Housing Resources and Assistance

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Housing Authority provides subsidies for low-income families to help them meet their monthly rent payments through the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. Applicants must meet income and citizenship criteria. Eligible rental housing must be in the City of Norwalk and meet health and safety standards. At this time, the Housing Authority is not accepting new applications due to the length of its waiting list.

If you applied for the Section 8 waiting list in 2007, click here to check your application status.

Landlords are always encouraged to participate. For more information, contact the Housing office at (562) 929-5588 or visit our Landlord Resource Page.

Family Self-Sufficiency Program

Housing participants may enroll in this program, administered by the Housing Authority, in order to seek and maintain employment. A comprehensive assessment is completed and the client is linked to community resources to assist in job search and career development. Contact the Housing Authority at (562) 929-5588 and ask to speak to the Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator.


Senior Housing

Starting July 7, 2014, applications will be accepted for Soroptimist Village, a Section 8 building in Norwalk that is designated for seniors (age 62 +). Soroptimist Village is located at 12657 Foster Road in Norwalk.

The rent is based on 30% of the household's monthly income. The maximum household size is two people.

You may obtain an application for the Soroptimist Village waiting list on or after July 7 at the following locations:

  • Norwalk Housing Authority at City Hall, 12700 Norwalk Blvd., Room 11, Norwalk
  • Senior Center, 14040 San Antonio Boulevard, Norwalk
  • Social Services Center, 11929 Alondra Boulevard, Norwalk
There is no application deadline. However, the waiting list may close at any time. Assistance is provided on a first come, first served basis. Preference on the waiting list is available to Norwalk residents and veterans.

To qualify, an applicant's total annual income cannot exceed the following amounts:
1 person (studio apartment) $23,840
2 people (1-bedroom apartment) $28,120

For more information, contact the Norwalk Housing Authority at (562) 929-5588.

LINKS:

Fair Housing Foundation
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles