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City of Norwalk Housing Authority

12700 Norwalk Boulevard, Room 11
Norwalk, Los Angeles County, California 90650

Holiday Office Hours: City of Norwalk Housing Authority offices may be closed in observance of Independence Day.

City of Norwalk Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

City of Norwalk Housing Authority serves Norwalk.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
City of Norwalk Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other City of Norwalk Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

City of Norwalk Housing Authority Website: http://www.ci.norwalk.ca.us.

City of Norwalk Housing Authority Phone: (562) 929-5588.

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

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The City of Norwalk Housing Authority (CNHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for four days in September 2015, and before that in 2007. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.


Norwalk, CA is about 15 miles southeast of Los Angeles, CA.



To apply, prospective applicants were required to pick up a pre-application at the Norwalk Arts and Sports Complex Rich Rehearsal Hall.


Once the pre-application has been completed, it must have been mailed on any date from September 25, 2015 until October 2, 2015 to the CNHA office.


Letters postmarked before September 25, 2015 were placed last on the waiting list, and letters postmarked after October 2, 2015 were accepted. No applications were accepted in person.


The following preferences were identified: veterans, live or work in the City of Norwalk.


The CMHA closed the waiting list once 3,000 applications were distributed.


Qualified applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.


Once an applicant's name has reached the top of the waiting list and funding is available, the CNHA will notify them by mail.


The CNHA asks that applicants do not call or visit its office to find out their status on the waiting list. The information will not be available until after all applications have been processed.


Those placed on the waiting list in 2007 can check their status here.



For more information, visit the CNHA website, or call the CNHA office at (562) 929-5588.

Last Updated on 09/25/2015.

About City of Norwalk Housing Authority

Holiday Office Hours: City of Norwalk Housing Authority offices may be closed in observance of Independence Day.

More information about City of Norwalk Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.ci.norwalk.ca.us.

Representatives of City of Norwalk Housing Authority may be available by phone at (562) 929-5588. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/03/2020, it is not known if City of Norwalk 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 City of Norwalk Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, City of Norwalk Housing Authority manages 624 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, 2019:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 607 17
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $997 $1,606
Monthly Cost $605,322 $27,304

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for City of Norwalk 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 7% having issued approximately 97 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 22 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $16,582 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 79% were extremely low income (ELI). 24% of households had wages as a major source of income, 7% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 67% 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, 31% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 13% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 56% 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.

31% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 29% of households with children have a female head of household. 77% of all households were headed by a female.

93% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 14% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the City of Norwalk Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 21% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 42% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

55% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 12% 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 Norwalk Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $437 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $871. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $44.



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.