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Housing Authority-Housing Choice Vouchers

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Housing Authority-Housing Choice Vouchers
Published on: 10/9/2012 12:00 AM

Effective July 1, 2011, the Housing Authorities of Nevada and Sutter counties have consolidated to form the Regional Housing Authority of Sutter and Nevada Counties. The Regional Housing Authority of Sutter and Nevada Counties 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.

What are Housing Choice Vouchers?

The housing choice voucher program assists very low income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market.  Since hosuing 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 landord and the amount subsidized by the program. 

For more information please contact staff at the following location: 

Regional Housing Authority of Sutter and Nevada Counties
1455 Butte House Road
Yuba City, CA 95993
Telephone: (530) 671-0220
Toll free: (888) 671-0220
TTY Dial 711

Office hours:
Monday through Friday 8:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Closed for lunch 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Tex Ritter
Housing and Community Services

950 Maidu Avenue
Nevada City, Ca 95959
Hours: 8am-5pm M-F
Phone: 530.265.1645
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