Housing Choice Vouchers
The Regional Housing Authority is a public non-profit corporation. The primary function of the Housing Authority is to assist low and moderate income families, including elderly and handicapped persons, by operating programs that provide decent, safe and sanitary housing at affordable costs. The area of jurisdiction of the Housing Authority are the Counties of Sutter, Nevada and Colusa.
HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER (SECTION 8) WAIT LIST IS CLOSED
Apply online through the Regional Housing Authority.
What are Housing Choice Vouchers?
The housing choice voucher (Section 8) program assists very low income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market. 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.
Housing choice vouchers for Nevada County are administered by the Regional Housing Authority of Sutter and Nevada Counties. The Housing Authority receives federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to administer the voucher program.
A family that is issued a housing voucher is responsible for finding a suitable housing unit of the family's choice where the owner agrees to rent under the program. This unit may include the family's present residence. Rental units must meet minimum standards of health and safety.
A housing subsidy is paid to the landlord directly by the Housing Authority 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.
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