Kitsap Housing
345 6th Street, Suite 100
Bremerton, Kitsap County, WA

360-535-6100 http://housingkitsap.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Kitsap Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on April 5th, 2016.

Please note: Kitsap Housing covers Kitsap County, WA, with the exception of Bremerton, WA. Please click the link provided information on that area. The Kitsap Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program is administered by the Bremerton Housing Authority.


The Kitsap Housing (KH) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one week in February 2016, and prior to that in 2005. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online pre-application. Paper pre-applications were not accepted.

There were no preferences.

100 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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 KH website, or call the Bremerton Housing Authority office at (360) 479-3694.


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.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Kitsap Housing Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update February 8th, 2016.

Kitsap Housing (KH) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.


KH offers five Public Housing communities for families and senior/disabled households.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the KH office to pick up a pre-application, located at 345 6th St., Suite 100, Bremerton, WA 98337, from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm PT on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
  2. Download the pre-application online here, then print and complete.
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.

No preferences were noted.

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. Contact the housing authority to find out its policy on how to update pre-application information.

For more information, visit the KH website, or call the office at (360) 535-6100 from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Kitsap Housing administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 2 projects which contain 136 affordable rental units. It also administers 374 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Kitsap Housing 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 Low, meaning it administers 250 - 499 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Kitsap Housing between Public Housing Units (27%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (73%) to that of all housing authorities in Washington, Kitsap Housing 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 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, Kitsap Housing scored an average of 86 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 93 in 2001 and a low score of 66 in 2006. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Washington is 79.80.

Kitsap Housing 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 Kitsap Housing.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 5/10/12 Plan
2010 5/25/10 Plan
2009 6/15/09 Plan
2008 5/12/08 Plan
2007 6/20/07 Plan
2006 5/11/06 Plan
2005 6/27/05 Plan
2004 7/15/04 Plan
2003 10/3/03 Plan
2002 10/9/02 Plan
2001 12/4/01 Plan
2000 9/18/00 Plan