Public Housing Applicants

How the Application Process Works

The Low Income Public Housing waiting list is currently OPEN for Richland Housing Studio, 4 and 5 bedroom ONLY.  River City Manor and Senior Village in Live Oak remain CLOSED. The waiting list is organized by preference, then date and time of application and detailed information regarding preference types is available on the application form. 

Program Information

Public Housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. The Regional Housing Authority offers Public Housing in the cities of Yuba City at Richland Housing and River City Manor and in Live Oak at Date Street Senior Village.

Public Housing is limited to low-income families and individuals. Rents are based on incomes or residents may choose to pay a flat rent.

For more information about the Public Housing Program, please follow the link below:

Income Limits


The Sutter County Low Income Public Housing Wait List for Senior Village-Date Street, Live Oak, CA & River City Manor-Joann Way, Yuba City, CA is OPEN until further notice. Must be senior (62+) and/or disabled to qualify.  Richland Public Housing Waitlist  for studio, 4 and 5 bedroom are open until further notice.

Applications will be available at 1455 Butte House Road, Yuba City, CA  95993 or you can apply online by clicking here.

Applicant Change Form

Applicants on the waiting list must report all changes of address, income, preference and family composition in writing to the Housing Authority.  If you are a current applicant, please use the following form to report a change.

Application Change Form-English

Application Change Form-Spanish 

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I place my name on the Public Housing waiting list?
    The Public Housing waiting list is opened periodically on an as needed basis. When the waiting list is re-opened, a public announcement is placed in area newspapers and information posted on this website.
  2. How long will it take for me to reach the top of the waiting list?
    It is not possible to predict how long it will take for someone to get to the top of the waiting list. The wait depends on the rate current tenants move out of Public Housing. The waiting list is organized by preference points and names are selected in order of preference and then by date and time. In many cases, you may have to wait many years before your name will reach the top of the list.
  3. How can I check my status on the waiting list?
    You can contact the Housing Authority front desk at (530) 671-0220 to check the status of your application.
  4. What happens when my name reaches the top of the waiting list?
    You will receive a letter informing you that your name has reached the top of the waiting list and that the Housing Authority is ready to begin the application process. You will be asked to complete a Personal Declaration Form and return it to our office along with various supporting documents.
  5. What happens if I do not receive the application appointment letter?
    It is important for you to inform the Housing Authority of all address changes while your name is on the waiting list. If you fail to respond because you did not receive the letter or if the letter is returned as "undeliverable", the Housing Authority will proceed down the list and remove your name from the waiting list. If you have any changes, submit an Applicant Change Form within 10 days.

Because everyone deserves a home.