Community Development Commission of Mendocino County

1076 N State Street
Ukiah, Mendocino County, California 95482

Community Development Commission of Mendocino County is a Public Housing Agency in Ukiah, California that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 17th, 2019, Community Development Commission of Mendocino County has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Family Unification Program Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Limited Natural Disaster Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Community Development Commission of Mendocino County serves Mendocino County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Family Unification Program Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Limited Natural Disaster Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Mainstream (Non-Elderly Disabled) Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Mendocino County, California General Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Community Development Commission of Mendocino County Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Family Unification Program Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Community Development Commission of Mendocino County (CDC) Family Unification Program (FUP) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, from April 8, 2019 at 8:00 am PT, until further notice. 

Please note: To qualify for the Family Unification Program (FUP), households must be referred to CDC by the Family and Children’s Services department.

To apply during the opening period, contact your social worker at Family & Children’s Services (707) 463-7990.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Veteran or surviving spouse of a veteran, Involuntary Displaced by government action, natural disaster, and not living in standard, permanent, replacement housing, or will be involuntarily displaced through no action of your own. Specific criteria must be met. Live or work in Mendocino County, Families who have been affected by a federal or state declared natural disaster such as a fire, flood, earthquake or other natural cause in which the applicant’s housing was rendered uninhabitable

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

For more information, visit the CDC website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (707) 463-5462.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 10/17/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Limited Natural Disaster Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Community Development Commission of Mendocino County (CDC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open on a limited basis, since at least April, 2019, until further notice.

Please note: According to the CDC, "The waiting list for Housing Choice Voucher remains open for those who qualify for the following:

  • Natural Disaster Emergency Preference –Families who have been affected by a federal or state declared natural disaster such as a fire, flood, earthquake or other natural cause in which the applicant’s housing was rendered uninhabitable."

To apply during the opening period, download and print the application online. The application is available in English and Spanish.

For more information, visit the CDC website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (707) 463-5462.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 10/17/2019.

Other Community Development Commission of Mendocino County Waiting Lists

Closed: Mainstream (Non-Elderly Disabled) Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Community Development Commission of Mendocino County (CDC) Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from April 8, 2019, until an unknown close date. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: To qualify, applicants must be disabled and under 62 years old.

There were three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the application online.
  2. Pick up an application at the CDC offices.
  3. Call to request an application by email or fax.

Once the application has been completed, it must have been either:

  1. Mailed to the CDC offices.
  2. Dropped off at the the CDC offices.
  3. Faxed to (707-463-4188).
  4. Emailed to the CDC.

Important note: If the application is emailed or faxed to the CDC, the applicant must follow up by submitting the application in person to the CDC during office hours or mailing the original application to the CDC offices. No postmarked deadline is available.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Veteran or surviving spouse of a veteran, Involuntary Displaced by government action, natural disaster, and not living in standard, permanent, replacement housing, or will be involuntarily displaced through no action of your own. Specific criteria must be met. Live or work in Mendocino County, Families who have been affected by a federal or state declared natural disaster such as a fire, flood, earthquake or other natural cause in which the applicant’s housing was rendered uninhabitable

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, after sorting preferences.  

For more information, visit the CDC website.

Last Updated on 10/17/2019.

Closed: Mendocino County, California General Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Community Development Commission of Mendocino County (CDC) General Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the CDC website here.

Last Updated on 04/08/2019.

About Community Development Commission of Mendocino County

More information about Community Development Commission of Mendocino County can be found on its website at http://cdchousing.org/.

Representatives of Community Development Commission of Mendocino County may be available by phone at (707) 463-5462. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status by phone by calling (707) 463-5462.

Open today from 8:00am to 5:00pm PT. Visitors are seen by appointment only.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of 04/23/2018, Community Development Commission of Mendocino County 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 Community Development Commission of Mendocino County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Community Development Commission of Mendocino County manages 896 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 745 39 21 91
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $630 $673 $949 $561
Monthly Cost $469,680 $26,259 $19,937 $51,073

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Community Development Commission of Mendocino County

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 115 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 27 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $14,088 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 65% were extremely low income (ELI). 21% of households had wages as a major source of income, 6% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 72% 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, 37% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 29% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 32% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

31% of households included children, 9% of which had two adults in the household. 27% of households with children have a female head of household. 71% 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 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Community Development Commission of Mendocino County Housing Choice Voucher program, 33% include at least one person with a disability. 56% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 70% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

48% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 17% with 3 or more bedrooms. 14% 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 Community Development Commission of Mendocino County voucher holders in 2016 was $410 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $668. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $142.



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.