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Housing Authority of the City of National City

140 E 12th Street, Suite B
National City, San Diego County, California 91950

Housing Authority of the City of National City is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of July 11th, 2020, Housing Authority of the City of National City has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Housing Authority of the City of National City Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of the City of National City serves National City.

Waiting List Statuses
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Housing Authority of the City of National City Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice

Open Housing Authority of the City of National City Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Housing Authority of the City of National City Website: http://www.nationalcityca.gov.

Housing Authority of the City of National City Phone: (619) 336-4254.

Open Until Further Notice: Housing Authority of the City of National City Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of National City (HACNC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice.

Please note: According to the HACNC, this waiting list is only open, "You must be either a low-income senior citizen 62 years of age or older, a low-income disabled individual, or a low-income family with dependent child(ren), wherein the head of the household or spouse lives or works in National City."

There are two ways to apply

  1. Download a print the pre-application on the HACNC website. The pre-application is available in English and Spanish. The links can be found in the middle of the page, titled "Application in English" and "Application in Spanish."
  2. Call the HACNC office at (619) 336-4254 from 7:00 am until 6:00 pm PT, Monday-Thursday, to have a pre-application mailed to you.

The HACNC has identified the following preferences: Live or work in National City, families with children, disabled, elderly (62+).

Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered tto the HACNC office, located at 140 E. 12th Street, Suite B, National City, CA 91950, during normal office hours.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

The estimated wait time to receive a voucher is 6-8 years.

Please visit the Section 8 FAQ page to find out how to update you pre-application.

For more information, visit the HACNC website, or call the office at (619)336-4254.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (619)336-4254.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/17/2017.

About Housing Authority of the City of National City

More information about Housing Authority of the City of National City can be found on its website at http://www.nationalcityca.gov.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of National City may be available by phone at (619) 336-4254. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/11/2020, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of National City is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


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

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of National City manages 1,060 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 1,053 7
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $908 $747
Monthly Cost $955,741 $5,227

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

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 6% having issued approximately 189 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 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 80 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 $16,682 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 76% were extremely low income (ELI). 30% of households had wages as a major source of income, 6% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 62% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

0% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 31% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 48% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 8% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

33% of households included children, 8% of which had two adults in the household. 28% of households with children have a female head of household. 78% of all households were headed by a female.

93% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 5% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of National City Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 24% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 50% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

45% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 37% with 2 bedrooms and 18% with 3 or more bedrooms. 12% 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 National City voucher holders in 2016 was $439 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $886. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $77.



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.