Housing Authority of the County of Riverside

5555 Arlington Avenue, Riverside, CA

There are four waiting lists open now offered by Housing Authority of the County of Riverside.

Housing Authority of the County of Riverside Waiting Lists

Waiting ListStatus
Riverside County, California Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Limited Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Riverside County, California Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Moderate Rehabilitation Open Until Further Notice

Housing Authority of the County of Riverside offers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs in Riverside County.

Go to the California Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the California Public Housing Waiting Lists page for more nearby housing applications.

Open Now: Riverside County, California Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of Riverside (HACR) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open.

The HACR is accepting applications for this waiting list from July 1, 2015 until December 31, 2022.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Resident of Riverside County
  • Veteran
  • Elderly
  • Families or foster care youth referred by the Riverside County Public Child Welfare Agency
  • Participants of a special rental assistance program for three years and no longer require supportive services
  • Homeless families with children, rent-burdened, homeless, working families.

Further explanation of each preference can be found here.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

It is not yet known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HACR website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACR website on November 28, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Riverside County, California.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (951) 351-0700.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 11/28/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Limited Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of Riverside (HACR) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open on a limited basis.

The HACR is accepting applications for this waiting list from July 1, 2015 until further notice.

Please note: This waiting list is only for "eligible veterans, widows of veterans and those 70 years of age and older".

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here. This application is available online only.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Veteran
  • Elderly

It is not yet known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HACR website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACR website on November 21, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Riverside County, California.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (951) 351-0700.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 11/22/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Riverside County, California Section 8 Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of Riverside (HACR) Section 8 Project Based Voucher waiting list is currently open.

The HACR is accepting applications for this waiting list from the earliest confirmed date of November 22, 2022, until further notice. 

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Income limits can be found here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HACR website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACR website on November 22, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Riverside County, California .

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (951) 351-0700.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 11/28/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Moderate Rehabilitation Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the County of Riverside (HACR) Moderate Rehabilitation waiting list is currently open.

The HACR is accepting applications for this waiting list from the earliest confirmed date of November 22, 2022, until further notice. 

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Income limits can be found here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HACR website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HACR website on November 22, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other rental assistance in Riverside County, California.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (951) 351-0700.

Last Updated on 11/28/2022.

About Housing Authority of the County of Riverside

About the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the County of Riverside manages 8,142 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 6,901 6 183 20 178 405
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $835 $433 $1,055 $799 $1,310 $770
Monthly Cost $5,764,075 $2,595 $193,144 $15,978 $233,169 $311,753
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 14% having issued approximately 636 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 59 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $15,259 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 62% were extremely low income (ELI). 19% of households had wages as a major source of income, 7% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 72% 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, 36% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 42% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 5% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

33% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 29% of households with children have a female head of household. 75% of all households were headed by a female.

66% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 36% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside Housing Choice Voucher program, 26% include at least one person with a disability. 40% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 62% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

39% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 25% with 3 or more bedrooms. 20% 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 Housing Authority of the County of Riverside voucher holders in 2016 was $425 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $841. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $140.

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.

Public Housing Apartments Operated by Housing Authority of the County of Riverside

Desert Hot Springs Apartments

5581 34th St
Riverside, California

Midway Capri Apartments

478 Maple Ave
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Desert Hot Springs Apartments

91400 7th St
Mecca, California

Low Income Housing Managed by Housing Authority of the County of Riverside

Corregidor Manor

34355 CORREGIDOR DR
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Dr. Clair S. Johnson Apartments

91400 7TH ST
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