Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee
1555 South Methow Street
Wenatchee, Chelan County, WA

509-663-7421 http://www.ccwha.com/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on January 26th, 2016.

The Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee (HACCCW) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for two weeks in January 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

There were three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Download and print the pre-application online.
  2. Visit the HACCCW office to pick up a pre-applicaiton.
  3. Visit one of several locations to pick up a pre-application.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it must have been mailed to the HACCCW by January 25, 2016. Pre-applications postmarked outside of the opening period were not accepted.

1,500 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

Important note: Applicants will receive a confirmation number when either applying, or being placed on the waiting list, depending on housing authority policy. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

If any of your application information changes from the time you submitted the original pre-application (such as contact information, income, and household members), inform the housing authority immediately. In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Please contact the housing authority to find out its policy on updating pre-application information.

For more information, visit the HACCCW website, or call the office at (509) 663-7421.

Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 474 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee is designated as Medium Low, meaning it administers 250 - 499 Section 8 vouchers.

Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee is among the 22% of Washington housing authorities that only offer Section 8 voucher assistance. If there are any public housing units available in the target area, those units are administered by another housing authority.

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 Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee scored an average of 85 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 97 in 2009 and a low score of 69 in 2007. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Washington is 79.80.

Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee has an average score that is more than the average Washington 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 Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 12/2/11 Plan
2010 12/17/09 Plan
2008 1/4/08 Plan
2007 12/19/06 Plan
2006 12/20/05 Plan
2005 12/22/04 Plan
2004 3/5/04 Plan
2003 12/18/02 Plan
2002 1/29/02 Plan
2001 1/20/01 Plan
2000 3/30/00 Plan