Yolo County Housing

147 West Main Street
Woodland, Yolo County, California 95695

Yolo County Housing is a Public Housing Agency in Woodland, California that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of September 16th, 2019, Yolo County Housing has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely. The USDA Farm Labor Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Yolo County Housing serves Yolo County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
USDA Farm Labor Housing Open Until Further Notice
Yolo County, California Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Yolo County Housing Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

Yolo County Housing (YCH) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, complete the online application. The pre-application is available in EnglishSpanish, and Russian.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live and/or work in Yolo County, displaced by government action, veteran or spouse of veteran, working for at least 6 months or receiving unemployment benefits, disabled, and elderly.

For more information, visit the YCH website, or call the office at (530) 662-5428.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 5306625428.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/26/2018.

Open Until Further Notice: USDA Farm Labor Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

Yolo County Housing (YCH) is currently accepting Farm Labor Housing waiting list applications. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

Please note: To qualify, households must have at least one household member earning at least $5,752.50 annually from agricultural employment.

To apply, complete the online application, and select the box for USDA Farm Labor Housing. The pre-application is available in EnglishSpanish, and Russian.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live and/or work in Yolo County, displaced by government action, veteran or spouse of veteran, working for at least 6 months or receiving unemployment benefits, disabled, and elderly.

For more information, visit the YCH website, or call the office at (530) 662-5428.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 5306625428.

Last Updated on 06/26/2018.

Other Yolo County Housing Waiting Lists

Closed: Yolo County, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Yolo County Housing (YCH) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when the waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the YCH website, or call the office at (530) 662-5428.

Last Updated on 06/26/2018.

About Yolo County Housing

More information about Yolo County Housing can be found on its website at http://ych.ca.gov/. Representatives of Yolo County Housing may be available by phone at (530) 662-5428. Unless otherwise noted applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status by phone by calling (530)-662-5428.

Open today from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Closed every Friday

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/01/2018, Yolo County Housing is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

About the Yolo County Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Yolo County Housing manages 1,448 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,278 1 87 6 21
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $731 $1,368 $780 $862 $641
Monthly Cost $934,424 $1,368 $67,835 $5,170 $13,458

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Yolo County Housing

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 2% having issued approximately 761 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 43 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $15,365 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 23% of households had wages as a major source of income, 6% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 71% 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, 38% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 36% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 4% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

30% of households included children, 8% of which had two adults in the household. 26% of households with children have a female head of household. 74% of all households were headed by a female.

42% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 11% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Yolo County Housing Housing Choice Voucher program, 34% include at least one person with a disability. 49% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 83% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

45% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 29% with 2 bedrooms and 26% with 3 or more bedrooms. 12% 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 Yolo County Housing voucher holders in 2016 was $393 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $752. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $122.



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.


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