More people than you might realize need affordable housing. The economic expansion of the 1990s obscured certain trends and statistics that point to an increased, not decreased, need for affordable housing. The generally accepted definition of affordability is for a household to pay no more than 30 percent of its annual income on housing. Families who pay more than 30 percent of their income for housing are considered cost burdened and may have difficulty affording necessities such as food, clothing, transportation and medical care.
An estimated 12 million renter and homeowner households now pay more then 50 percent of their annual incomes for housing, and a family with one full-time worker earning the minimum wage cannot afford the local fair-market rent for a two-bedroom apartment anywhere in the United States. The lack of affordable housing is a significant hardship for low-income households preventing them from meeting their other basic needs, such as nutrition and healthcare, or saving for their future and that of their families.
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The Housing Authority of the City of Redding acts as a referring agency for Fair Housing issues. You may pick up a complete Fair Housing Resource List, a booklet on California Tenant rights and a booklet on the small claims courts, all contained in the Fair Housing Packet at the Housing Authority, which is located at 777 Cypress Avenue. You may pick up this packet Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 5 PM. To have one mailed to you, please contact the Housing Specialist at (530) 225-4048, Monday through Friday between 1 and 4 PM. The Housing Authority offers no legal advice or information.
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635 Parkview Avenue,
Redding, CA 96001
CRDC is designated as a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) by the Housing Division of the City of Redding. CRDC is a very experienced housing development organization that has used a multitude of financing sources to finance its developments. More...