Northeast Oregon Housing Authority
2608 May Lane
La Grande, Union County, OR

541-963-5360 http://www.neoha.org/

Section 8 HCV Waiting List Status: Open

The Northeast Oregon Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program waiting list is currently open and accepting applications.


The application is online at:  https://neoha.org/online-app/.

The application is lengthy so before you begin make sure you have Social Security numbers for all household members, birthdate of household members, monthly income for all household members.  In addition, if there is more than one adult in the household, each adult will have to eSign the pre application.

According to the Northeast Oregon Housing Authority website, the waiting list is 12 to 18 months long.

You can find detailed info on the Northeast Oregon Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program here:  http://neoha.org/programs/section-8-housing-choice-voucher/.

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

The Northeast Oregon Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals. For a detailed list of each apartment community this housing authority has, please follow this link.


This housing authority offers ten public housing apartment communities located throughout Northeast Oregon.

There are four ways to apply for public housing:
1. Visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 2608 May Lane, P.O. Box 3357, La Grande, OR 97850, between the hours of 10am and 3pm, Monday-Thursday.
2. Request an application be mailed to you by calling 541-963-2465, Monday-Thursday, between the hours of 10am-3pm.
3. Request an application be emailed to you by emailing the housing authority at audrey.neoha@gmail.com
4. Apply for public housing online here.

Once the application has been completed:
1. Mail or hand deliver to 2608 May Lane, P.O. Box 3357, La Grande, OR 97850.
2. Fax completed applications to 541-963-3682.
3. Email completed applications to audrey.neoha@gmail.com

Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: birth certificates, social security cards, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

This housing authority does have a preference that may improve your spot on the waiting list: elderly, disabled, or families.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://neoha.org/, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 541-963-2465, Monday-Thursday between the hours of 10am and 3pm.


Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Northeast Oregon Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 2 projects which contain 129 affordable rental units. It also administers 710 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Northeast Oregon Housing Authority 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 Northeast Oregon Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (15%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (85%) to that of all housing authorities in Oregon, Northeast Oregon Housing Authority 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, Northeast Oregon Housing Authority scored an average of 94 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2004 and a low score of 85 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Oregon is 84.14.

Northeast Oregon Housing Authority 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.

As of the last set of publicly available data, Northeast Oregon Housing Authority manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 99. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. As of the last set of publicly available data, Ne Oregon Ha has a passing score.

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

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Northeast Oregon Housing Authority owns and manages 129 public housing units in 2 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Northeast Oregon Housing Authority is $254.00 compared to the state average of $228.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of Oregon ranges from a low of $254.00 to a high of $364.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)

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 Northeast Oregon Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 3/15/12 Plan
2011 3/2/11 Plan
2010 3/19/10 Plan
2009 2/18/09 Plan
2008 2/26/08 Plan
2007 2/22/07 Plan
2006 3/10/06 Plan
2005 3/17/05 Plan
2004 3/12/04 Plan
2003 3/25/03 Plan
2002 8/9/02 Plan
2001 3/19/01 Plan
2000 4/22/00 Plan

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Public Housing Projects

129

Public Housing Units

710

Section 8 Vouchers

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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