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 Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The Housing Authority of the City of Redding (HACR) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. 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, applicants were required to complete the online application.

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

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, after sorting preferences.

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

Last Updated on 01/19/2017.


About the Redding Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Redding Housing Authority manages 1,551 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 1,454 2 15 15 3 47
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $390 $379 $280 $672 $454 $371
Monthly Cost $566,725 $757 $4,200 $10,084 $1,361 $17,452

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.


Affordable Apartments near Redding Housing Authority

3221 Bechelli Ln
Della Williams Gardens is a 21 unit low income housing apartment community in Redding.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Project Based Rental Assistance Accessible Units Persons With Disabilities
910 Canby Rd
Redding Pilgrim is a 50 unit low income housing apartment community in Redding.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units
4500 Alder St
Tree House Senior Apartments is a 62 unit low income housing apartment community in Redding.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units