Anaheim Housing Authority

201 South Anaheim Boulevard, Suite 201
Anaheim, Orange County, California 92805

Anaheim Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) programs. As of July 29th, 2021, Anaheim Housing Authority has 7 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Anaheim Housing Authority serves Anaheim.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Emergency Housing Vouchers Open Now
Anaheim, California, Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Cherry Orchard, Hermosa Village, Pradera, and Vintage Crossing Limited Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Buena Esperanza Limited Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Bel'Age Manor and Miracle Terrace Limited Senior Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
El Verano Limited Senior Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Limited Affordable Rental Housing Program Open Until Further Notice
Anaheim, California, Limited General Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Anaheim Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Anaheim Housing Authority Website: https://www.anaheim.net/668/Housing-Authority.

Anaheim Housing Authority Phone: (714) 765-4320.

COVID-19 Update: As of May 3, 2021, the Anaheim Housing Authority website says:

"To help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Anaheim Housing Authority (AHA) office is currently open by appointment only

The AHA staff remain committed to helping you:

  • We are currently offering in-person, phone, and video (Zoom) call appointments. No walk-ins are accepted during this time. To schedule an appointment, please click here "

More information can be found on the AHA website.

Open Now: Emergency Housing Vouchers Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Anaheim Housing Authority (AHA) Emergency Housing Vouchers waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least July, 2021, until further notice.

Please note: According to the AHA public notice, "These new vouchers will help low-income households who are currently:

  • Homeless;
  • At risk of homelessness;
  • Fleeing, or attempting to flee, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking; or
  • Recently homeless and for whom providing rental assistance will prevent the family’s homelessness or having a high risk of housing instability."

To apply during the opening period, contact the Orange County Continuum of Care (OC CoC) by calling 2-1-1 and mentioning the “Emergency Housing Voucher Program."

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the AHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the AHA public notice on July 7, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Anaheim, California.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (714) 765-4320 or email AHAInfo@anaheim.net.

Last Updated on 07/12/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Anaheim, California, Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Anaheim Housing Authority (AHA) Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Pre-applications are being accepted from December 2, 2019, until further notice.

Please note: According to the AHA, "To qualify for the mainstream preference, a household member must satisfy all three eligibility criteria: (1) must be between 18 to 61 years old, (2) must be disabled, and (3) must currently be transitioning out of an institutional or other segregated setting, at serious risk of institutionalization, homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless. In order to apply, you must attach verification that you or a member of your household meets all three of the above criteria. Applications without the required documentation attached will be returned to you."

To apply during the opening period, mail a written request to receive an application by mail to the Anaheim Housing Authority at 201 S. Anaheim Blvd., Suite 201, Anaheim, CA 92805.

Once the application has been completed, it must be submitted in person to the Anaheim Housing Authority office located at 201 S. Anaheim Blvd., Suite 201, Anaheim, CA 92805.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Live or work in the city of Anaheim.
  • Veteran or current members of the American armed forces and the widowed spouses of veterans.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, read the AHA public notice or visit the AHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the City of Anaheim website, as of November 21, 2019.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Anaheim, California.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (714) 765-4311.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 03/03/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Cherry Orchard, Hermosa Village, Pradera, and Vintage Crossing Limited Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Anaheim Housing Authority (AHA) waiting list for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments at Cherry Orchard, Hermosa Village, Pradera, and Vintage Crossing is currently open on a limited basis. Applications are being accepted since at least May, 2018, until further notice.

Please note: According to the AHA, applicants must "Live/Work in Anaheim."

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Veteran, a surviving spouse of a Veteran or current member of the Armed Forces
  • Any adult works or has been hired to work in the City of Anaheim
  • Resident of the City of Anaheim
  • Disabled/Special Needs

It is not known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the AHA Project-Based Voucher Waiting Lists page, or the AHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (714) 765-4320.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 03/03/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Buena Esperanza Limited Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Anaheim Housing Authority (AHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for studio apartments at Buena Esperanza is currently open on a limited basis. Applications are being accepted from April 8, 2021, until further notice.

  • Buena Esperanza is located at 2691 W La Palma Ave, Anaheim, CA 92801 and offers furnished studio units to for 1-2 person families.

Please note: According to the AHA public notice, "This waiting list will be opened to individuals who are chronically homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Eligible applicants will be referred by the Orange County Coordinated Entry System (CES)."

To apply during the opening period, applicants must be referred by the Orange County Coordinated Entry System (CES). Information regarding CES is available here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Live or Work in Anaheim, California.
  • Veterans

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the AHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the AHA on March 4, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Anaheim, California.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (714) 765-4320 and leave us a voicemail OR email us at AHAInfo@anaheim.net .

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 04/21/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Bel'Age Manor and Miracle Terrace Limited Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Anaheim Housing Authority (AHA) waiting list for Senior (55+ and 62+) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments at Bel'Age Manor and Miracle Terrace is currently open on a limited basis. Applications are being accepted since at least March, 2018, until further notice. 

Please note: According to the AHA, applicants must "Live/Work in Anaheim."

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Veteran, a surviving spouse of a Veteran or current member of the Armed Forces
  • Any adult works or has been hired to work in the City of Anaheim
  • Resident of the City of Anaheim
  • Disabled/Special Needs

It is not known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the AHA Project-Based Voucher Waiting Lists page, or the AHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (714) 765-4320.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 03/03/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: El Verano Limited Senior Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Anaheim Housing Authority (AHA) waiting list for Senior (62+) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments at El Verano is currently open on a limited basis. Applications are being accepted since at least March, 2018, until further notice. 

Please note: According to the AHA, applicants must "Applicants must be at least 62 years old to apply. The waiting list will only be open for those who qualify for the Live or Work in Anaheim preference."

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • U.S. veterans

It is not known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, read the AHA public notice, or visit the AHA Project-Based Voucher Waiting Lists page, or the AHA website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Anaheim, California.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (714) 765-4320.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 03/03/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Limited Affordable Rental Housing Program Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Anaheim Housing Authority (AHA) Affordable Rental Housing Program interest list is currently open on a limited basis, since at least March, 2018, until further notice.

Please note:

  • According to the AHA, "Enrollees must live and/or work in the City of Anaheim."
  • According to the AHA, "The City has agreements with owners of specific units to keep rent levels below regular market rates...This is not a rental assistance program."
  • The AHA Affordable Rental Housing Program offers Family, Senior and Special Needs units.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application here
  2. Open and print the paper application online here. Select the "Affordable Rental Housing Interest Form" link in the "Consideration for Vacancies" section.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be either:

  1. Mailed to:
    Affordable Housing Interest List
    Mail Stop 1003
    P.O. Box 3222
    Anaheim, CA 92803-3222
  2. Dropped off in person to:
    CO/O: Affordable Housing
    201 S. Anaheim Blvd., 2nd Floor
    Anaheim, CA 92805
  3. Emailed to affordablehousing@anaheim.net.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live or work in the incorporated area of Anaheim.

It is not known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the AHA Affordable Housing page, or the AHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (714) 765-4320.

Last Updated on 03/03/2021.

Other Anaheim Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Anaheim, California, Limited General Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Anaheim Housing Authority (AHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for applicants who qualified for the Live or Work in Anaheim preference for 12 days in August, 2019; and before that for four days in April, 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live or work in Anaheim; U.S. Veterans.

10,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the AHA Housing Choice Voucher Program page, or the AHA website.

Last Updated on 11/27/2019.

About Anaheim Housing Authority

More information about Anaheim Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.anaheim.net/668/Housing-Authority.

Representatives of Anaheim Housing Authority may be available by phone at (714) 765-4320. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status online at http://anaheim.myhousing.com/status.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/29/2021, it is not known if Anaheim Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Anaheim Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Anaheim Housing Authority manages 5,622 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2020:

Standard Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 5,334 45 27 18 64 134
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,240 $1,205 $1,084 $1,067 $1,091 $1,174
Monthly Cost $6,614,996 $54,212 $29,266 $19,211 $69,792 $157,382

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Anaheim Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 8% having issued approximately 786 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 60 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $18,772 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 78% were extremely low income (ELI). 35% of households had wages as a major source of income, 5% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 60% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

0% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 34% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 43% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 5% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

34% of households included children, 14% of which had two adults in the household. 24% of households with children have a female head of household. 66% of all households were headed by a female.

72% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 8% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Anaheim Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 28% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 49% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

45% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 37% with 2 bedrooms and 17% with 3 or more bedrooms. 7% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Anaheim Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $505 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,124. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $70.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


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