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About Housing Authority of Lincoln County

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

The Housing Authority of Lincoln County serves Lincoln County, Newport, Lincoln City, Yachats, Waldport, Depoe Bay, Lincoln Beach, Rose Lodge, Siletz and Toledo.

Housing Authority of Lincoln County Waiting Lists

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

The Housing Authority of Lincoln County (Oregon) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program waiting list is currently open and accepting applications.

 

More details about the housing authority's Section 8 program can be found here:  http://www.halc.info/hud_voucher.htm.

 

You may download the application here:  http://www.halc.info/pdfs/HCV-Pre-Application.pdf.

 

It should be printed out, completed and returned to the housing authority at:  P.O. Box 1470, 1039 NW Nye Street, Newport, OR 97365.

 

The waiting list is ranked in date/time order of receipt of an application.

 

The Housing Authority of Lincoln County advises on their website that you should keep them updated with your current contact information as they only contact you by mail when assistance is available. 

Last Updated on 07/17/2017.

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Lincoln County Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority offers 119 units ranging in size from 1 to 4 bedrooms, located throughout Lincoln County.

There are three ways to apply for public housing:
1. Follow this link to download the application, then print and complete.
2. Request an application be mailed to you by calling 541-265-5326, during normal office hours.
3. Visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 1039 NW Nye St., Newport, OR 97365, during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed it can be mailed or hand delivered to 1039 NW Nye St., Newport, OR 97365. Be sure to include these copies with your application: photo IDs for all adult household members, proof of all income for the last 3 months, award letter from social security if applicable, and recent bank statements, and social security cards.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: elderly, disabled, veteran, enrolled in a job training program.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.halc.info/index.html, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 541-265-5326, during normal office hours.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

More information about Housing Authority of Lincoln County can be found on its website at http://www.halc.info/index.html.


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

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of Lincoln County manages 490 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

StandardPorted OutVASH
Vouchers47794
Monthly Cost Per Voucher$442$788$416
Monthly Cost$210,818$7,094$1,665

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Lincoln 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 11% having issued approximately 44 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 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 18 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.8 persons and has a household income of $13,241 per year. 90% of households were very low income (VLI) and 58% were extremely low income (ELI). 20% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 74% 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, 37% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 36% 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.

31% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 28% of households with children have a female head of household. 74% of all households were headed by a female.

7% 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 Authority of Lincoln County Housing Choice Voucher program, 35% include at least one person with a disability. 55% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 62% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

39% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 44% with 2 bedrooms and 17% with 3 or more bedrooms. 25% 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 Lincoln County voucher holders in 2016 was $341 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $576. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $105.



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.