Housing Authority of Douglas County
902 West Stanton Street
Roseburg, Douglas County, OR

541-673-6548 http://www.hadcor.org/default/index.cfm

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

The Douglas County Housing Authority (DCHA) is currently accepting Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List applications.


There are two ways to apply for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher:
1. Request an application be mailed to you by calling 541-673-6548, during normal office hours.
2. Visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 902 W. Stanton St., Roseburg, Oregon 97470, Monday-Thursday between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, and Fridays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

No preferences are noted. There is no known closing date. This information was confirmed on the phone by a DCHA representative.

More information can be found by visiting the DCHA website at http://www.hadcor.org/, or by calling 541-673-6548, Monday-Thursday between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, and Fridays 9:00 am and 12:00 pm.

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

The Douglas County Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.


This housing authority offers six public housing communities in six towns throughout Douglas County. For a complete listing of each community, please follow this link.

Currently, the housing authority has two communities that have open waiting lists:
1. Applegate Village is located in Yoncalla and has their 2 and 3 bedroom waiting list open.
2. Three Rivers Villa is located in Reedsport and offers 1 to 4 bedrooms.

There are two ways to apply for public housing:
1. Request an application be mailed to you by calling 541-673-6548, during normal office hours.
2. Visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 902 W. Stanton, Roseburg, Oregon 97470, Monday-Thursday between the hours of 9am and 4pm, and Fridays 9am and 12pm .

Once the application has been completed it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

No preferences were noted.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.hadcor.org/, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 541-673-6548, Monday-Thursday between the hours of 9am and 4pm, and Fridays 9am and 12pm.

Resident Characteristics
as of June 30, 2015

Housing Authority of Douglas County operates 155 affordable units across its public housing portfolio.

Bedroom Sizes of Public Housing Units

The bedroom sizes of Housing Authority of Douglas County public housing units range from 1 bedroom apartments to 4 bedroom apartments. The housing authority’s public housing inventory includes: 30% 1 bedroom apartments, 38% 2 bedroom apartments, 27% 3 bedroom apartments and 5% 4 bedroom apartments.

Vacancies in Public Housing Portfolio

As of Housing Authority of Douglas County’s most recent Resident Characteristics Report (June 30, 2015), the 16-month average number of units occupied was 151 out of a total 155 rental units. This represents a 16-month average vacany rate of 2.58%.

Family Type

Of the 126 households who reported head of household data in the housing authority’s most recent RCR report, 11 (8.73%) were elderly, 115 (91.27%) were non-elderly, 54 (42.86%) were disabled, 72 (57.14%) contained children and 67 (53.17%) were headed by a female.

Tenant Contributions to Rent

Residents of public housing pay rent based on their income. The rent contribution of the tenant is called the Total Tenant Payment (TTP). The TTP is generally 30% of a residents income with a $25 (National minimum) to $50 (some PHA’s) minimum rent. Based on the information in the most recent Resident Characteristics Report (June 30, 2015) the minimum rent in Housing Authority of Douglas County's public housing developments is $25.

The average tenant rent contribution for Housing Authority of Douglas County’s public housing developments is $260.

The average tenant contribution for elderly residents residing in all properties across the housing authority’s public housing portfolio is $146. The average rent payment for disabled residents is $259. The average TTP for non-elderly, non-disabled renters in the housing authority’s public housing units is $519. Households headed by females had a total tenant payment of $236.

Race and Ethnicity

The HUD Resident Characteristics Report provides updated Head of Household race and ethnicity data at the housing authority and property level. Across all properties in the Housing Authority of Douglas County portfolio, 0% of households identified as Black, 98% identified as White, and 3% identified as Hispanic or Latino.

Income of Public Housing Residents

HUD divides household income into four categories: Extremely Low Income (ELI) for households earning less than 30% of the median, Very Low Income (VLI) for households earning between 30% and 50% of the median, Low Income (LI) for households earning between 50% and 80% of the median and Above Low Income for households earning 81% of the median and over.

Of the public housing residents residing in Housing Authority of Douglas County properties, 90 were Extremely Low Income, 40 were Very Low Income, 18 were Low Income and 3 were Above Low Income.

The average annual income of public housing residents living in Housing Authority of Douglas County properties is $11,604. Of all public housing residents, 2% have no income and 4% earn more than $25,000 while 94% have incomes that fall between $0 and $25,000.

The HUD RCR data includes source of income information as well. The data includes five categories of family income: wage income, welfare income, SSI/SS/Pension income, other income and no income. Some families receive income in multiple categories.

Among families residing in Housing Authority of Douglas County public housing 28% have wage income, 73% have welfare income, 58% have SSI/SS/Pension income, 37% have other income and 0% have no income.

Household Information of Public Housing Residents

As of the last HUD RCR report (June 30, 2015), there were a total of 151 households containing 347 total persons residing in the housing authority’s public housing properties. The average household size across all properties in the housing authority’s public housing portfolio was 2.3.

Across all units operated by the housing authority, 57.14% of households included children. Across all household members in Housing Authority of Douglas County public houins units 16.4% are aged zero to five and 28% are aged 6 to 17.

10.7% of all residents across the housing authority were age 62 or older and are considered seniors while 45% of all residents were aged 18 to 61.

Length of Stay at Public Housing Properties

The HUD RCR report includes length of stay data for Housing Authority of Douglas County public housing communities. 30.46% of all families residing in public housing have lived there for less than 1 year, 11.92% have lived in public housing for 1 to 2 years while 57.62% have lived in public housing for more than 2 years.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of Douglas County administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 6 projects which contain 154 affordable rental units. It also administers 736 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of Douglas County is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of Douglas County between Public Housing Units (17%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (83%) to that of all housing authorities in Oregon, Housing Authority of Douglas County has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Oregon.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Housing Authority of Douglas County scored an average of 93 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2002 and a low score of 84 in 2003. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Oregon is 84.14.

Housing Authority of Douglas County has an average score that is more than the average Oregon housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Housing Authority of Douglas County manages 2 rental properties which, as of the last set of publicly available data, have an average inspection score of 91. The scores for properties managed by Housing Authority of Douglas County range from a high of 92 to a low of 89.

The highest scoring property in the Housing Authority of Douglas County portfolio is Three River Villa and the lowest scoring property is Rosewood Park Homes.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Housing Authority of Douglas County have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Housing Authority of Douglas County.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 4/9/12 Plan
2011 5/13/11 Plan
2010 7/14/10 Plan
2009 3/27/09 Plan
2007 3/5/07 Plan
2006 4/26/06 Plan
2005 4/26/05 Plan
2004 4/5/04 Plan
2003 5/12/03 Plan
2002 11/12/02 Plan
2001 3/23/01 Plan
2000 5/29/00 Plan