About City of Compton Housing Authority

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

The City of Compton Housing Authority serves Compton.

City of Compton Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Compton, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The City of Compton Housing Authority (CCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for four days in September 2017. 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. The application was available in multiple languages.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live, work or hired to work in Compton; homeless; veteran; disabled; elderly; and victims of domestic violence.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, after sorting preferences. Waiting list status is available after November 13, 2017 online here, or by calling 1 (844) 254-6338.

For more information, visit the CCHA website, or call the office at (310) 605-3080.

Last Updated on 09/28/2017.

More information about City of Compton Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.comptoncity.org/depts/housing/default.asp.


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

As of the most recent VMS report, City of Compton Housing Authority manages 623 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Ported Out
Vouchers 611 1 11
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $775 $677 $1,446
Monthly Cost $473,275 $677 $15,904

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for City of Compton 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 3% having issued approximately 257 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 13 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 104 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $17,074 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 34% of households had wages as a major source of income, 14% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 51% 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, 51% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 31% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

47% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 45% of households with children have a female head of household. 90% of all households were headed by a female.

99% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 91% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the City of Compton Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 27% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 79% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

23% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 47% with 2 bedrooms and 30% with 3 or more bedrooms. 19% 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 Compton Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $424 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,172. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $64.



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.