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

510-621-1300 http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/86/Housing-Authority

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Richmond Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on May 19th, 2016.

The Richmond Housing Authority (RHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.


For more information, visit the RHA website, or call the office at (510) 621-1300.


Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Public Housing Waiting List Status

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Richmond Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update May 22nd, 2015.

The Richmond Housing Authority is not accepting public housing waiting list applications at this time.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The 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, 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 Richmond Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (29%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (71%) to that of all housing authorities in California, 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, Richmond Housing Authority scored an average of 50 points as of the last set of publicly available data. 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.

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)

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 Richmond Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 8/13/12 Plan
2010 8/6/10 Plan
2008 11/5/08 Plan
2007 9/27/07 Plan
2006 10/6/06 Plan
2005 11/7/05 Plan
2004 7/15/04 Plan
2003 8/28/03 Plan
2002 10/16/02 Plan
2001 7/12/02 Plan
2000 2/23/01 Plan