Community Development Commission of Mendocino County is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.
Community Development Commission of Mendocino County serves Mendocino County.
|Mainstream (Non-Elderly Disabled) Housing Choice Voucher||Closed|
|Mendocino County, California Housing Choice Voucher||Closed|
During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.
Community Development Commission of Mendocino County Website: http://cdchousing.org/.
Community Development Commission of Mendocino County Phone: (707) 463-5462.
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:
Once the application has been completed, it must have been either:
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.
The Community Development Commission of Mendocino County (CDC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Pre-applications were last accepted from January 22, 2020, until January 30, 2020.
There were two ways to apply during the opening period:
Once the pre-application was completed, it must be either:
Dropped off or mailed to the CDC.
Faxed to the CDC.
Emailed to the CDC.
This waiting list had the following preferences:
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 CDC website.
Sources: This information was verified by the CDC website, as of January 27, 2020.
This waiting list is for rental assistance in Mendocino County, California.
Last Updated on 07/21/2020.
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.
You can check your waiting list status by phone by calling (707) 463-5462.
As of October 25th, 2021, it is not known if Community Development Commission of Mendocino County is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System 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 as of June 30th, 2021:
|Standard||Family Unification||Tenant Protection||Ported Out||VASH|
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$689||$1,032||$772||$881||$560|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.