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Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority - Section 8

117 Bien Venida Avenue
Sinajana, Guam, Guam 96910

Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority - Section 8 is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority - Section 8 serves Guam.

Waiting list information for the Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority Public Housing program can be found here.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Guam Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Project-Based Voucher Closed

Other Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority - Section 8 Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority - Section 8 Website: https://www.ghura.org/.

Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority - Section 8 Phone: (671) 477-9851.

Closed: Guam Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority (GHURA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for five days in October, 2018; and before that for five days in January 2017, and in January 2013 There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

1,800 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the GHURA website here, or call the office at (671) 475-1330.

Last Updated on 11/30/2018.

Closed: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority (GHURA) Section 8 Project Based Voucher waiting list is currently closed. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit GHURA website.

Last Updated on 05/30/2019.

About Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority - Section 8

More information about Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority - Section 8 can be found on its website at https://www.ghura.org/.

Representatives of Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority - Section 8 may be available by phone at (671) 477-9851. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/24/2020, it is not known if Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority - Section 8 is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority - Section 8 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority - Section 8 manages 2,442 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Family Unification Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 2,103 128 25 43 143
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,051 $1,230 $1,089 $739 $845
Monthly Cost $2,209,588 $157,388 $27,222 $31,761 $120,873

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority - Section 8

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 9% having issued approximately 270 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 20 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 4.2 persons and has a household income of $13,338 per year. 90% of households were very low income (VLI) and 67% were extremely low income (ELI). 51% of households had wages as a major source of income, 6% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 40% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 70% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 17% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 11% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

77% of households included children, 30% of which had two adults in the household. 66% of households with children have a female head of household. 81% of all households were headed by a female.

99% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 0% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority - Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program, 4% include at least one person with a disability. 12% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 30% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

12% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 29% with 2 bedrooms and 59% with 3 or more bedrooms. 6% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority - Section 8 voucher holders in 2016 was $316 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,147. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $258.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.