Housing Authority of Kings County is a Public Housing Agency in Hanford, California that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of September 18th, 2019, Housing Authority of Kings County has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The Kings County, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.
Housing Authority of Kings County serves Kings County.
|Kings County, California Housing Choice Voucher||Open Until Further Notice|
|Public Housing||Open Until Further Notice|
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
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:
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.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 559-582-2806 ext. 3120.
Last Updated on 09/20/2018.
How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting ListThe Kings County Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 5595822806.
Last Updated on 05/22/2015.
More information about Housing Authority of Kings County can be found on its website at http://www.hakc.com/. Representatives of Housing Authority of Kings County may be available by phone at (559) 582-2806. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
Open today from 8:00am to 5:00pm PT.
As of 04/10/2018, Housing Authority of Kings 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 most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of Kings County manages 556 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$564||$1,638|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.