Redding Housing Authority

777 Cypress Avenue
Redding, Shasta County, California
(530) 225-4048

Redding Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Redding, California that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. As of December 14th, 2018, Redding Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Redding, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Redding Housing Authority serves Redding.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Redding, California Housing Choice Voucher Open Indefinitely

Open Redding Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Redding, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Redding Housing Authority (RHD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, from January 23, 2018 at 8:00 am PT, until further notice. It was last open for two weeks in January, 2017; and before that for one week in June, 2015, and in October, 2013.

Please note: This waiting list was originally scheduled to close in February, 2018, but according to this public notice, the waiting list has remained open until further notice.

To apply, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Elderly, disabled, families who live or work within the City of Redding.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the RHA website, or call the office at (530) 225-4048. 

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (530) 225-4048.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 11/30/2018.

About Redding Housing Authority

More information about Redding Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.cityofredding.org/departments/housing-division/redding-housing-authority.

HCV Portability Status

As of 12/14/2018, it is not known if Redding Housing Authority is aborbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 9:00am-2:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am-2:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am-2:00pm
Thursday 9:00am-2:00pm
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

About the Redding Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Redding Housing Authority manages 1,498 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 VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,406 1 14 10 13 40
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $400 $269 $300 $964 $364 $328
Monthly Cost $562,151 $269 $4,203 $9,636 $4,728 $13,133

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Redding 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 126 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 16 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $14,542 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 57% were extremely low income (ELI). 21% of households had wages as a major source of income, 9% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 69% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 46% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 25% 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.

39% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 34% of households with children have a female head of household. 76% of all households were headed by a female.

23% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 5% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Redding Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 33% include at least one person with a disability. 55% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 79% 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, 46% with 2 bedrooms and 15% with 3 or more bedrooms. 19% 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 Redding Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $413 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $520. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $147.



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.