Shasta County Housing Authority

1450 Court Street, Redding, CA

There are no open waiting lists offered by Shasta County Housing Authority. Go to the California Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the California Public Housing Waiting Lists page for nearby housing applications.

Closed: Shasta, Modoc, Siskiyou, and Trinity County, California Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Shasta County Housing Authority (CCHA) waiting list for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher apartments at is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from July 1, 2020, until August 31, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period: 

  • Applications were accepted in person at the following locations:
    • Wednesday, July 1, 2020 through Monday, August 31, 2020, except on weekends, at the County of Shasta Housing and Community Action Programs office.
    • Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at the Human Response Network.
    • Tuesday, July 17, 2020 and Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at Shasta County Child Support Office.
    • Monday, July 22, 2020, at the Yreka Community Resource Center.
  • Call CCHA.

Once the application was completed, it was postmarked no later than August 31,2020 and mailed to the County of Shasta Housing and Community Action,

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

2000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the CCHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the CCHA, as of July 10, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Shasta, Modoc, Siskiyou, and Trinity County, California; including the cities of Anderson and Shasta Lake.

Last Updated on 12/29/2020.

About Shasta County Housing Authority

About the Shasta County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Shasta County Housing Authority manages 712 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 661 1 8 8 34
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $468 $915 $399 $1,128 $411
Monthly Cost $309,507 $915 $3,190 $9,025 $13,969
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 13% having issued approximately 71 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 6 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 persons and has a household income of $14,079 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 62% were extremely low income (ELI). 17% 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 74% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 37% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 29% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 31% 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.

35% of households included children, 10% of which had two adults in the household. 30% of households with children have a female head of household. 77% of all households were headed by a female.

17% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 3% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Shasta County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 37% include at least one person with a disability. 59% 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

34% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 47% with 2 bedrooms and 19% 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 Shasta County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $372 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $535. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $113.

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.