Regional Hsg Authority of Sutter & Nevada Co.
1455 Butte House Rd
Yuba City, Sutter County, CA

530-671-0220 http://www.rhasnc.org/

Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Closed

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Regional Hsg Authority of Sutter & Nevada Co. is currently closed and not accepting new applications.


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Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

The Regional Housing Authority of Sutter and Nevada Counties is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and elderly/disabled individuals.


This housing authority has three public housing communities:

1. Date Street Senior Village is a 50 unit community with emergency pull switches in every unit.
2. Richland Public Housing is a 99 unit community located in Yuba City.
3. River City Manor is a 24 unit community dedicated to senior/disabled individuals, located in Yuba City.

To apply for public housing you can visit the housing authority office to pick up an application, located at: 1455 Butte House Rd., Yuba City, CA 95993, during normal office hours, or you can have an application mailed to you by calling 
530-671-0220, during normal office hours.

Once you have completed the application it can be mailed or hand delivered to the housing authority at the above address.
Be sure to include with your application: copies of birth certificates, social security cards, proof of income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

This housing authority does go by a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: disabled, homeless, elderly, work/live in the area, victim of domestic violence, displaced by government action, veteran, and near elderly.

More information can be found on the housing authority website at http://www.plumascdc.org/, or you can reach the housing authority by calling 530-671-0220, during normal office hours.

Resident Characteristics
as of June 30, 2015

Regional Hsg Authority of Sutter & Nevada Co. operates 173 affordable units across its public housing portfolio.

Bedroom Sizes of Public Housing Units

The bedroom sizes of Regional Hsg Authority of Sutter & Nevada Co. public housing units range from studio apartments to 5 bedroom apartments. The housing authority’s public housing inventory includes: 2% studio apartments, 45% 1 bedroom apartments, 26% 2 bedroom apartments, 21% 3 bedroom apartments, 5% 4 bedroom apartments and 1% 5 bedroom apartments.

Vacancies in Public Housing Portfolio

As of Regional Hsg Authority of Sutter & Nevada Co.’s most recent Resident Characteristics Report (June 30, 2015), the 16-month average number of units occupied was 170 out of a total 173 rental units. This represents a 16-month average vacany rate of 1.73%.

Family Type

Of the 130 households who reported head of household data in the housing authority’s most recent RCR report, 28 (21.54%) were elderly, 102 (78.46%) were non-elderly, 66 (50.77%) were disabled, 65 (50%) contained children and 30 (23.08%) were headed by a female.

Tenant Contributions to Rent

Residents of public housing pay rent based on their income. The rent contribution of the tenant is called the Total Tenant Payment (TTP). The TTP is generally 30% of a residents income with a $25 (National minimum) to $50 (some PHA’s) minimum rent. Based on the information in the most recent Resident Characteristics Report (June 30, 2015) the minimum rent in Regional Hsg Authority of Sutter & Nevada Co.'s public housing developments is $50.

The average tenant rent contribution for Regional Hsg Authority of Sutter & Nevada Co.’s public housing developments is $0.

The average tenant contribution for elderly residents residing in all properties across the housing authority’s public housing portfolio is $0. The average rent payment for disabled residents is $0. The average TTP for non-elderly, non-disabled renters in the housing authority’s public housing units is $0. Households headed by females had a total tenant payment of $0.

Race and Ethnicity

The HUD Resident Characteristics Report provides updated Head of Household race and ethnicity data at the housing authority and property level. Across all properties in the Regional Hsg Authority of Sutter & Nevada Co. portfolio, 1% of households identified as Black, 90% identified as White, and 54% identified as Hispanic or Latino.

Income of Public Housing Residents

HUD divides household income into four categories: Extremely Low Income (ELI) for households earning less than 30% of the median, Very Low Income (VLI) for households earning between 30% and 50% of the median, Low Income (LI) for households earning between 50% and 80% of the median and Above Low Income for households earning 81% of the median and over.

Of the public housing residents residing in Regional Hsg Authority of Sutter & Nevada Co. properties, 105 were Extremely Low Income, 50 were Very Low Income, 15 were Low Income and 0 were Above Low Income.

The average annual income of public housing residents living in Regional Hsg Authority of Sutter & Nevada Co. properties is $14,922. Of all public housing residents, 1% have no income and 10% earn more than $25,000 while 89% have incomes that fall between $0 and $25,000.

The HUD RCR data includes source of income information as well. The data includes five categories of family income: wage income, welfare income, SSI/SS/Pension income, other income and no income. Some families receive income in multiple categories.

Among families residing in Regional Hsg Authority of Sutter & Nevada Co. public housing 35% have wage income, 12% have welfare income, 66% have SSI/SS/Pension income, 14% have other income and 1% have no income.

Household Information of Public Housing Residents

As of the last HUD RCR report (June 30, 2015), there were a total of 170 households containing 423 total persons residing in the housing authority’s public housing properties. The average household size across all properties in the housing authority’s public housing portfolio was 2.5.

Across all units operated by the housing authority, 50% of households included children. Across all household members in Regional Hsg Authority of Sutter & Nevada Co. public houins units 9.5% are aged zero to five and 27.7% are aged 6 to 17.

18.9% of all residents across the housing authority were age 62 or older and are considered seniors while 44% of all residents were aged 18 to 61.

Length of Stay at Public Housing Properties

The HUD RCR report includes length of stay data for Regional Hsg Authority of Sutter & Nevada Co. public housing communities. 20.59% of all families residing in public housing have lived there for less than 1 year, 9.41% have lived in public housing for 1 to 2 years while 70% have lived in public housing for more than 2 years.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Regional Hsg Authority of Sutter & Nevada Co. administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 3 projects which contain 179 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,160 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Regional Hsg Authority of Sutter & Nevada Co. is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Regional Hsg Authority of Sutter & Nevada Co. between Public Housing Units (13%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (87%) to that of all housing authorities in California, Regional Hsg Authority of Sutter & Nevada Co. 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, Regional Hsg Authority of Sutter & Nevada Co. scored an average of 82 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 24 in 2006. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in California is 75.30.

Regional Hsg Authority of Sutter & Nevada Co. has an average score that is more 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.

Regional Hsg Authority of Sutter & Nevada Co. manages 2 rental properties which, as of the last set of publicly available data, have an average inspection score of 82. The scores for properties managed by Regional Hsg Authority of Sutter & Nevada Co. range from a high of 83 to a low of 80.

The highest scoring property in the Regional Hsg Authority of Sutter & Nevada Co. portfolio is Live Oak Seniors Village and the lowest scoring property is Richland Housing Center.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Regional Hsg Authority of Sutter & Nevada Co. 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 Regional Hsg Authority of Sutter & Nevada Co..

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 5/11/12 Plan
2011 9/9/11 Plan
2010 4/30/10 Plan
2009 7/15/09 Plan
2008 8/20/07 Plan
2007 8/20/07 Plan
2006 3/27/06 Plan
2005 2/28/05 Plan
2004 2/12/04 Plan
2003 6/2/03 Plan
2002 11/8/02 Plan
2001 3/25/02 Plan
2000 10/20/00 Plan