Santa Ana Housing Authority

20 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, Orange County, California 92701

Santa Ana Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of May 28th, 2022, Santa Ana Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Santa Ana Housing Authority serves Santa Ana.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Santa Ana, California Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Santa Ana, California Veteran Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice

Open Santa Ana Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Now: Santa Ana, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Santa Ana Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open.

The SAHA is accepting applications for this waiting list from May 2, 2022 until May 31, 2022.

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

The maximum income limits for each household size are available here.

This waiting list has the following preference:

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

It is 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 rental assistance in Santa Ana, California.

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 05/02/2022.

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

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.

About Santa Ana Housing Authority

More information about Santa Ana Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.santa-ana.org/cd/housing-authority.

Representatives of Santa Ana Housing Authority may be available by phone at (714) 667-2200. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/28/2022, it is not known if Santa Ana 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 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 2,639 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2021:

Standard Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,579 33 24 689 154 160
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,211 $1,466 $1,037 $1,295 $1,225 $1,114
Monthly Cost $1,912,598 $48,386 $24,877 $892,199 $188,690 $178,299

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Santa Ana 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 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