Santa Ana Housing Authority

20 Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA

There is one waiting list open now offered by Santa Ana Housing Authority.

Santa Ana Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Waiting ListStatus
Santa Ana, California Veteran Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Santa Ana, California Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Santa Ana Housing Authority offers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs in Santa Ana.

Go to the California Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the California Public Housing Waiting Lists page for more nearby housing applications.

Open Until Further Notice: Santa Ana, California Veteran Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Santa Ana Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open on a limited basis,

The SAHA is accepting applications for this waiting list from July 1, 2015, until further notice.

Please note: According to the SAHA, this waiting list is "only for U.S. Military Veterans who live or work in the City of Santa Ana. A DD-214 Form is required."

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application available here. Note: As of April, 2022, the SAHA website says, "If you are a U.S. Military Veteran who lives or works in Santa Ana, please go to our On-line Application to Submit an Application." However, the SAHA online application states "There are no open waiting lists at this time."

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live or work in the City of Santa Ana, United States Veterans who have served for at least 90 days and been discharged by any definition but dishonorable (proof of DD214 required)

For more information, visit the SAHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (714) 667-2200.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/18/2022.

Closed: Santa Ana, California Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Santa Ana Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed

The SAHA last accepted applications for this waiting list from May 2, 2022 until May 31, 2022. 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.

The maximum income limits for each household size were available on the public notice.

This waiting list had the following preference:

  • Veterans
  • Live and work in the city of Santa Ana

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the SAHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the SAHA on April 18, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Santa Ana, California.

Last Updated on 10/30/2022.

About Santa Ana Housing Authority

About the Santa Ana Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Santa Ana Housing Authority manages 2,672 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,616 38 24 681 152 161
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,217 $1,464 $1,037 $1,326 $1,250 $1,138
Monthly Cost $1,966,841 $55,619 $24,877 $903,284 $190,055 $183,212
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 7% having issued approximately 239 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 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 36 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 $19,249 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 79% were extremely low income (ELI). 36% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 60% 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, 25% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 52% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 5% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

28% of households included children, 14% of which had two adults in the household. 17% of households with children have a female head of household. 57% of all households were headed by a female.

90% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 2% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Santa Ana Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 26% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 50% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

43% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 40% with 2 bedrooms and 18% with 3 or more bedrooms. 7% 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 Santa Ana Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $501 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $716. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $75.

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.

Low Income Housing Managed by Santa Ana Housing Authority

The Orchard

2151 E 1ST ST
Santa Ana, California
Elderly Supportive Housing
Veterans Welcome