Suisun City Housing Authority

701 Civic Center Boulevard
Suisun City, Solano County, California 94585

Suisun City Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Suisun City Housing Authority offers Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Suisun City.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Suisun City, California Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Suisun City Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Suisun City, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Suisun City Housing Authority (SCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted in 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Suisun City, CA is about 50 miles northeast of San Francisco, CA; and about 50 miles southwest of Sacramento, CA.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to pick up an application on the first Monday of each month at the SCHA office.

According to the SCHA, "In order to receive an application, the following documentation is required WITHOUT EXCEPTIONS:

  • Current driver’s license or state/federally issued identification card.
  • If you are claiming Local Residence you will be required to show proof of residence by submitting one of the following with the printed address:
    -Lease/Rental Agreement
    -Utility Bill (PG&E, Water Bill or Garbage Bill)
    -Pay Check Stub
    -TANF (AFDC) printout, or
    -Social Security Benefit printout (from the Social Security office)."

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live in Suisun City; Work 20+ hours per week in Suisun City; Veteran; Disabled; Elderly; Work 20+ hours per week; Receiving unemployment benefits; Enrolled in Educational/Job Training program; Rent burdened (more than 50% of income goes to rent and utilities); Involuntarily displaced by natural disaster, government action, or domestic violence.

It is not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the SCHA website.

Last Updated on 11/05/2019.

About Suisun City Housing Authority

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status online at https://www.waitlistcheck.com/.

HCV Portability Status

As of September 24th, 2022, Suisun City Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Suisun City Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Suisun City Housing Authority manages 194 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, 2021:

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 192 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $966 $1,227
Monthly Cost $185,522 $2,453

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Suisun City 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 10% having issued approximately 27 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 37 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $19,524 per year. 91% of households were very low income (VLI) and 62% were extremely low income (ELI). 26% 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 70% 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, 41% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 34% 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. 32% of households with children have a female head of household. 76% of all households were headed by a female.

77% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 51% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Suisun City Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 28% include at least one person with a disability. 50% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 57% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

40% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 29% with 2 bedrooms and 31% with 3 or more bedrooms. 18% 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 Suisun City Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $546 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $790. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $78.



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.