City of Richmond Housing Authority

330 24th Street
Richmond, Contra Costa County, California
(510) 621-1300

Program Details

City of Richmond Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Agency in Richmond, California.

City of Richmond Housing Authority serves Richmond.

Other City of Richmond Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Richmond, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Richmond Housing Authority (RHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for five days in November 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Richmond, CA is about 20 miles northeast of San Francisco, CA.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

1,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

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

Last Updated on 12/01/2017.

Closed: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Richmond Housing Authority (RHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for five days in November 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Richmond, CA is about 20 miles northeast of San Francisco, CA.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

1,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

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

Last Updated on 12/01/2017.

Closed: Senior and Disabled Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Richmond Housing Authority (RHA) Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list is for senior (62+) households is currently closed. It was last open for four days in March 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Richmond, CA is about 20 miles northeast of San Francisco, CA.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

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

Last Updated on 03/09/2018.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

The Richmond Housing Authority (RHA) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list applications at this time. There is no notice of when the waiting list will reopen.

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

Last Updated on 11/08/2017.

About City of Richmond Housing Authority

More information about City of Richmond Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/86/Housing-Authority.

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status online at https://www.rentcafe.com/onlineleasing/richmond-live-1/guestlogin.aspx.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/19/2018, it is not known if City of Richmond Housing Authority is accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the City of Richmond Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, City of Richmond Housing Authority manages 1,714 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 1,533 2 34 38
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,176 $914 $973 $178
Monthly Cost $1,802,599 $1,828 $33,083 $6,749

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for City of Richmond Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 12% having issued approximately 140 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 18 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $18,331 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 76% were extremely low income (ELI). 29% of households had wages as a major source of income, 6% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 63% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 41% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 32% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

35% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 33% of households with children have a female head of household. 79% of all households were headed by a female.

94% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 79% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the City of Richmond Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 27% include at least one person with a disability. 38% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 64% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

34% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 39% with 2 bedrooms and 27% with 3 or more bedrooms. 21% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by City of Richmond Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $446 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,112. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $90.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


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