About Housing Authority of the City of National City

The Housing Authority of the City of National City is a Section 8 public housing agency in National City, California.

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

Housing Authority of the City of National City Waiting Lists

Housing Authority of the City of National City Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

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

Please note: According to the HACNC, this waiting list is only open, "for eligible low-income households and seniors that either live or work in National City." This information is incorrect. It is against HUD policy to have a residency requirement, unless for extremely rare special circumstances, and these circumstances do not apply to the HACNC. The HACNC Section 8 FAQ page states, "you can apply with the HANC if you do not live or work in National City, however, we must advise you that your application would be placed on the least priority list and the chances of your name coming up in the near future is slim to none. We can, upon written request, transfer your application to the proper Housing Authority in San Diego County, so that your application is given the proper residency preference. For further information, please call (619) 336-4254."

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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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.

Last Updated on 04/05/2016.


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

As of March 31st, 2016 the Housing Authority of the City of National City manages 1,117 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 1,115 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $758 $371
Monthly Cost $844,955 $741

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.


Affordable Apartments near Housing Authority of the City of National City

817 Eta Street
Park Villas Apartments is a 268 unit low income housing apartment community in National City.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in National City.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
2623 E Plaza Blvd
Summercrest is a 372 unit low income housing apartment community in National City.
650 E 14th St
Telacu Southbay Manor is a 75 unit low income housing apartment community in National City.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units