Shasta County Housing Authority

1450 Court Street, Suite 108
Redding, Shasta County, California
(530) 225-5160

Program Details

Shasta County Housing Authority is a Section 8 Agency in Redding, California.

Shasta County Housing Authority serves Modoc County, Shasta County, Siskiyou County and Trinity County but does not serve Redding.

Shasta County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, and Trinity County, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Now

JUNE
29th
Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, and Trinity County, California Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
  • When: May 15th, 2018 at 08:00 AM PT-June 29th, 2018 at 04:00 PM PT
  • Ways to Apply: In Person Application. Pick Up Application. 
  • Applicants Placed By:  Random Lottery
  • Reasonable Accommodation:  Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority at (530) 225-5160.
  • Preferences For: Preferences Unconfirmed.  Learn More About Preferences

The Shasta County Housing Authority (SCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, from May 15, 2018 at 11:00 am, until June 29, 2018 at 4:00 pm PT.It was last open in September 2016; and prior to that in November 2015.

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Call the SCHA office at (530) 225-5160 or the California Relay Service at (800) 735-2922 to request an application by mail.
  2. Pick up an application at the Shasta County Housing and Community Action Programs office, located at 1450 Court St, Room 108, Redding CA 96001, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm PT, Monday through Friday. 
  3. Complete the application at Shasta County Housing and Community Action Programs office, at the address and hours above.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be :

  1. Postmarked by June 29, 2018 and mailed to the Shasta County Housing and Community Action Programs office, located at 1450 Court St, Room 108, Redding CA 96001. 
  2. Dropped off at the Shasta County Housing and Community Action Programs office, located at 1450 Court St, Room 108, Redding CA 96001 from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm PT, Monday through Friday, until 4:00 pm PT. 
  3. Submitted after completion at the SCHA office at 1450 Court St, Room 108, Redding CA 96001, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm PT, Monday through Friday. 

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

2,000 applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

Applicants will be notified by mail of their waiting list status within 60 days of the closing date.

For more information, read the SCHA public notice, visit the SCHA website, or call office at (530) 225-5160.


After applying, learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/15/2018.

About Shasta County Housing Authority

More information about Shasta County Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.co.shasta.ca.us/index/housing_index.aspx.

HCV Portability Status

As of 06/22/2018, it is not known if Shasta County Housing Authority is accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


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

As of the most recent VMS report, Shasta County Housing Authority manages 907 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

StandardFamily UnificationPorted OutVASH
Vouchers8594440
Monthly Cost Per Voucher$396$631$534$426
Monthly Cost$340,532$2,524$2,137$17,024

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Shasta County 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 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.