Richmond Housing Authority

The Richmond Housing Authority (RHA) is a public entity chartered by the City of Richmond, California in 1941 as a separate legal entity under the provisions of the Housing Act of 1937. It is funded by the Federal Government and is subject to the rules and guidelines of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). 

RHA provides decent affordable housing for low and very low-income residents of Richmond through our federally funded housing programs. The program relies on HUD formulas for rent determination which are in accordance with federal regulations and Housing Authority policies and procedures.

The Housing Authority also receives other funding for capital improvements and site/development revitalization.

The Richmond Housing Authority's purpose is to provide decent, safe, and sanitary housing for low-income individuals in the City of Richmond, California.

Project-Based Voucher - Wait Lists - HACCC

For up-to-date announcements related to Project-Based Voucher (PBV) waiting lists please visit the Housing Authority of the County of Contra Costa (HACCC) website at

Boards, Commission, and Corporations

The City Council of the City of Richmond acts as the Board of Commissioners for the Housing Authority. A Public Housing Advisory Board, consisting of community leaders or professionals and public housing residents, also provide the Housing Authority with advisory services.

  1. Housing Authority Board of Commissioners
  2. Housing Authority Advisory Commission
  3. RHA Housing Corporation
  4. Easter Hill Housing Corporation

Housing Authority Board of Commissioners Agenda Documents


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Claims against the Richmond Housing Authority are filed in the City Clerk's Office, and must be filed within six months of the incident.