About Crescent City Hsg Auth

The Crescent City Hsg Auth is a Section 8 public housing agency in Crescent City, California.

The Crescent City Hsg Auth serves Crescent City.


About the Crescent City Hsg Auth Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Crescent City Hsg Auth manages 536 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 523 8 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $446 $697 $268
Monthly Cost $233,009 $5,579 $1,339

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Crescent City Hsg Auth

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 12% having issued approximately 44 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 7 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 $14,415 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 62% were extremely low income (ELI). 26% of households had wages as a major source of income, 15% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 58% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

8% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 47% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 23% 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.

49% of households included children, 16% of which had two adults in the household. 41% of households with children have a female head of household. 77% of all households were headed by a female.

25% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 1% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Crescent City Hsg Auth Housing Choice Voucher program, 24% include at least one person with a disability. 40% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 89% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

26% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 48% with 2 bedrooms and 26% with 3 or more bedrooms. 16% 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 Crescent City Hsg Auth voucher holders in 2016 was $383 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $547. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $156.



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.


Affordable Apartments near Crescent City Hsg Auth

1755 Northcrest Dr
Redwood Cove is a 40 unit low income housing apartment community in Crescent City.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units
1125 Oregon Street
Crescent City Senior Apartments is a 76 unit low income housing apartment community in Crescent City.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Crescent City.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
1500 Summer Park Ct
Summer Park Apartments is a 56 unit low income housing apartment community in Crescent City.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Crescent City.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit