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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 that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of September 29th, 2020, Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Oak Leaf Meadows Project-Based 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
Oak Leaf Meadows Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Inyo, Mariposa, Mono, and Tuolumne County, California Limited Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Stanislaus County, California Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some 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, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus Website: http://www.stancoha.org/.

Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus Phone: (209) 557-2000.

Open Until Further Notice: Oak Leaf Meadows Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus (HACS) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at Oak Leaf Meadows is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least September 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application available here.

The maximum income limits for each household size are as follows:

  • 1 Person $24,500 | 5 Persons $37,750
  • 2 Persons $28,000 | 6 Persons $40,550
  • 3 Persons $31,500 | 7 Persons $43,350
  • 4 Persons $34,950 | 8 Persons $46,150

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Families who are either currently residing or employed within the City of Oakdale, and those applicants who are U.S. Veteran households.

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

For more information, visit the HACS website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Oakdale Leader public notice, as of September 24, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Oakdale, California.

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.

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 09/25/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Public 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.

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.

Other Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus Waiting Lists

Closed: 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) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Inyo, Mariposa, Mono, and Tuolumne County is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on a limited basis, from September 20, 2017, until November 22, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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"

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

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Inyo, Mariposa, Mono, and Tuolumne County, California.

Last Updated on 09/28/2020.

Closed: Stanislaus County, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus (HACS) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Stanislaus County is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the HACS website.

Last Updated on 09/28/2020.

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 September 29th, 2020, it is not known if Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus manages 4,393 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 Family Unification Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 4,038 187 34 134
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $594 $725 $1,262 $506
Monthly Cost $2,397,830 $135,523 $42,904 $67,798

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.


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

Westley Area

524 Merced St
Newman, California

Hughson Scattered Sites

1035 E D St
Oakdale, California

Modesto Area

1711 Robertson Rd
Modesto, California

Modesto Scattered Sites

1336 Leonard Ave
Modesto, California

Modesto Scattered Sites

4121 Honey Creek Rd
Modesto, California

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

Pine Meadows Apartments

608 E Granger Ave
Modesto, California
Income Based
2 BR