Yolo County Housing

147 West Main Street, Woodland, CA

There are five waiting lists open now offered by Yolo County Housing.

Yolo County Housing Waiting Lists

Waiting ListStatus
Eleanor Roosevelt Senior Apartments Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Fair Plaza Senior Complex, Esperanza Crossing Apartments, Blue Mountain Terrace and Walnut Terrace Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Yolo County Housing Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
USDA Farm Labor Housing Open Until Further Notice
Cottonwood Meadows Fair Market Rent Near-Elderly/Disabled Open Until Further Notice
Yolo County, California Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Yolo County Housing offers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs in Yolo County.

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: Eleanor Roosevelt Senior Apartments Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Yolo County Housing (YCH) Senior Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at Eleanor Roosevelt Senior Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least November, 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application available in English here, in Spanish here, and in Russian here.

This waiting list may have any of the following preferences:

  • Live and/or work in Yolo County
  • Displaced by government action through no fault of your own
  • U.S. Veteran or the surviving spouse a U.S. Veteran
  • Household contains at least one adult member who has worked for six months or is currently receiving unemployment benefits
  • Head or spouse permanently disabled OR 62 years of age or older

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

For more information, visit the YCH website.

Sources: This information was confirmed by the YCH on November 17, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Davis, California.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (530) 662-5428.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 10/18/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Fair Plaza Senior Complex, Esperanza Crossing Apartments, Blue Mountain Terrace and Walnut Terrace Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Yolo County Housing (YCH) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Fair Plaza Senior Complex, Esperanza Crossing Apartments, Blue Mountain Terrace and Walnut Terrace is currently open. Applications are being accepted from November 17, 2020, at 8:00 am PT, until further notice.

This opening is for the following properties:

  • Fair Plaza Senior complex, in Woodland: 1-bedroom units for persons age 55 and older
  • Esperanza Crossing Apartments in Esparto: 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units
  • Blue Mountain Terrace in Winters: 1 and 2 bedroom units for seniors age 62 and older
  • Walnut Terrace in Davis: 1-bedroom units for seniors age 62 and older

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application available in English here, in Spanish here, and in Russian here.
  2. Persons who do not have Internet access may apply at one of the sites listed below, by appointment only:
    1. Woodland Public Library (WPL), located at 250 1St Street, Woodland CA, call (530)661-5980 or visit the WPL website to schedule an appointment.
    2. Yolo County Libraries, full list is available here.
    3. RISE, Community Service Center
      • Esparto, located at 17317 Fremont Street, call (530)787-4110
      • Winters, located at 200 Baker Street, call (530)794-6000
    4. Yolo County Children’s Alliance, located at1200 Anna Street, West Sacramento, call (916) 572-0560
    5. Yolo County Housing, located at 147 W. Main St., Woodland, call (530) 662-5428 

This waiting list may have any of the following preferences:

  • Live and/or work in Yolo County
  • Displaced by government action through no fault of your own
  • U.S. Veteran or the surviving spouse a U.S. Veteran
  • Household contains at least one adult member who has worked for six months or is currently receiving unemployment benefits
  • Head or spouse permanently disabled OR 62 years of age or older

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

For more information, visit the YCH website.

Sources: This information was confirmed by the YCH public notice on November 17, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Woodland, Davis, Esparto and Winters, California.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (530) 662-5428.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 10/18/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Yolo County Housin(YCH) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least June, 2018, until further notice.

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

This waiting list may have any of the following preferences:

  • Live and/or work in Yolo County
  • Displaced by government action through no fault of your own
  • U.S. Veteran or the surviving spouse a U.S. Veteran
  • Household contains at least one adult member who has worked for six months or is currently receiving unemployment benefits
  • Head or spouse permanently disabled OR 62 years of age or older

For more information, visit the YCH website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (530) 662-5428.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 10/18/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: USDA Farm Labor Housing Waiting List

Yolo County Housing (YCH) waiting list for Farm Labor Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least June, 2018, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, 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 may have any of the following preferences:

  • Live and/or work in Yolo County
  • Displaced by government action through no fault of your own
  • U.S. Veteran or the surviving spouse a U.S. Veteran
  • Household contains at least one adult member who has worked for six months or is currently receiving unemployment benefits
  • Head or spouse permanently disabled OR 62 years of age or older

For more information, visit the YCH website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other rental assistance in Davis, California.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (530) 662-5428.

Last Updated on 10/18/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Cottonwood Meadows Fair Market Rent Near-Elderly/Disabled Waiting List

Yolo County Housing (YCH) Near-Elderly/Disabled (55+) Fair Market Rent waiting list for apartments at Cottonwood Meadows is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least March, 2021, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, 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 may have any of the following preferences:

  • Live and/or work in Yolo County
  • Displaced by government action through no fault of your own
  • U.S. Veteran or the surviving spouse a U.S. Veteran
  • Household contains at least one adult member who has worked for six months or is currently receiving unemployment benefits
  • Head or spouse permanently disabled OR 62 years of age or older

For more information, visit the YCH website.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other Senior and Disabled rental assistance in Woodland, California.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (530) 662-5428.

Last Updated on 10/18/2022.

Closed: Yolo County, California Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Yolo County Housing (YCH) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed.

The YCH last accepted applications for this waiting list from August 22, 2022, until September 7, 2022, or when the maximum number of applications were received. 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:

  • The PHA will offer a preference to any family that has been terminated from its HCV program due to insufficient program funding. These families will automatically be at the top of the waiting list when funding becomes available. Therefore, the point system does not apply to these families.
  • Two points – Displaced by Government Action
  • Two points – Working Families/Elderly/Disabled - Families with at least one adult who is employed at least 20 hours per week and has been employed for six months; this definition includes families where at least one adult was employed and is currently receiving unemployment benefits. This preference is automatically extended to families where the head of house and spouse/cohead are elderly (62 years of age or older) or meet the HUD definition of disabled.
  • One point – Residency Preference – Applicants who live, work, or are hired to work in the County of Yolo.
  • One point – Military Preference – Any citizen of the United States who served in the active military, naval, or air service of the United States who received an honorable discharge or released from active duty under honorable conditions. This preference applies to veterans and the surviving spouses of veterans.
  • One point – Youth Exiting the Family Unification Program (FUP) – Participants whose FUP Youth Assistance is expiring and will have a lack of adequate housing as a result of their termination from the program.
  • One point – Mainstream – Eligible Mainstream voucher families, who are non-elderly persons with disabilities and their families.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the YCH website.

Sources: This information was verified by the YCH public notice on August 11, 2022.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 09/07/2022.

About Yolo County Housing

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

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

About the Yolo County Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Yolo County Housing manages 1,463 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,288 2 19 69 7 35
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $800 $1,267 $1,082 $836 $849 $755
Monthly Cost $1,030,147 $2,533 $20,550 $57,673 $5,942 $26,411
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.

Public Housing Apartments Operated by Yolo County Housing

Donnelly Circle

1 Yolano Dr
Woodland, California

El Rio Villa III

1 Fredericks Cir
Winters, California

Las Casitas

685 Lighthouse Dr
West Sacramento, California

Low Income Housing Managed by Yolo County Housing

Eleanor Roosevelt Circle

675 Cantrill Dr
Davis, California
Rent Assisted
62+

Fair Plaza Senior Apartments

35 W Clover St
Woodland, California
Call For Rent
1 BR
55+

Esperanza Crossing I & II

16797 County Road 87
Esparto, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Accessible

West Beamer Place

10 North Cottonwood Street
Woodland, California
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Affordable

Blue Mountain Terrace

147 East Baker Street
Winters, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR
62+
Affordable

Walnut Terrace

3101 Fifth Street
Davis, California
Call For Rent
1-2 BR