About City of Anaheim Housing Authority

The City of Anaheim Housing Authority is a Section 8 Public Housing Agency in Anaheim, California.

The City of Anaheim Housing Authority serves Anaheim.

City of Anaheim Housing Authority Waiting Lists

City of Anaheim Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The City of Anaheim Housing Authority (CA) has now closed the waiting list for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program.

Applications were accepted online.

The online application provided you confirmation number when you've completed the application; please write it down and keep it for future reference. 

If you have an update/change to your application, please use the downloadable PDF form (http://www.anaheim.net/com_dev/aRT/pre-app_update.pdf)

Preferences were: 
  • you may improve your spot on the waiting list if you are living or working in Anaheim.  
  • if not, your wait on the list could be indefinite 

Last Updated on 07/20/2015.


About the City of Anaheim Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, City of Anaheim Housing Authority manages 5,958 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 5,608 56 91 29 14 160
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $969 $912 $871 $735 $1,182 $941
Monthly Cost $5,431,515 $51,077 $79,267 $21,309 $16,541 $150,555

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for City of 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 City of 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 City of 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.