About Housing Authority of Kings County

The Housing Authority of Kings County is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Hanford, California.

The Housing Authority of Kings County serves Kings County, Hanford, Corcoran, Lemoore, Armona, Avenal, Grangeville, Hardwick, Home Garden, Kettleman City, Lemoore Station and Stratford.

Housing Authority of Kings County Waiting Lists

Housing Authority of Kings County Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Housing Authority of Kings County (HAKC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list opened on April 24, 2015, and is open indefinitely.

 

To apply, download and print the pre-application online here.

 

Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the following locations during normal office hours:

 

  • Hanford Management Office, located at 670 S Irwin Street, Hanford, CA 93230.
  • Corcoran Management Office, located at 700 6 1/2 Avenue, Corcoran, CA 93212.

Applicants will receive a confirmation number upon submitting the pre-application. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

 

For more information, visit the HAKC website, or call the office at (559) 582-2806.

Last Updated on 07/17/2017.

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Kings County Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority has 3 public housing communities, located throughout Kings County.

1. Sunnyside Village is a 151 unit community, ranging from 1-5 bedrooms, located in Hanford.
2. Sycamore Court is a 17 unit community , ranging from 2-3 bedrooms, and is located in Armona.
3. Valley View Village is a 100 unit community, ranging from 1-5 bedrooms, and is located in Corcoran.

To apply for public housing there are two different applications that can be downloaded, to print and complete. You can find them here:  http://www.hakc.com/applications.htm

Once you have completed the application, it can be mailed or hand delivered to: 670 S. Irwin St., Hanford, CA 93230, or 700 6 1/2 Ave., Corcoran, CA 93212, these offices are open Monday-Friday, during normal office hours, and closed one Friday of the month.

For more information you can visit the housing authority website at http://www.hakc.com/, or the housing authority can be reached by calling 559-582-3120 or 559-992-2957, during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.


About the Housing Authority of Kings County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of Kings County manages 554 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 553 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $531 $1,551
Monthly Cost $293,620 $1,551

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Kings 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 11% having issued approximately 55 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 78 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 3 persons and has a household income of $13,337 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 68% 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 57% 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, 57% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 21% 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.

57% of households included children, 9% of which had two adults in the household. 49% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

77% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 24% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Kings County Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 32% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 81% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

21% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 47% 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 Housing Authority of Kings County voucher holders in 2016 was $406 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $666. 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.


Public Housing Operated by Housing Authority of Kings County

600 S Douty St
Hanford, California
Sunnyside Village Kings County is a 168 unit low income housing apartment community in Hanford.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
2501 Garvey Ave
Corcoran, California
Valley View Village Kings County is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in Corcoran.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
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