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Redding Housing Authority

777 Cypress Avenue
Redding, Shasta County, California 96001

Redding Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of September 27th, 2020, 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 Until Further Notice

Open Redding Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Redding Housing Authority Website: http://www.cityofredding.org/departments/housing-division/redding-housing-authority.

Redding Housing Authority Phone: (530) 225-4048.

COVID-19 Update: Affordable Housing Online has not confirmed if this waiting list is still open. As of April 7, 2020, the website says:

"The Redding City Hall is currently closed to the public. Tenants or landlords that would like to submit documents to the Redding Housing Authority may submit that information by mail or by using the Redding Electric Utility dropbox in front of City Hall by the fountain."

More information can be found here.

Open Until Further Notice: Redding, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the 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.

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.

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 08/09/2019.

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.

Representatives of Redding Housing Authority may be available by phone at (530) 225-4048. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/27/2020, it is not known if Redding Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Redding Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Redding Housing Authority manages 1,520 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,424 2 10 13 32 29
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $426 $277 $357 $990 $389 $381
Monthly Cost $606,708 $554 $3,569 $12,868 $12,443 $11,041

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.