Columbia Gorge Housing Authority
Columbia Gorge Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of February 28th, 2021, Columbia Gorge Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
Columbia Gorge Housing Authority serves The Dalles.
The Columbia George Housing Authority and the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority operate together as the Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation.
Open Columbia Gorge Housing Authority 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.
Columbia Gorge Housing Authority Website: http://www.mid-columbiahousingauthority.org/index_cgha.htm.
Columbia Gorge Housing Authority Phone: (541) 296-5462.
Open Until Further Notice:
Columbia Gorge Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
The Mid-Columbia Housing Authority (Hood River, Wasco and Sherman Counties, Oregon) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program waiting list is currently open.
Applications may be downloaded from: http://www.mid-columbiahousingauthority.org/docs/P-1Section8application-%20REVISED07-28-2014.doc. Please note: As of July 2017, the application link is dead. Contact the Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation for assistance.
The application should be printed and returned to the Mid-Columbia Housing Authority at 312 Court Street, Suite 419, The Dalles, OR 97058
The housing authority may provide a waiting list preference to elderly/disabled persons, disabled veterans, persons displaced by government action, women who are pregnant or a person in the process of securing custody of a minor.
The Mid-Columbia Housing Authority is affiliated with Columbia Cascade Housing Corporation, a nonprofit housing organization. The consolidated 2012 Annual Report for these organizations can be found here: http://www.columbiacascadehousingcorp.org/ANNUAL%20REPORT%202012.pdf.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 5412965462.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 09/20/2018.
About Columbia Gorge Housing Authority
More information about Columbia Gorge Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.mid-columbiahousingauthority.org/index_cgha.htm.
Representatives of Columbia Gorge Housing Authority may be available by phone at (541) 296-5462. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
About the Columbia Gorge Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Columbia Gorge Housing Authority manages 237 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 ||Ported Out |
||227 ||10 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$498 ||$752 |
||$113,044 ||$7,519 |
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Columbia Gorge Housing Authority
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 16% having issued approximately 16 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 18 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $12,314 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 16% of households had wages as a major source of income, 5% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 77% 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, 40% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 32% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 26% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.
33% of households included children, 11% of which had two adults in the household. 28% of households with children have a female head of household. 77% of all households were headed by a female.
11% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with -1% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Columbia Gorge Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 37% include at least one person with a disability. 62% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 70% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
Bedroom Size and Overhousing
27% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 44% with 2 bedrooms and 29% with 3 or more bedrooms. 36% 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 Columbia Gorge Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $303 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $548. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $116.
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.