Fairfield Housing Authority

823b Jefferson St
Fairfield, Solano County, California 94533
(707) 428-7392

Open today from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Closed from noon to 1:00 pm every day and closed on the first and third Friday of every month.

Fairfield Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Fairfield, California that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Fairfield Housing Authority serves Fairfield.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Fairfield, California Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Laurel Gardens Project-Based Voucher Closed
Tenant Based Rental Assistance Closed

Other Fairfield Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Fairfield, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Fairfield Housing Authority (FHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in August, 2018; and before that for one day in July, 2016. 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.

This waiting list had the following preferences:  Those Terminated from Assistance Due to Lack of Funding, Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally, The Elderly, Persons with Disabilities,Working/Employed and Veterans.

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

For more information, visit the FHA website, or call the office at (707) 428-7400.

Last Updated on 10/14/2018.

Closed: Laurel Gardens Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The City of Fairfield Housing Authority (FHA) Project Based Voucher waiting list for Laurel Gardens is currently closed. It was last open for one day in August, 2018. 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.

This waiting list had the following preferences: The Homeless, Those Who Live in Substandard Housing, and Those Displaced by Government Action. 

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

For more information, visit the FHA website, or call the office at (707) 428-7400.

Last Updated on 08/15/2018.

Closed: Tenant Based Rental Assistance Waiting List

The Fairfield Housing Authority (FHA) Tenant Based Rental Assistance waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one day in August, 2018; and before that for one day in July, 2016. 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.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Those Terminated from Assistance Due to Lack of Funding, Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally, The Elderly, Persons with Disabilities,Working/Employed and Veterans.

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

For more information, visit the FHA website, or call the office at (707) 428-7400.

Last Updated on 08/15/2018.

About Fairfield Housing Authority

More information about Fairfield Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.fairfield.ca.gov/gov/depts/cr/authority.asp.

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status online at http://www.waitlistcheck.com/.

You can check your waiting list status by phone by calling 888-442-0374.

HCV Portability Status

As of 04/17/2018, Fairfield 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.

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 8:00am-5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

About the Fairfield Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Fairfield Housing Authority manages 845 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 763 5 25 49 3
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $773 $1,017 $752 $1,565 $241
Monthly Cost $590,099 $5,085 $18,794 $76,682 $723

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Fairfield 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 9% having issued approximately 97 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 95 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $16,345 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 73% were extremely low income (ELI). 24% of households had wages as a major source of income, 7% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 67% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 45% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 31% 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.

40% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 36% of households with children have a female head of household. 82% of all households were headed by a female.

76% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 58% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Fairfield Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 31% include at least one person with a disability. 43% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 79% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

31% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 45% with 2 bedrooms and 24% with 3 or more bedrooms. 20% 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 Fairfield Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $437 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $949. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $127.



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.