Shasta County Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Homeownership, and Family Unification Program (FUP) programs.
|Shasta, Modoc, Siskiyou, and Trinity County, California Housing Choice Voucher||Closed|
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.
Shasta County Housing Authority Website: https://www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/housing-community.
As of July 14, 2020, the Shasta County Housing Authority website says:
"As a precautionary measure, in an effort to prevent the increase of COVID-19 in Shasta County, effective March 20, 2020 at 4:00 p.m., the Shasta County Housing and Community Action Agency lobby will be closed and limited services will be offered to the public until further notice."
How To Apply to the 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:
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.
This waiting list is for rental assistance in Shasta, Modoc, Siskiyou, and Trinity County, California; including the cities of Anderson and Shasta Lake.
Last Updated on 09/02/2020.
More information about Shasta County Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/housing-community.
As of 10/31/2020, it is not known if Shasta County 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.
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Shasta County Housing Authority manages 786 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||Family Unification||Ported Out||VASH|
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$377||$371||$330||$1,080||$388|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.