Waiting List

Waiting List Information

The waiting list is currently closed.

Our waiting period is averaging 6 years if you live or work in Napa County. If you are not a Resident of Napa County the waiting period is over 6 years.  The Housing Authority of the City of Napa is unable to tell you exactly how long the wait will be and how long the wait will be in the future.  Length of wait depends on yearly funding, the number of people leaving the program and individual preferences such as residency, veterans, etc. Applicants must meet income guidelines (PDF) (PDF) for their family size.

The Housing Authority conducts a background check regarding participation in drug-related or violent criminal activity and sexual offenses by applicants. Current HUD regulations bar admittance to the program for applicants who have participated in certain drug-related or violent criminal activity and sexual offenses. If the applicant family owes the Housing Authority of the City of Napa money from past participation in the program, the entire amount must be repaid before admittance to the Waiting List will be approved.

Change of Address

If your mailing address changes or you have changes in your circumstances it is very important that you notify the Housing Authority in writing. If you do not notify the Housing Authority of these changes, the Housing Authority is not responsible.

The Housing Authority does not accept responsibility for mail delays or forwarding orders. If you have a change of address, you have two options.


Please email us the following information:

  • Your name
  • Date
  • Phone number
  • Last four digits of your social security number
  • New address


You may also print the online form (PDF) (PDF). This is a Change of Address/Information Form only for individuals and families currently on the Section 8 Waiting List. Do not fill out this form unless you are already on the Waiting List.