City of Encinitas Housing Authority

505 South Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA

There is one waiting list open now offered by City of Encinitas Housing Authority.

City of Encinitas Housing Authority Waiting Lists

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Encinitas, California Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice

City of Encinitas Housing Authority offers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs in Encinitas.

Go to the California Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the California Public Housing Waiting Lists page for more nearby housing applications.

Open Until Further Notice: Encinitas, California Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The City of Encinitas Housing Authority (CEHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice.

Please note: The CEHA website says says, "If you do not live/work in Encinitas, then we anticipate that your name WILL NOT be reached on our waiting list. If you live outside of our area, it is suggested that you contact the housing authority that covers the area in which you live." Some housing authorities use this wording to dissuade non-local applicants of applying. The CEHA cannot deny your application simply if you are a non-local applicant. Applicants are not required to live in the area to apply.

To apply, download and print the application online here. In the "Waiting List" section, click the link for an English or Spanish application.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed to:

City of Encinitas Housing Authority
Waiting List Coordinator
505 S. Vulcan Avenue
Encinitas, CA 92024

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live or work in the City of Encinitas, elderly, veteran, disabled, working.

If an applicant is added to the waiting list, they will be notified by mail. Persons on the waiting list can check their status by calling (760) 633-2723, or emailing housing@encinitasca.gov. 

For more information, visit the CEHA website, or call the office at (760) 633-2723.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 760-633-2723.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/17/2018.

About City of Encinitas Housing Authority

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status by phone by calling (760)-633-2723.

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

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, City of Encinitas Housing Authority manages 97 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 46 1 50
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,040 $524 $1,095
Monthly Cost $47,856 $524 $54,748
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 6% having issued approximately 20 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 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 84 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.5 persons and has a household income of $16,853 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 19% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 79% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

-1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 15% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 62% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 11% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

13% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 12% of households with children have a female head of household. 78% of all households were headed by a female.

22% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 3% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the City of Encinitas Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 36% include at least one person with a disability. 49% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 55% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

61% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 4% with 3 or more bedrooms. 13% 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 Encinitas Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $427 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $999. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $39.

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.