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Pomona Housing Authority

505 S. Garey Ave.
Pomona, Los Angeles County, California 91769

Pomona Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Family Self-Sufficiency, Moving to Work, and Shelter Plus Care programs. As of May 5th, 2021, Pomona Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Pomona Housing Authority serves Pomona.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Pomona, California Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

Open Pomona Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Pomona Housing Authority Website: https://pomona.prod.govaccess.org/government/departments/neighborhood-services/pomona-housing-authority-pha/-fsiteid-1.

Pomona Housing Authority Phone: (909) 620-2311.

Open Now: Pomona, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Pomona Housing Authority (PHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from May 3, 2021 at 9:00 am, until May 10, 2021 at 12:00 pm PT.

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

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Please note that priority is given within the preference to veterans and/or active duty service people and their spouse or widow/er.  
    • Homeless – To qualify for the Homeless preference, an applicant family/individual must be Homeless with ties to Pomona.  Only applicants that verifiably lack housing and are identified by City of Pomona staff or partners (i.e. Pomona Police Department, Pomona Fire Department, Code Enforcement personnel, Homeless Services/Outreach Team and/or recognized Homeless Service Organization) as being homeless in Pomona, will be considered qualified. 
    • Mainstream – To qualify for the Mainstream Preference, a household member must satisfy all three eligibility criteria: (1) must be between 18 and 61 years old, (2) must be disabled, (3) must be homeless in Pomona (see definition above) and working with a recognized Homeless Service Organization in Pomona.
    • Resident – To qualify for the Resident Preference, an applicant family/individual must live or work or have been hired to work 30 hours or more per week or enrolled in an accredited educational program designed to prepare the individual for the job market, or are attending school full-time in Pomona.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the PHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the PHA on May 4, 2021.

Service Area

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

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (909) 620-2368.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/04/2021.

About Pomona Housing Authority

More information about Pomona Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://pomona.prod.govaccess.org/government/departments/neighborhood-services/pomona-housing-authority-pha/-fsiteid-1.

Representatives of Pomona Housing Authority may be available by phone at (909) 620-2311. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Office Hours

Open today from 7:30am to 6:00pm PT.

Day Hours
Monday 7:30am-6:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am-6:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am-6:00pm
Thursday 7:30am-6:00pm
HCV Portability Status

As of 05/05/2021, it is not known if Pomona Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Pomona Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Pomona Housing Authority manages 917 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, 2020:

Standard Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 880 17 20
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,238 $1,379 $951
Monthly Cost $1,089,821 $23,451 $19,026

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Pomona 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 183 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 11 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 66 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 $16,136 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 79% were extremely low income (ELI). 28% 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

0% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 38% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 29% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 33% 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.

37% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 34% of households with children have a female head of household. 82% of all households were headed by a female.

89% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 41% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Pomona Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 26% include at least one person with a disability. 38% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 72% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

34% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 30% with 3 or more bedrooms. 13% 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 Pomona Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $403 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,149. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $82.



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.