Homes for Good is a public housing agency in Eugene, Oregon that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs.
Homes for Good serves Lane County.
In January 2018, the Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County changed its name to Homes for Good.
|Lane County, Oregon Housing Choice Voucher||Closed|
The Homes for Good (HG) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one week in May 2017; and before that for one week from February until March 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.
To apply, applicants were required to complete the online application.
This waiting list had the following preferences: Homeless veteran, transitional homeless family, displaced, Title XIX, victims of domestic violence, shelter plus care, disabled homeless, over/under-housed HG Project-Based.
Applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.
For more information, visit the HG website, or call the office at (541) 682-4090, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm PT, Monday-Thursday.
Last Updated on 01/30/2018.
The Homes for Good (HG) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list applications at this time.
HG offers 13 Public Housing communities throughout Lane County. A complete listing of all properties can be found here.
There were two ways to apply:
Once the application was completed it must have been mailed or hand delivered to the HG offfice.
For more information, visit the HG website, or call the office at (541) 682-4090, from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm, Monday-Thursday; and from 8:30 am until 12:30 pm on Fridays.
Last Updated on 05/02/2018.
More information about Homes for Good can be found on its website at http://www.homesforgood.org/.
As of 05/20/2019, it is not known if Homes for Good 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.
As of the most recent VMS report, Homes for Good manages 3,052 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:
|Standard||Homeownership||Tenant Protection||Ported Out||VASH|
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$474||$508||$519||$1,074||$466|
According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 3% having issued approximately 957 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 6 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 $11,433 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 21% 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 68% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 48% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 27% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 23% 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.
37% of households included children, 8% of which had two adults in the household. 33% of households with children have a female head of household. 74% of all households were headed by a female.
15% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 5% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Homes for Good Housing Choice Voucher program, 30% include at least one person with a disability. 50% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 73% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
39% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 41% with 2 bedrooms and 20% with 3 or more bedrooms. 17% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.
The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Homes for Good voucher holders in 2016 was $331 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $575. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $104.
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.