Pomona Housing Authority

505 South Garey Avenue, Pomona, CA

There are no open waiting lists offered by Pomona Housing Authority. Go to the California Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the California Public Housing Waiting Lists page for nearby housing applications.

Closed: Pomona, California Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Pomona Housing Authority (PHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from May 3, 2021 until May 10, 2021. 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:

  • 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 were 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 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Pomona, California.

Last Updated on 10/31/2021.

About Pomona Housing Authority

Office Hours

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

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 900 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Family Unification Moving To Work Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 4 858 9 29
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $997 $1,283 $1,443 $1,511
Monthly Cost $3,989 $1,100,920 $12,986 $43,816
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.