Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus

1701 Robertson Rd
Modesto, Stanislaus County, California
(209) 557-2000

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

Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus is a public housing agency in Modesto, California that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs. As of December 10th, 2018, 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.

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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/.

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status by phone by calling (557)-202-1.

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.

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

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 4,223 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 3,843 204 46 130
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $547 $633 $1,051 $463
Monthly Cost $2,102,660 $129,093 $48,346 $60,198

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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4121 Honey Creek Rd
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Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
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Apartment Communities managed by Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus

608 E Granger Ave
Modesto, California
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Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Modesto.
Income Based
HOME Investment Partnerships Program
Accepts Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV)
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