Housing Authority of the City of Santa Paula

15500 West Telegraph Road
Santa Paula, Ventura County, California 93060

Housing Authority of the City of Santa Paula is a Public Housing Agency in Santa Paula, California that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of December 12th, 2019, Housing Authority of the City of Santa Paula has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The City of Santa Paula Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of the City of Santa Paula serves Santa Paula.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
City of Santa Paula Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice

Open Housing Authority of the City of Santa Paula Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: City of Santa Paula Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 8055353339.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/12/2018.

About Housing Authority of the City of Santa Paula

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of Santa Paula may be available by phone at (805) 535-3339. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status by phone by calling 805-525-3339.

Open today from 8:00am to 5:00pm PT. Clsoed for lunch from noon to 1:30pm

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of 04/12/2018, Housing Authority of the City of Santa Paula is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Paula Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the City of Santa Paula manages 541 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Family Unification Ported Out
Vouchers 537 1 3
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $763 $989 $747
Monthly Cost $409,471 $989 $2,242

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Santa Paula

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 82 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 11 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 68 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 $19,207 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 76% were extremely low income (ELI). 33% of households had wages as a major source of income, 5% 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, 40% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 40% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 4% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

38% of households included children, 8% of which had two adults in the household. 34% of households with children have a female head of household. 75% of all households were headed by a female.

85% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 1% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Paula Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 31% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 49% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

36% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 39% with 2 bedrooms and 26% with 3 or more bedrooms. 9% 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 Santa Paula voucher holders in 2016 was $478 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $944. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $96.



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.