Imperial Valley Housing Authority

1401 D Street
Brawley, Imperial County, California 92227

Imperial Valley Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Brawley, California that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of September 21st, 2019, Imperial Valley Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Imperial Valley Housing Authority serves Imperial County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Imperial Valley County, California Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Imperial Valley Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

As of July 2017, the Imperial Valley Housing Authority (IVHA) is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply:

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the IVHA office at the above address.

This waiting list has the following preferences: veterans, or living in substandard conditions.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by the date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the IVHA website, or call the office at (760) 351-7000. 

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 7603517000.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/11/2017.

Other Imperial Valley Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Imperial Valley County, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

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

Last Updated on 04/09/2018.

About Imperial Valley Housing Authority

More information about Imperial Valley Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.ivha.org/.

Representatives of Imperial Valley Housing Authority may be available by phone at (760) 351-7000. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 03/28/2018, Imperial Valley Housing Authority is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Imperial Valley Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Imperial Valley Housing Authority manages 1,595 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,484 6 5 100
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $383 $386 $1,193 $316
Monthly Cost $568,223 $2,315 $5,963 $31,620

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Imperial Valley Housing Authority

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 341 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 34 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $13,589 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 30% of households had wages as a major source of income, 9% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 61% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 41% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 36% 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.

42% of households included children, 10% of which had two adults in the household. 37% of households with children have a female head of household. 78% of all households were headed by a female.

96% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 2% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Imperial Valley Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 14% include at least one person with a disability. 25% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 41% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

42% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 22% with 3 or more bedrooms. 10% 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 Imperial Valley Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $336 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $470. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $61.



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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