Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, and Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs.
Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa serves Contra Costa County.
|Contra Costa County, California Housing Choice Voucher||Closed|
|The Terraces Senior Apartments Senior Project-Based Voucher||Closed|
|Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa Public Housing||Closed|
During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.
Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa Website: http://www.contracostahousing.org/.
Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa Phone: (925) 957-8045.
More information about Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa can be found on its website at http://www.contracostahousing.org/.
Representatives of Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa may be available by phone at (925) 957-8045. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
As of November 28th, 2021, it is not known if Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As of 10/24/2018, Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa manages 7,778 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:
|Standard||Homeownership||Family Unification||Tenant Protection||Ported Out||VASH|
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$1,717||$1,715||$1,744||$1,510||$1,460||$1,454|
According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 3% having issued approximately 2,165 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 13 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 47 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $18,820 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 76% were extremely low income (ELI). 30% 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 61% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 48% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 27% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.
43% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 39% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.
72% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 55% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa Housing Choice Voucher program, 24% include at least one person with a disability. 37% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 70% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
24% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 40% with 3 or more bedrooms. 24% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.
The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa voucher holders in 2016 was $467 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,336. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $116.
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.