Units List Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have emergency housing or assistance?
No, the Housing Authority does not have emergency
housing or assistance. The agency provides
long-term affordable rental housing. However,
the Management Offices can provide you
with contacts for emergency assistance.
What is the difference between Section
8 and Managed Units?
The Section 8, or Housing Choice Voucher
Program, assists participants by paying
private landlords a portion of the total
may transfer their rental assistance to
other areas of the country. Managed Units
developments owned or managed by the Housing
How long is the wait ? Where am I on the
The Housing Authority does not provide your
position on the waiting list because it may
change frequently. You move up on the list
as people are taken off of it and you may
move down on the list if applicants with
preferences apply. In addition, the Housing
Authority may skip over others to reach you
or skip over you to reach other applicants
in order to comply with income-targeting
regulations that apply to Sunnyside Village,
Sycamore Court, and Valley View Village.
The time on the waiting list varies by development
and bedroom size. The wait ranges from almost
immediate assistance to about two years.
What is a preference?
Applicants who are veterans of the U.S. Military
receive a preference on the waiting list
in accordance with California law. Applicants
who are displaced by government action,
for example, if homes are torn down in
order to build a freeway, also receive
What is income-targeting?
During each fiscal year, at least 40% of
families admitted to public housing (Sunnyside
Village, Sycamore Court, and Valley View
Village) must have incomes that do not
exceed 30% of area median income (for details,
see Income Limits
). The Housing Authority
must skip over families on the waiting
list if necessary to maintain the required
income range balance.
How old do I have to be to get housing?
You must be 18 or older or be legally considered
Do I have to have children to be helped?
the Housing Authority assists single individuals,
couples without children, and
Will I be turned down for housing if I have
more than a couple of children?
No, the Housing
Authority has homes with up to five bedrooms
that can accommodate
I have a disability that requires me to
use a wheelchair. Do you have any accessible
Yes, we have wheelchair-accessible
apartments in Armona, Corcoran, and Hanford.
provide other types of accessibility features
on a case-by-case basis. For example, we
have an office TDD phone and we can provide
smoke detectors and door bells that flash
lights for residents who can not hear.