About Us

Charter and Funding

The Richmond Housing Authority 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).


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 provides the Housing Authority with advisory services.

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


The Richmond Housing Authority administers a Low-Income Housing (LIPH) program, The program relies on HUD formulas for rent determination which follow federal regulations and Housing Authority policies and procedures.

In addition, the Housing Authority receives other funding for capital improvements and site/development revitalization.