Housing And Urban Renewal Agency of Polk County

204 SW Walnut Ave
Dallas, Polk County, Oregon 97338

Housing And Urban Renewal Agency of Polk County is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of December 1st, 2021, Housing And Urban Renewal Agency of Polk County has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Housing And Urban Renewal Agency of Polk County serves Polk County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Housing And Urban Renewal Agency of Polk County Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Housing And Urban Renewal Agency of Polk County Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Housing And Urban Renewal Agency of Polk County Website: http://www.wvpha.org.

Housing And Urban Renewal Agency of Polk County Phone: (503) 623-8387.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Waiting List
The West Valley Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority offers four apartment communities dedicated to senior/disabled individuals, four apartment communities for families. For a complete listing of each apartment community, please follow this link.

There are two ways to apply for public housing:
1. Visit the housing authority office to pick up an application, located at P.O Box 467, 204 S.W. Walnut Ave., Dallas, OR 97338, Monday-Thursday between the hours of 8am and 4:30 pm.
2. Download an application here, to print and complete.

Once the application has been completed it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. Be sure to include copies of social security cards for all household members.

This housing authority does not have any preferences: Your application will be placed by date and time received.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.wvpha.org/, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 503-623-8387, Monday-Thursday between the hours of 8am and 4:30pm.
Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (503)623-8387.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

About Housing And Urban Renewal Agency of Polk County

More information about Housing And Urban Renewal Agency of Polk County can be found on its website at http://www.wvpha.org.

Representatives of Housing And Urban Renewal Agency of Polk County may be available by phone at (503) 623-8387. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 12/01/2021, it is not known if Housing And Urban Renewal Agency of Polk County 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 Housing And Urban Renewal Agency of Polk County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing And Urban Renewal Agency of Polk County manages 537 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 502 6 1 21 7
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $592 $899 $268 $1,186 $530
Monthly Cost $297,305 $5,391 $268 $24,916 $3,712

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing And Urban Renewal Agency of Polk County

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 12% having issued approximately 53 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 11 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.8 persons and has a household income of $13,305 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 65% were extremely low income (ELI). 31% of households had wages as a major source of income, 17% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 47% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

6% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 58% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 18% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% 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.

60% of households included children, 16% of which had two adults in the household. 49% of households with children have a female head of household. 78% of all households were headed by a female.

20% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 1% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing And Urban Renewal Agency of Polk County Housing Choice Voucher program, 14% include at least one person with a disability. 30% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 65% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

15% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 49% with 2 bedrooms and 36% with 3 or more bedrooms. 17% 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 Housing And Urban Renewal Agency of Polk County voucher holders in 2016 was $342 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $674. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $130.



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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Housing And Urban Renewal Agency of Polk County

Pioneer Village

261 Taybin Rd NW
Salem, Oregon

Kingwood West

1937 Dallas Hwy NW
Salem, Oregon

Dallas Independence Amp

345 SW Donald St
Dallas, Oregon