Kennewick Housing Authority
1915 W. 4th Place
Kennewick, Benton County, WA

509-586-8576

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Public Housing Projects

189

Public Housing Units

1,113

Section 8 Vouchers

Small (50 - 249)

Public Housing Size

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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Kennewick Housing Authority
1915 W. 4th Place
Kennewick, Benton County, WA

509-586-8576

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Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Kennewick Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 189 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,113 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Kennewick 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 Kennewick Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (15%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (85%) to that of all housing authorities in Washington, Kennewick Housing Authority 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 Washington.

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, Kennewick Housing Authority scored an average of 96 points. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2004 and a low score of 89 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Washington is 79.80.

Kennewick Housing Authority 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)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

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

Kennewick Housing Authority manages one rental property which has an inspection score of 84. To be a passing score, a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. Sunny Slope Homes 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. Kennewick Housing Authority owns and manages 189 public housing units in 1 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Kennewick Housing Authority is $264.00 compared to the state average of $282.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of Washington ranges from a low of $221.00 to a high of $420.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)