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City of Pomona Housing Department

505 S. Garey Ave.
Pomona, Los Angeles County, California 91769

City of Pomona Housing Department is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

City of Pomona Housing Department serves Pomona.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
City of Pomona Housing Department Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other City of Pomona Housing Department 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 Pomona Housing Department Website: http://www.ci.pomona.ca.us/index.php/government/city-departments/community-development/housing.

City of Pomona Housing Department Phone: (909) 620-2311.

Closed: City of Pomona Housing Department Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The City of Pomona Housing Department (CPHD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for five days in July 2014, and before that in 2007. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply, applicants must have contacted the CPHD by phone to have an application delivered by mail.

An estimated 6,000 applications were requested by phone during the last opening.

The CPHD had a local preference for persons who work, live or go to school in the Pomona area.

Last Updated on 07/20/2015.

About City of Pomona Housing Department

More information about City of Pomona Housing Department can be found on its website at http://www.ci.pomona.ca.us/index.php/government/city-departments/community-development/housing.

Representatives of City of Pomona Housing Department may be available by phone at (909) 620-2311. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 03/01/2021, it is not known if City of Pomona Housing Department 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 Pomona Housing Department Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, City of Pomona Housing Department manages 942 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 VASH
Vouchers 915 5 22
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,152 $1,042 $1,016
Monthly Cost $1,053,823 $5,210 $22,353

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for City of Pomona Housing Department

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 5% having issued approximately 183 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 11 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 66 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $16,136 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 79% were extremely low income (ELI). 28% of households had wages as a major source of income, 9% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 61% 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, 38% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 29% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 33% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

37% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 34% of households with children have a female head of household. 82% of all households were headed by a female.

89% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 41% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the City of Pomona Housing Department Housing Choice Voucher program, 26% include at least one person with a disability. 38% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 72% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

34% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 30% 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 Pomona Housing Department voucher holders in 2016 was $403 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,149. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $82.



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.