ych.ca.gov/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Yolo County Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on January 4th, 2016.

The Yolo County Housing (YCH) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when the waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the YCH website, or call the office at (530) 662-5428.

Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Yolo County Housing Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update April 11th, 2016.

Yolo County Housing (YCH) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The YCH offers six apartment communities for families, and one community for senior households.

Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

To apply, complete the online pre-application. The pre-application is available in English, Spanish, and Russian.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live and/or work in Yolo County, displaced by government action, veteran, working, disabled, and elderly.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the YCH website, or call the office at (530) 662-5428.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Yolo County Housing administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 5 projects which contain 431 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,727 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Yolo County Housing is determined to be a Medium Low public housing authority, meaning it manages between 250 - 499 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 Yolo County Housing between Public Housing Units (20%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (80%) to that of all housing authorities in California, Yolo County Housing 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, Yolo County Housing scored an average of 69 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 96 in 2001 and a low score of 21 in 2006. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in California is 75.30.

Yolo County Housing has an average score that is less 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 Yolo County Housing .

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 5/30/12 Plan
2011 9/28/11 Plan
2010 6/25/10 Plan
2009 8/13/09 Plan
2008 8/29/08 Plan
2007 10/11/07 Plan
2006 12/12/06 Plan
2005 8/5/05 Plan
2004 6/29/04 Plan
2003 5/30/03 Plan
2002 8/1/02 Plan
2001 6/26/01 Plan
2000 11/6/00 Plan