City of Vallejo Housing Authority

200 Georgia Street
Vallejo, Solano County, California 94590

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

City of Vallejo Housing Authority offers Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Vallejo.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Housing Authority of the City of Vallejo Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Sacramento Street Apartments Project-Based Voucher Closed

Other City of Vallejo Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Housing Authority of the City of Vallejo Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Vallejo, CA (NE suburb of San Francisco) waiting list for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program was l open from Monday, March 16, 2015 until Friday, March 20, 2015.


Applications were accepted online only.

Many local agencies had volunteered their services to assist applicants who did not have computer access.

It had been eight (8) years since the waiting list was opened in 2007 for Vallejo, CA and it will have a years-long wait for the Section 8 housing vouchers. There are currently 300-500 households on the list.

 

The announcement was made on Thursday, March 12, 2015 in three languages - English, Spanish and Tagalog - that the city housing officials made this rare announcement for a the brief open application period.

 

Vallejo's housing authority has over 2,300 vouchers, but recently 100+ become available. Fifty have been given out with 50 remaining.

Preferences were:

  • life or work in the city
  • if you lived in a unit that has been determined to be uninhabitable by a natural or fire disaster

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by preference, date, and time; they will be notified via mail once their name/application has reached the top of the list.

 

Last Updated on 04/24/2018.

Closed: Sacramento Street Apartments Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Vallejo Housing Authority (VHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Sacramento Street Apartments is closed

The VHA last accepted applications for this waiting list from July 22, 2022, until August 5, 2022; or until 1,000 applications were received. 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.

Please note: This waiting list was also managed by Eden Housing, The Eden Housing public notice stated "Sacramento Street Apartments will be geared toward unhoused persons and unhoused families. Applicants may access computers at the John F. Kennedy Library located at 505 Santa Clara Street, Vallejo, or Springstowne Library located at 1003 Oakwood Avenue, Vallejo."

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Displaced Due to Natural Disaster
  • Participant of the Temporary Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program
  • Local Resident
  • Lease-in place

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the VHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Eden Housing public notice on July 19, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Vallejo, California .

Last Updated on 08/05/2022.

HCV Portability Status

As of September 24th, 2022, City of Vallejo Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


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

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, City of Vallejo Housing Authority manages 1,554 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, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,493 10 41 10
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $965 $807 $1,127 $3,542
Monthly Cost $1,440,138 $8,067 $46,189 $35,417

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for City of Vallejo 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 5% having issued approximately 390 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 64 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 $16,840 per year. 90% of households were very low income (VLI) and 68% were extremely low income (ELI). 30% of households had wages as a major source of income, 8% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 59% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 52% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 22% 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.

45% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 42% of households with children have a female head of household. 81% of all households were headed by a female.

88% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 73% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the City of Vallejo Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 27% 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. 88% 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, 40% with 2 bedrooms and 36% with 3 or more bedrooms. 27% 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 Vallejo Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $503 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $912. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $120.



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.