Placer County Housing Authority

11552 B Avenue
Auburn, Placer County, California 95603

Placer County Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Auburn, California that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Placer County Housing Authority serves Placer County but does not serve Roseville.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Placer County, California Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Placer County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Placer County, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Placer County Housing Authority (PCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for 11 days from October until November 2017; and before that for 10 days in October 2014. 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: Terminated from HCV program due to insufficient funding, elderly and live or work in Placer County (with the exception of Roseville); disabled and live or work in Placer County (with the exception of Roseville); veteran and live or work in Placer County (with the exception of Roseville); homeless in Placer County (with the exception of Roseville) and are in transitional housing, shelter programs, or fleeing form domestic violence; homeless and referred by a partnering Social Services agency.

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

For more information, visit the PCHA website, or call the office at (530) 889-7692.

Last Updated on 04/09/2018.

About Placer County Housing Authority

More information about Placer County Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.placer.ca.gov/departments/hhs/public_assistance/housingvoucherprogram.

Representatives of Placer County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (530) 889-7692. 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 online at http://www.waitlistcheck.com/.

You can check your waiting list status by phone by calling (530)-889-7676.

HCV Portability Status

As of 03/26/2018, Placer County 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 Placer County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Placer County Housing Authority manages 293 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 244 1 4 44
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $667 $504 $1,258 $602
Monthly Cost $162,837 $504 $5,031 $26,476

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Placer County 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 12% having issued approximately 25 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 16 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.8 persons and has a household income of $15,122 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 65% were extremely low income (ELI). 18% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 76% 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, 34% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 30% 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.

22% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 21% of households with children have a female head of household. 71% of all households were headed by a female.

23% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 4% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Placer County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 40% include at least one person with a disability. 58% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 65% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

35% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 44% with 2 bedrooms and 21% with 3 or more bedrooms. 32% 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 Placer County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $410 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $665. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $95.



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.