Housing Authority of the County of Monterey

123 Rico Street, Salinas, CA

There are four waiting lists open now offered by Housing Authority of the County of Monterey.

Housing Authority of the County of Monterey Waiting Lists

Waiting ListStatus
Gateway Apartments, 1-Bedroom, Near Elderly Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Open Now
Villa del Monte, Studio and 1-Bedroom Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Open Now
Housing Authority of the County of Monterey Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Farm Labor Housing Open Until Further Notice
Monterey County, CA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Housing Authority of the County of Monterey offers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs in Monterey County.

Go to the California Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the California Public Housing Waiting Lists page for more nearby housing applications.

Open Now: Gateway Apartments, 1-Bedroom, Near Elderly Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of Monterey (HACM) Near Elderly Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at Gateway Apartments is currently open.

The HACM is accepting applications for this waiting list from November 7, 2022 at 7:30 am, until November 30, 2022 at 5:30 pm PT.

Please note: Applicants must be 55 years+ older to apply.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Pick up an application in person at the HACM central office, 123 Rico St., Salinas, CA 939072
  2. Complete the online application available here.

Once the paper application is completed, it must be either:

  1. Hand delivered to HACM office, located at 123 Rico St., Salinas, CA 939072, from 7:30 AM, until 5:30 PM.
  2. Mailed to the HACM office mentioned above postmarked prior to 5:30 pm on the closing date.
  3. Faxed to (831) 424-9153.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed. 

It is not known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HACM website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACM public notice on November 1, 2022. 

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Salinas, California.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (831) 754-2951 or by email at lvera@hamontrey.org..

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 11/07/2022.

Open Now: Villa del Monte, Studio and 1-Bedroom Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of Monterey (HACM) Elderly Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for Studio and 1-Bedroom apartments at Villa del Monte is open.

The HACM is accepting applications for this waiting list from November 7, 2022 at 7:30 am, until November 30, 2022 at 5:30 pm PT.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Pick up an application in person at the HACM central office, 123 Rico St., Salinas, CA 939072
  2. Complete the online application available here.

Once the paper application is completed, it must be either:

  1. Hand delivered to HACM office, located at 123 Rico St., Salinas, CA 939072, from 7:30 AM, until 5:30 PM.
  2. Mailed to the HACM office mentioned above postmarked prior to 5:30 pm on the closing date.
  3. Faxed to (831) 424-9153.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed. 

It is not known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HACM website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACM public notice on November 1, 2022. 

Service Area

This waiting list is for Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Peninsula, California.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (831) 754-2951 or by email at lvera@hamontrey.org..

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 11/07/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Section 8 Project-Based 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.

The Housing Authority of the County of Monterey (HACM) is currently accepting Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list applications. Waiting lists for a specific bedroom size or property may be closed.

To apply, visit the HACM website, and scroll down to the "Project Based Waiting Lists" section. Download and print the application for properties of interest with an open waiting list.

Once the application has been completed, it can be hand delivered to the HACM office, located at 123 Rico Street, Salinas, CA 93907, or faxed to (831) 424-9153.

For more information, visit the HACM website, or call the office at (831) 775-5000.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 8317755000.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 07/13/2017.

Open Until Further Notice: Farm Labor Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Housing Authority of the County of Monterey (HACM) is currently accepting Farm Labor Housing waiting list applications. Waiting lists for a specific bedroom size or property may be closed.

Please note: According to the HACM, "One of the requirements for eligibility is that 65% of your income or a minimum of $5725.50 must be from farm labor."

The HACM Farm Labor Housing program offers three communities with 2-4 bedroom units. The minimum and maximum number of persons allowed for each bedroom size is available on the application.

To apply, download and print the application online here. The application is in both English and Spanish.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the HACM office, located at 123 Rico St., Salinas, CA.

For more information, visit the HACM website, or call the office at (831) 775-5000.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 8317755000.

Last Updated on 07/13/2017.

Closed: Monterey County, CA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of Monterey (HACM) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for more than two weeks in October 2017; and before that from September until October 2015, and in 2008. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences: HCV assistance terminated due to insufficient funding, Monterey County resident; working 24+ hours a week; enrolled in job training or educational program; elderly; disabled, U.S. veteran or surviving spouse; involuntarily displaced by government action; victim of domestic violence; live in a place that accepts HCV vouchers; homeless persons referred by County of Monterey Continuum of Care who are existing transitional housing programs or emergency shelters with no other permanent housing options, formerly homeless families or homeless families enrolled in case management, transitional housing, or other self-sufficiency program.

25% of applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HACM website, or call the office at (831) 775-5000.

Last Updated on 11/01/2017.

About Housing Authority of the County of Monterey

About the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the County of Monterey manages 3,355 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 2,990 3 32 71 17 214
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,151 $878 $1,185 $1,230 $317 $988
Monthly Cost $3,442,424 $2,635 $37,907 $87,358 $5,381 $211,534
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 9% having issued approximately 368 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 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 24 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $18,870 per year. 89% of households were very low income (VLI) and 63% were extremely low income (ELI). 30% 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 64% 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, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 38% 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.

36% of households included children, 10% of which had two adults in the household. 30% of households with children have a female head of household. 70% of all households were headed by a female.

73% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 7% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the County of Monterey Housing Choice Voucher program, 27% include at least one person with a disability. 40% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 76% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

43% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 29% with 2 bedrooms and 28% 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 County of Monterey voucher holders in 2016 was $461 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $892. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $94.

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.

Public Housing Apartments Operated by Housing Authority of the County of Monterey

Scattered Sites

1415 Del Monte Ave
Salinas, California

Scattered Sites

531 Watson St
Monterey, California

Los Ositos

1083 Elm Ave
Greenfield, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR

Northridge Plaza

1511 Wheeler Dr
Salinas, California

Elgin Village

350 Casentini St
Salinas, California

Casa De Oro Apartment

48 C St
Gonzales, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+

Low Income Housing Managed by Housing Authority of the County of Monterey

Portola Vista

20 Del Monte Ave
Monterey, California
Rent Assisted

Salinas Family RAD Apartments

44 Natividad Rd
Salinas, California
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Rent Assisted

East Salinas Family RAD Apartments

1062 Sanborn Rd
Salinas, California
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Rent Assisted

Gonzales Family RAD Apartments

48 C Street
Gonzales, California
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Rent Assisted

One Hacienda

233 Calle Cebu
Salinas, California
Affordable

Haciendas 3 (Hikari)

40 East Rossi Street
Salinas, California
Call For Rent
1-4 BR
Affordable

Dai-Ichi Village

30 E Rossi St
Salinas, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
62+
Affordable

Salinas Gateway Senior Apartments

25 LINCOLN AVE
Salinas, California
Call For Rent
Studio-2 BR
55+