About Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency

The Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Sacramento, California.

Waiting list information for the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency can be found here.


About the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency manages 11,591 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 10,618 20 203 87 382 78
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $699 $848 $527 $807 $581 $550
Monthly Cost $7,420,234 $16,958 $106,963 $70,189 $221,752 $42,921

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency

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 5% having issued approximately 2,461 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 10 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 35 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $15,124 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 20% of households had wages as a major source of income, 10% 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

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 44% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 27% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 28% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

41% of households included children, 8% of which had two adults in the household. 35% of households with children have a female head of household. 77% of all households were headed by a female.

73% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 48% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency Housing Choice Voucher program, 31% include at least one person with a disability. 50% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 88% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

26% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 37% with 2 bedrooms and 37% with 3 or more bedrooms. 25% 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 Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency voucher holders in 2016 was $427 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $841. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $124.



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.


Public Housing Operated by Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency

5519 Date Ave
Sacramento, California
Family Turnkey - 4 Sites is a 241 unit low income housing apartment community in Sacramento.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
3520 41st Ave
Sacramento, California
Alta Arden 6045 Dry Creek Fair Oaks El P is a 221 unit low income housing apartment community in Sacramento.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
300 Dos Rios St
Sacramento, California
Dos Rios is a 218 unit low income housing apartment community in Sacramento.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
6029 Dry Creek Rd
Rio Linda, California
Alta Arden 6045 Dry Creek Fair Oaks El P is a 187 unit low income housing apartment community in Rio Linda.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing
7501 Sunset Ave
Fair Oaks, California
Alta Arden 6045 Dry Creek Fair Oaks El P is a 168 unit low income housing apartment community in Fair Oaks.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Public Housing