Housing Authority of the City of Madera

205 N. G Street
Madera, Madera County, California 93637
(559) 674-5695

Open today from 8:00am to 4:30pm. Closed on alternate Fridays

Housing Authority of the City of Madera is a Public Housing Agency in Madera, California that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Unification Program (FUP), and Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) programs. As of July 19th, 2019, Housing Authority of the City of Madera has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of the City of Madera serves Madera.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Indefinitely
Madera, California Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Housing Authority of the City of Madera Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Madera (HACM) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least May, 2019, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, pick up an application at the HACM office, located at 205 North G Street, Madera, California 93637, Monday through Thursday, from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, and Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm PT.

Once the application has been completed, it must be dropped off at the HACM office at the above address, during office hours.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live or Work Locally, Working/Employed, Displaced by Government Action, Displaced by Natural Disaster or Veterans.

For more information, visit the HACM website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (559) 674-5695.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/06/2019.

Other Housing Authority of the City of Madera Waiting Lists

Closed: Madera, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Madera (HACM) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for four days in May, 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the HACM website.

Last Updated on 06/06/2019.

About Housing Authority of the City of Madera

More information about Housing Authority of the City of Madera can be found on its website at https://maderaha.org/.

How To Update Your Application

Updates for Waiting List pre-applications are taken in person at the Madera Housing Authority office or by mailing in a specific form that has to be requested from the Madera Housing Authority. 

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/29/2019, Housing Authority of the City of Madera 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-5:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am-5:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am-5:30pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:30pm
Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

About the Housing Authority of the City of Madera Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the City of Madera manages 780 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 721 5 15 1 38
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $508 $214 $605 $1,299 $414
Monthly Cost $366,283 $1,069 $9,073 $1,299 $15,744

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Madera

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 7% having issued approximately 108 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 41 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 3.3 persons and has a household income of $14,251 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 66% were extremely low income (ELI). 36% of households had wages as a major source of income, 23% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 40% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 63% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 20% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 14% 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.

67% of households included children, 18% of which had two adults in the household. 58% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

84% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 17% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Madera Housing Choice Voucher program, 10% include at least one person with a disability. 18% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 86% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

17% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 33% with 2 bedrooms and 50% with 3 or more bedrooms. 15% 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 the City of Madera voucher holders in 2016 was $374 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $594. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $67.



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.


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