The Housing Authority of the County of Riverside is a public agency chartered by the State of California to administer the development, rehabilitation or financing of affordable housing programs. The mission of the Housing Authority is to transform and promote healthy, thriving communities, re-ignite hope and restore human dignity through the creation and preservation of high quality and innovative housing and community development programs which enhance the quality of life and revitalize neighborhoods to foster self-sufficiency. The Housing Authority has been serving Riverside County for over 60 years.
Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Have you or someone you know has been affected by the power outages and wildfires?
HCD has put together a resource page for households affected by the recent wildfires which can be visited at: http://www.hcd.ca.gov/ .
If you, or someone you know have been affected by the wildfires or power shutoffs:
1. Visit response.ca.gov - Your one-stop portal for local and state resources, including:
- Health Services
- Shelters and Housing
- and more
2. Register for FEMA assistance by visiting disasterassistance.gov or calling 1.800.621.3362.
3. If you own a mobilehome or manufactured home that was damaged or destroyed in the wildfires, please call 1.833.421.5990 (TDD: 1.800.735.2929) or email: ContactRT@hcd.ca.gov.
On July 1, 2015, the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside opened the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) waiting list.
You may register or update your registration on-line at How To Apply!
If you do not have internet access, click the following link for more information: Computer Resource Listing
You may also access a computer and apply online at the Housing Authority office located at 5555 Arlington Ave Riverside 92504 Monday - Friday from 8 am - 5 pm.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE HOUSING AUTHORITY
With security on the news lately, much has been said about protecting your information. To guard against possible scams, always be cautious about sharing personal information and never share information with anyone over the phone, even if they claim to be someone you do business with. Please know that Housing Authority staff would not contact you and request personal financial information such as credit or debit card numbers and/or their PIN’s. Also, we do not charge a fee for your participation in any of our programs. Should you have any questions please contact your Housing Authority representative directly.
Office Hours for all locations
Effective July 25, 2013, our office hours will be open Monday - Friday 8:00 am-5:00pm (excluding holidays). Click here for Office Locations and Hours
Earned Income Credit and Child Tax Credit
If you file a tax return for 2017, you may qualify for Earned Income Credit (EIC) of up to about $6,000 if you worked and/or a Child Tax Credit (CTC) of about $1,000 per child if you have minor children who lived with you. Click below for more information: http://www.eitcoutreach.org/learn/tax-credits/earned-income-tax-credit/
Medical Insurance Coverage
If you don’t have insurance, a new tax credit could cover most of the cost of a new plan. The deadline for 2017 plans is over. Some people without insurance may face a penalty. If you still want coverage for the rest of 2017: See if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period due to a life event like losing other coverage, getting married, or having a baby. For more information on the Special Enrollment Period, please visit: https://www.healthcare.gov/glossary/special-enrollment-period/
See if you qualify for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). You can apply for these programs any time. The 2018 Open Enrollment Period runs from November 1, 2017 to December 15, 2017. Get more information at 1-800-318-2596 or www.HealthCare.gov .