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Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt

735 West Everding Street
Eureka, Humboldt County, California 95503

Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt is a Public Housing Agency in Eureka, California that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of May 28th, 2020, Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Humboldt County, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt serves Humboldt County.

The Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt and the Housing Authority of the City of Eureka operate together as the Housing Authority of the City of Eureka and County of Humboldt.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Humboldt County, California Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Unknown
Family Housing Unknown
Senior Housing Unknown

Open Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming 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, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.

Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt Website: http://eureka-humboldt-hsg.org/.

Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt Phone: (707) 443-4583.

Open Until Further Notice: Humboldt County, California 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Eureka and County of Humboldt (HACECH) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice.

To apply, pick up an application at the HACECH office, located at 735 West Everding Street, Eureka, CA 95503.

For more information, visit the HACECH website, or call the office at (707) 443-4583.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 7074434583.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/26/2018.

Other Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt Waiting Lists

Unknown: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

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

Last Updated on 07/27/2018.

Unknown: Family Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

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

Last Updated on 07/27/2018.

Unknown: Senior Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

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

Last Updated on 07/27/2018.

About Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt

More information about Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt can be found on its website at http://eureka-humboldt-hsg.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt may be available by phone at (707) 443-4583. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Open today from 9:00am to 4:30pm PT. Closed on alternate Fridays

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 9:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday 9:00am-4:30pm
Thursday 9:00am-4:30pm
Friday 9:00am-4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of 05/28/2020, it is not known if Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt 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 County of Humboldt Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt manages 877 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 VASH
Vouchers 818 1 58
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $530 $766 $417
Monthly Cost $433,859 $766 $24,183

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt

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 11% having issued approximately 88 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 22 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.9 persons and has a household income of $13,684 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 66% were extremely low income (ELI). 17% 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 77% 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, 37% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 29% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 33% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

26% of households included children, 8% of which had two adults in the household. 23% of households with children have a female head of household. 70% of all households were headed by a female.

24% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 4% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the County of Humboldt Housing Choice Voucher program, 40% include at least one person with a disability. 63% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 79% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

49% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 16% with 3 or more bedrooms. 17% 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 County of Humboldt voucher holders in 2016 was $369 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $618. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $142.



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.