Housing Authority of the City of Torrance

3031 Torrance Boulevard
Torrance, Los Angeles County, California 90503

Housing Authority of the City of Torrance is a Public Housing Agency in Torrance, California that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Housing Authority of the City of Torrance serves Torrance.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
City of Torrance Housing Assistance Office Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Housing Authority of the City of Torrance Waiting Lists

Closed: City of Torrance Housing Assistance Office Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The City of Torrance Housing Assistance Office (CTHAO) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in October 2009. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

 

Torrance, CA is about 20 miles southwest of Los Angeles, CA.

 

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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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

 

For more information, visit the CTHAO website, or call the office at (310) 618-5840.

Last Updated on 04/17/2018.

About Housing Authority of the City of Torrance

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of Torrance may be available by phone at (310) 618-5840. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Open today from 7:30am to 9:00am and 2:00pm to 5:30pm PT. Office is closed on alternating Fridays

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 7:30am-9:00am , 2:00pm-5:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am-9:00am , 2:00pm-5:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am-9:00am , 2:00pm-5:30pm
Thursday 7:30am-2:00pm , 9:00am-5:30pm
Friday 7:30am-9:00am , 2:00pm-5:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of 01/29/2020, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of Torrance 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 Torrance Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of Torrance manages 539 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2019:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 529 10
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $891 $1,299
Monthly Cost $471,228 $12,989

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

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 3% having issued approximately 199 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 12 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 85 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.8 persons and has a household income of $17,111 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 24% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 74% 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, 21% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 57% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 10% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

20% of households included children, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 15% of households with children have a female head of household. 72% of all households were headed by a female.

58% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 15% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Torrance Housing Choice Voucher program, 28% include at least one person with a disability. 42% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 46% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

61% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 31% with 2 bedrooms and 8% with 3 or more bedrooms. 10% 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 Torrance voucher holders in 2016 was $468 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $974. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $33.



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.