The Housing Choice Voucher Program assists low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled in paying for decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market.
When the waiting list is open, applications are accepted online, in office, by mail or by fax.
Participants are free to choose any housing that meets program requirements and is not limited to units located in subsidized housing projects. Since housing assistance is provided on behalf of the family or individual, participants are able to find their
own housing, including single-family homes, townhouses and apartments.
A housing subsidy is paid to the landlord directly by RHA on behalf of the participating family. The family then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the landlord and the amount subsidized by the program.
Housing Choice Vouchers are administered locally by RHA, who receive federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to administer the program. You can find all information regarding the Housing Choice Voucher Program at HUD.
RHA has partnered with www.GoSection8.com to list rental properties online.
Potential Housing Choice Voucher participants can find apartment units, duplexes, single-family homes or townhomes on the private market. For questions regarding registering, creating or viewing listings, please contact GoSection8 toll-free at 1-866-466-7328
Portability is the transfer process that enables Housing Choice Voucher holders to relocate and keep their voucher.
The Housing Authority works with other Housing Authorities in the portability process in order to further increase a participant’s residential choice and mobility and encourage social and economic integration.
The Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) is a voluntary five-year program for families participating in our HCV or Public Housing programs. The program helps families become financially independent.
The main goal of the program is to help families get good jobs and earn enough money so they do not need public cash assistance. Families get referrals for education, job training, and other services. The FSS Coordinator helps families define their
goals and set up a plan to achieve them. Goals may include a good job, home ownership, college, and/or starting a business.
The Housing Authority works with local agencies to help Housing Choice Voucher FSS families get the services they need to reach their goals. In addition, for many FSS families, if the family's income and rent share go up during the program, the PHA puts
money in a special FSS escrow account. The family gets the money when they finish the program.
The Family Self Sufficiency Program is currently enrolling participants.
If you are a CURRENT Housing Choice Voucher or Public Housing participant and would like to apply for the Family Self-Sufficiency Program, please fill out the application below and submit to Josie Alcaraz.
If you have any questions, you can contact Josie at (530) 671-0220 ext. 140
To make such a request, please contact the Housing Authority at (530) 671-0220 or TTY (866) 735-2929, or 711. This document is available in alternative formats. Contact Pattra Runge, Section 504 Accessibility Coordinator at (530) 671-0220 ext. 124.