Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus

1701 Robertson Rd
Modesto, Stanislaus County, California 95351

Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus is a Public Housing Agency in Modesto, California that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of December 5th, 2019, Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Inyo, Mariposa, Mono, and Tuolumne County, California Limited Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus serves Alpine County, Amador County, Calaveras County, Inyo County, Mariposa County, Mono County, Stanislaus County and Tuolumne County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Inyo, Mariposa, Mono, and Tuolumne County, California Limited Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Inyo, Mariposa, Mono, and Tuolumne County, California Limited Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus (HACS): Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Inyo, Mariposa, Mono, and Tuolumne County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open on a limited basis. This waiting list opened on September 20, 2017 at 12:01 am PT, and is open until further notice.

Please note:

  • According to the HACS, "The Housing Authority is limiting the wait list opening to applicants who qualify for the Local “Residency Preference”. Only those applicants who are determined income eligible and either living in or working in the Counties identified will be admitted to the wait list. This wait list opening limitation is in accordance with HUD PIH Notice 2012-34"
  • This opening does not include Stanislaus County. The Stanislaus County waiting list is currently closed.

To apply, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live or work in the county selected. There may be additional preferences, but they have yet to be confirmed.

For more information, visit the HACS website, or call the office at (209) 557-2000.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (209) 557-2000.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/04/2018.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

As of July 2017, the Stanislaus County Housing Authority (SCHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and elderly/disabled individuals.

The current wait time is approximately up to 10 years for public housing.

To apply, the application must be picked up at their office, located at: 1701 Robertson Rd., Modesto, CA 95351, Monday-Friday, between the hours of 8:30am and 5:00pm.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed to the above address.

For more information, please visit the housing authority website at http://www.stancoha.org/, or call the office at (209) 557-2000. 

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 2095572000.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/11/2017.

About Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus

More information about Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus can be found on its website at http://www.stancoha.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus may be available by phone at (209) 557-2000. 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 557-2021.

Open today from 8:30am to 5:00pm PT.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:30am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of 05/04/2018, Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus is absorbing 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 County of Stanislaus Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus manages 4,678 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 VASH
Vouchers 4,279 204 47 148
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $600 $715 $1,410 $467
Monthly Cost $2,567,385 $145,881 $66,276 $69,166

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

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 5% having issued approximately 906 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 44 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $15,024 per year. 91% of households were very low income (VLI) and 61% were extremely low income (ELI). 22% of households had wages as a major source of income, 13% 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, 48% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 29% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

45% of households included children, 13% of which had two adults in the household. 40% of households with children have a female head of household. 78% of all households were headed by a female.

49% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 15% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus Housing Choice Voucher program, 24% include at least one person with a disability. 37% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 77% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

26% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 43% with 2 bedrooms and 31% with 3 or more bedrooms. 18% 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 Stanislaus voucher holders in 2016 was $414 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $650. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $132.



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.


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