About Housing Authority of the City of Needles

The Housing Authority of the City of Needles is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Needles, California.

The Housing Authority of the City of Needles serves Needles.

Housing Authority of the City of Needles Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The City of Needles Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority offer one big apartment community for families and senior/disabled individuals, located in Needles.

To apply for public housing you can pick up an application by visiting the housing authority located at: 908 Sycamore Dr, Needles, CA 92363, during normal office hours, or you can have one mailed to you by calling 760-326-3222, during normal office hours. Be sure to include copies of birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income, any assets, and photo IDs for all adult household members, with your application.

Once you have completed the application it can be mailed or hand delivered to the above address.

This housing authority lists the following preferences that may improve your spot on the waiting list as: local resident, elderly, disabled, employed, or a veteran. They also go by the date and time your application is received.

For more information the housing authority can be reached during normal business hours by calling 760-326-3222.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.


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

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the City of Needles manages 20 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 20
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $402
Monthly Cost $8,048

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

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 4% having issued approximately 6 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of -1 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $11,764 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 9% of households had wages as a major source of income, 9% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 83% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

-1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 39% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 35% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 26% 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.

31% of households included children, 9% of which had two adults in the household. 26% of households with children have a female head of household. 78% of all households were headed by a female.

26% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 9% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Needles Housing Choice Voucher program, 31% include at least one person with a disability. 59% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 100% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

13% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 52% with 2 bedrooms and 35% with 3 or more bedrooms. 43% 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 Needles voucher holders in 2016 was $272 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $611. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $158.



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.