Housing Authority of Yamhill County
135 NE Dunn Place
McMinnville, Yamhill County, OR

503-883-4300 http://www.hayc.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of Yamhill County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on October 11th, 2016.

The Housing Authority of Yamhill County (HAYC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists are currently open. The HCV waiting list opened in September 2014, and both are open indefinitely.

There are two ways to apply:


  1. Download and print the application online here.
  2. Pick up an application at the HAYC office, located at 135 NE Dunn Place, McMinnville, OR 97128, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm PT, Monday-Thursday.
Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed or hand delivered to the HAYC office at the address and hours above.

Preferences have not yet been identified.

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

Persons on the waiting list will be notified by mail when their name reaches the top of the waiting list.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the HAYC website, or call the office at (503) 883-4300.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of Yamhill County administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 0 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,343 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of Yamhill County is determined to be a No units public housing authority, meaning it manages between public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of Yamhill County between Public Housing Units (0%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (100%) to that of all housing authorities in Oregon, Housing Authority of Yamhill County has a smaller 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 Yamhill County scored an average of 96 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 79 in 2006. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Oregon is 84.14.

Housing Authority of Yamhill 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)

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 Yamhill County.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 6/14/12 Plan
2011 6/17/11 Plan
2010 6/2/10 Plan
2009 7/30/09 Plan
2008 7/1/08 Plan
2007 6/14/07 Plan
2006 6/30/06 Plan
2005 6/28/05 Plan
2004 6/4/04 Plan
2003 7/1/03 Plan
2002 8/20/02 Plan
2001 7/10/01 Plan
2000 6/23/00 Plan