HA City of Sedro Woolley
830 Township
Sedro Woolley, Skagit County, WA

206-574-1100

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

The Sedro-Woolley Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior disabled individuals.


This housing authority offers two communities with 80 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to obtain an application:
1. Visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 830 Township St, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284, Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.
2. Request an application be mailed to you by calling (360) 855-0404, Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.

Once the application has been completed it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. No documents are needed at this time.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: rent burden, elderly, disabled, victim of domestic violence, veteran, homeless, substandard living conditions, or involuntarily displaced.

For more information the housing authority can be reached by calling  (360) 855-0404, Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.

Resident Characteristics
as of June 30, 2015

HA City of Sedro Woolley operates 80 affordable units across its public housing portfolio.

Bedroom Sizes of Public Housing Units

The bedroom sizes of HA City of Sedro Woolley public housing units range from 1 bedroom apartments to 4 bedroom apartments. The housing authority’s public housing inventory includes: 75% 1 bedroom apartments, 4% 2 bedroom apartments, 11% 3 bedroom apartments and 10% 4 bedroom apartments.

Vacancies in Public Housing Portfolio

As of HA City of Sedro Woolley’s most recent Resident Characteristics Report (June 30, 2015), the 16-month average number of units occupied was 80 out of a total 80 rental units. This represents a 16-month average vacany rate of 0%.

Family Type

Of the 58 households who reported head of household data in the housing authority’s most recent RCR report, 8 (13.79%) were elderly, 50 (86.21%) were non-elderly, 43 (74.14%) were disabled, 18 (31.03%) contained children and 18 (31.03%) 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 HA City of Sedro Woolley's public housing developments is $25.

The average tenant rent contribution for HA City of Sedro Woolley’s public housing developments is $318.

The average tenant contribution for elderly residents residing in all properties across the housing authority’s public housing portfolio is $0. The average rent payment for disabled residents is $254. The average TTP for non-elderly, non-disabled renters in the housing authority’s public housing units is $508. Households headed by females had a total tenant payment of $282.

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 HA City of Sedro Woolley portfolio, 0% of households identified as Black, 100% identified as White, and 5% 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 HA City of Sedro Woolley properties, 51 were Extremely Low Income, 25 were Very Low Income, 2 were Low Income and 1 were Above Low Income.

The average annual income of public housing residents living in HA City of Sedro Woolley properties is $11,420. Of all public housing residents, 3% have no income and 5% earn more than $25,000 while 92% 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 HA City of Sedro Woolley public housing 11% have wage income, 18% have welfare income, 77% have SSI/SS/Pension income, 13% have other income and 1% have no income.

Household Information of Public Housing Residents

As of the last HUD RCR report (June 30, 2015), there were a total of 79 households containing 133 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 1.7.

Across all units operated by the housing authority, 31.03% of households included children. Across all household members in HA City of Sedro Woolley public houins units 8.3% are aged zero to five and 23.3% are aged 6 to 17.

21.8% of all residents across the housing authority were age 62 or older and are considered seniors while 46.6% 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 HA City of Sedro Woolley public housing communities. 16.46% of all families residing in public housing have lived there for less than 1 year, 7.59% have lived in public housing for 1 to 2 years while 75.95% have lived in public housing for more than 2 years.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The HA City of Sedro Woolley administers a public housing program. The housing authority owns and manages 2 projects which contain 80 affordable rental units.

According to HUD, HA City of Sedro Woolley is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units.

HA City of Sedro Woolley is among the 16% of Washington housing authorities that only offer public housing. Section 8 assistance in its target area is administered by another nearby housing authority.

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

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

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

HA City of Sedro Woolley manages 2 rental properties which, as of the last set of publicly available data, have an average inspection score of 96. The scores for properties managed by HA City of Sedro Woolley range from a high of 99 to a low of 93.

The highest scoring property in the HA City of Sedro Woolley portfolio is Hillsview and the lowest scoring property is Cedar Grove I.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by HA City of Sedro Woolley 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 HA City of Sedro Woolley.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 1/5/11 Plan
2011 1/5/11 Plan
2010 1/15/10 Plan
2009 1/9/09 Plan
2008 5/15/08 Plan
2007 6/14/07 Plan
2006 8/7/06 Plan
2005 6/10/05 Plan
2003 6/17/03 Plan
2002 6/14/02 Plan
2001 7/18/01 Plan
2000 6/14/00 Plan