Housing Works

405 Southwest 6th Street
Redmond, Deschutes County, Oregon 97756

Housing Works is a Public Housing Agency in Redmond, Oregon that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Mainstream Voucher, and Family Unification Program (FUP) programs.

Housing Works serves Crook County, Deschutes County and Jefferson County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson County, Oregon Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Housing Works Waiting Lists

Closed: Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson County, Oregon Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Works Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from January 13, 2020, until January 17, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen, but it has reopened in January of each year since at least 2016.

Please note: According to Housing Works, "Applicants seeking a voucher must re-apply each year...On December 31, 2020 all applications will be removed from the waiting list and applicants must reapply again the following year if they are not chosen."

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Local residency
    • Applicants that reside in Crook, Deschutes or Jefferson Counties or whose household includes a family member who works, or has been notified that they are hired to work, in Crook, Deschutes or Jefferson Counties
  • Mainstream
    • Non-elderly persons with disabilities who are transitioning out of institutional or other segregated settings, at serious risk of institutionalization, homeless or at risk of becoming homeless
  • Single applicants who are elderly or disabled will be given a selection priority over all “other single” applicants

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the Housing Works Vouchers page, or the Housing Works website.

Sources: This information was verified by a representative of Housing Works, and the Housing Works website, as of December 5, 2019.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson County, Oregon.

Last Updated on 01/17/2020.

About Housing Works

More information about Housing Works can be found on its website at http://www.housing-works.org/.

Representatives of Housing Works may be available by phone at (541) 923-1018. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Open today from 8:00am to 5:00pm PT.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday 8:00am-12:00pm
HCV Portability Status

As of 05/23/2019, Housing Works is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

About the Housing Works Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Works manages 1,192 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 863 16 4 19 15 72 199
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $613 $495 $782 $629 $822 $415 $529
Monthly Cost $528,781 $7,923 $3,127 $11,959 $12,335 $29,882 $105,300

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Works

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 100 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 9 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 $13,705 per year. 89% of households were very low income (VLI) and 61% were extremely low income (ELI). 27% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 65% 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, 51% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 24% 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.

39% of households included children, 6% 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.

9% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 2% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Works Housing Choice Voucher program, 27% include at least one person with a disability. 49% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 58% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

22% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 44% with 2 bedrooms and 34% with 3 or more bedrooms. 32% 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 Works voucher holders in 2016 was $368 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $662. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $113.

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.