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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.


You are invited to attend the Resident Advisory Board (RAB) Meeting scheduled for TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2016 AT 10:00AM at the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside located at one of the following locations:

5555 Arlington Ave., RIVERSIDE, CA  92504


44-199 Monroe Ave. Ste. B, Rm #207, INDIO, CA  92201

If you have questions regarding the Resident Advisory Board Meeting and/or to RSVP, please contact Ed Kreitz at (951) 343-5442 or no later than October 20, 2016.

The Resident Advisory Board (RAB) provides the Public Housing Authority (PHA) and the residents with a forum for sharing information about the Agency’s Annual Plan.  Section 511 of the United States Housing Act and the regulations in 24CFR part 903 require that PHAs establish one or more Resident Advisory Board(s) (RAB) as part of the PHA Plan process.  RAB membership is comprised of individuals who reflect and represent the residents assisted by the PHA.  The main role of the RAB is to make recommendations in the development of the PHA Plan.

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

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.



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.

New 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 2014, 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:

If you don’t have insurance, a new tax credit could cover most of the cost of a new plan. Enroll between Nov. 15, 2014 – Feb. 15, 2015. Some people without insurance may face a penalty. Get more information at 1-800-318-2596 or .



For Down Payment Assistance Program:

The Housing Authority of the County of Riverside is offering a Down Payment Assistance Program (DPAP) to qualified first time home buyers. The primary objective of the DPAP is to provide down payment assistance to first time home buyers of low to moderate income. Qualified moderate income (120% AMI) households can receive down payment assistance as a silent second loan equal to six percent (6%) of the purchase price of the home. Qualified low income (80% AMI) households can receive down payment assistance equal to twenty-five percent (25%) of the purchase price of the home. Assistance shall not exceed $75,000 and is subject to further limitations.

For more information click here.  If you have any questions, contact the Housing Authority staff at (951) 343-5469.

For Senior Home Rehabilitation Grant Program:

The Senior Home Rehabilitation Grant Program (Program) is designed to provide assistance to income eligible senior homeowners to finance health and safety-related repairs to their homes.  The Program is available for very-low income owner-occupied residential structures located within a Redevelopment Project Area of the former Redevelopment Agency for the County of Riverside and the unincorporated communities of the County of Riverside. The Program provides assistance in the form of a conditional grant up to the maximum total amount of $25,000 derived from former Redevelopment Agency tax-exempt housing bond proceeds.

For more information click here.  If you have any questions, contact the Housing Authority staff at (951) 343-5469.

Resident Member - Board of Commissioners

We are now accepting applications to become a Resident Member on the Board of Commissioners.

Learn how to apply 

The Board of Commissioners meets each Tuesday at 11 am during regularly scheduled meetings of the Board of Supervisors. This meeting is held at the County Administrative Center located at 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside, California. To confirm meetings dates and times please contact the Clerk of the Board at 951.955.1060.

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