Redding Housing Authority

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

About Redding Housing Authority

The Redding Housing Authority is a Section 8 Public Housing Agency in Redding, California.

The Redding Housing Authority serves Redding.

Redding Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Redding, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Soon


The Redding Housing Authority (RHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is opening soon, from January 23, 2018 at 8:00 am, until February 28, 2018 at 5:00 pm PT. It was last open for two weeks in January 2017; and prior to that for one week in June 2015, and in October 2013.

Redding, CA is about 165 miles north of Sacramento, CA.

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

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

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

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


  • What: Redding Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Opening
  • When: January 23rd, 2018 at 08:00 AM PT-February 28th, 2018 at 05:00 PM PT
  • How To Apply:
    • Online Application available here.
  • Reasonable Accommodation: Applicants who need help completing the application due to age or disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority at (530) 225-4048.
  • Preferences For: The Elderly.  Persons Who Live, Work, or Attend School Locally.  Persons with Disabilities. 

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Last Updated on 01/11/2018.

More information about Redding Housing Authority can be found on its website at

About the Redding Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Redding Housing Authority manages 1,537 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

StandardHomeownershipTenant ProtectionPorted OutVASHNon-Elderly Disabled
Monthly Cost Per Voucher$394$251$303$655$376$346
Monthly Cost$566,366$251$4,235$9,829$4,506$15,577

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.