City of Richmond Housing Authority
330 24th Street
Richmond, Contra Costa County, CA

510-621-1310

Waiting List Status: Closed


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10

Public Housing Projects

714

Public Housing Units

1,750

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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City of Richmond Housing Authority
330 24th Street
Richmond, Contra Costa County, CA

510-621-1310

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The City of Richmond Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 10 projects which contain 714 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,750 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, City of Richmond Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of City of Richmond Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (29%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (71%) to that of all housing authorities in California, City of Richmond Housing Authority has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in California.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, City of Richmond Housing Authority scored an average of 50 points. The housing authority had a high score of 83 in 2001 and a low score of 11 in 2007. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in California is 75.30.

City of Richmond Housing Authority has an average score that is less than the average California housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

City of Richmond Housing Authority manages 7 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 82. The scores for properties managed by City of Richmond Housing Authority range from a high of 90 to a low of 71.

The highest scoring property in the City of Richmond Housing Authority portfolio is Easter Hill-phase I and the lowest scoring property is Triangle Court.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by City of Richmond Housing Authority have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for City of Richmond Housing Authority.

Approved Plan PDF Document
8/13/12 Plan
8/6/10 Plan
11/5/08 Plan
9/27/07 Plan
10/6/06 Plan
11/7/05 Plan
7/15/04 Plan
8/28/03 Plan
10/16/02 Plan
7/12/02 Plan
2/23/01 Plan