About Plumas County Community Development Commission & Housing Authority

The Plumas County Community Development Commission & Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Quincy, California.

The Plumas County Community Development Commission & Housing Authority serves Lassen County, Plumas County, Sierra County, Tehama County, Susanville, Westwood, Quincy, Portola, Chester, Loyalton, Red Bluff, Los Molinos, Corning, Alleghany, Almanor, Beckwourth, Belden, Bend, Bieber, Blairsden, Bucks Lake, Calpine, Canyondam, Caribou, Chilcoot Vinton, Clear Creek, Clio, Crescent Mills, C Road, Cromberg, Delleker, Downieville, Doyle, East Quincy, East Shore, Flournoy, Gerber, Gold Mountain, Goodyears Bar, Graeagle, Greenhorn, Greenville, Hamilton Branch, Herlong, Indian Falls, Iron Horse, Janesville, Johnstonville, Johnsville, Keddie, Lake Almanor Country Club, Lake Almanor Peninsula, Lake Almanor West, Lake California, Lake Davis, La Porte, Las Flores, Litchfield, Little Grass Valley, Mabie, Manton, Meadow Valley, Milford, Mineral, Mohawk Vista, Nubieber, Paskenta, Patton Village, Paxton, Paynes Creek, Pike, Plumas Eureka, Prattville, Proberta, Rancho Tehama Reserve, Richfield, Sattley, Sierra Brooks, Sierra City, Sierraville, Spaulding, Spring Garden, Storrie, Taylorsville, Tehama, Tobin, Twain, Valley Ranch, Verdi, Vina, Warner Valley, Whitehawk, Chilcoot-Vinton and C-Road.

Plumas County Community Development Commission & Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Plumas County Community Development Commission & Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Plumas County Community Development Commission & Housing Authority (PCCDCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list opened on April 30, 2014 and is open indefinitely.

 

There are two ways to apply:

 

  1. Download and print the pre-application online here.
  2. Call the PCCDCHA office at (530) 283-2466, Ext. 112 to request a pre-application be mailed to you.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be mailed to the PCCDCHA at P.O. Box 319, Quincy, CA 95971. Faxed pre-applications will not be accepted.

 

The following preference have been identified: Elderly (62+); disabled; working or hired to work in Plumas, Lassen, Sierra or Tehama Counties; working or hired to work outside Plumas, Lassen, Sierra or Tehama Counties; live in Plumas, Lassen, Sierra or Tehama Counties; displaced by private or public action; veteran or serviceman.

 

Applicants will receive a confirmation number upon submitting the pre-application. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

 

Qualified applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time of the pre-application submission, after sorting preferences.

 

For more information, visit the PCCDCHA website, or call the office at (530) 283-2466.

Last Updated on 07/17/2017.

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Plumas County Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and elderly/disabled individuals.

This housing authority manages public housing for four counties:  Plumas, Lassen, Tehama, and Sierra. 
1. Valley Heights: 530-283-4119, 1374 Peppard Flat Road, Quincy, CA 95971
2. Green Meadows: 530-284-6800,152 Green Meadows Lane, Greenville, CA 95947
3. Sierra Meados: 530-258-4212, 460 Melissa Ave., Chester, CA 96020
4. Pine Meadows: 530-258-3223, 616 Pearl Rd., P.O. Box 1836, Chester, CA 96020
5. Wildwood Village: (Elderly/Disabled) 530-258-3350, Meadowbrook Loop, Chester, CA

To apply for public housing you must pick up an application at one of the communities listed above.

Once you have completed the application, it must be hand delivered to the community where you picked it up.

This Housing Authority does go by a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list as: working, disabled, elderly, displaced, veteran, or a resident in any of the 4 counties.

More information can be found on their website at: http://www.plumascdc.org/, or the housing authority can be reached by calling the central office at 530-283-2466, during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.


About the Plumas County Community Development Commission & Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Plumas County Community Development Commission & Housing Authority manages 632 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Family Unification Ported Out
Vouchers 605 17 10
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $429 $588 $698
Monthly Cost $259,621 $9,996 $6,976

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Plumas County Community Development Commission & 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 16% having issued approximately 40 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 25 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $14,729 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 60% were extremely low income (ELI). 24% 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 68% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 43% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 31% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 24% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

40% of households included children, 13% of which had two adults in the household. 33% of households with children have a female head of household. 74% of all households were headed by a female.

18% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 3% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Plumas County Community Development Commission & Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 32% include at least one person with a disability. 58% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 74% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

25% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 47% with 2 bedrooms and 28% with 3 or more bedrooms. 28% 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 Plumas County Community Development Commission & Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $387 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $593. 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.