About Housing Authority of Jackson County

The Housing Authority of Jackson County is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Medford, Oregon.

The Housing Authority of Jackson County serves Jackson County, Medford, White City, Eagle Point, Rogue River, Talent, Ashland, Phoenix, Central Point, Jacksonville, Shady Cove, Gold Hill, Butte Falls, Foots Creek, Prospect, Ruch, Trail and Wimer.

Housing Authority of Jackson County Waiting Lists

Housing Authority of Jackson County Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Housing Authority of Jackson County (HAJC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists are currently open. These waiting lists are open indefinitely.

 

There are two ways to apply:

 

  1. Complete the online pre-application here. The pre-application is available in several languages.
  2. Download and print the pre-application online here.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be:

 

  1. Hand delivered to the HAJC office, located at 2251 Table Rock Road, Medford, OR 97501, from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm PT, Monday-Wednesday and Fridays; and from 12:30 pm until 4:30 pm on Thursdays.
  2. Mailed to the HAJC at the address above.
  3. Faxed to (541) 857-1118.
  4. Emailed to blanca@hajc.net.

There are no preferences.

 

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time of pre-application submission.

 

The approximate wait time to receive a voucher, as of February 2016, is three to four years.

 

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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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 HAJC website, or call the office at (541) 779-5785.

Last Updated on 07/17/2017.

More information about Housing Authority of Jackson County can be found on its website at http://www.hajc.net/.


About the Housing Authority of Jackson County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of Jackson County manages 2,216 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 Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,492 11 136 57 261 163
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $449 $422 $405 $493 $403 $442
Monthly Cost $669,737 $4,645 $55,060 $28,094 $105,143 $72,025

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Jackson 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 15% having issued approximately 141 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 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 28 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $13,315 per year. 91% of households were very low income (VLI) and 56% were extremely low income (ELI). 25% of households had wages as a major source of income, 7% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 64% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 47% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% 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, 9% of which had two adults in the household. 32% of households with children have a female head of household. 69% of all households were headed by a female.

14% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 3% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Jackson County Housing Choice Voucher program, 26% include at least one person with a disability. 44% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 60% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

44% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 18% with 3 or more bedrooms. 16% 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 Authority of Jackson County voucher holders in 2016 was $344 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $560. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $89.



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.