Housing Works

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

Housing Works is a housing authority 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. As of October 19th, 2021, Housing Works has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

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

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson County, Oregon Housing Choice Voucher Open Soon
Ochoco School Crossing Project-Based Voucher Closed
Hawks View Estates Project-Based Voucher Closed
Daggett Townhomes Project-Based Voucher Closed
Canyon Edge Townhomes Project-Based Voucher Closed
Ponderosa Heights Apartments Project-Based Voucher Closed
Phoenix Crossing Apartments Project-Based Voucher Closed
Mid-Town Place Project-Based Voucher Closed

Open Housing Works 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.

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

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Works Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is opening soon.

Housing Works will accept Section 8 HCV applications for this waiting list from January 10, 2022 at 8:00 am, until January 14, 2022 at 5:00 pm PT.

Please note: According to Housing Works, "All applications will be purged from the annual waiting list on December 31st. If you are not selected by December 31st of the year that you apply, you must reapply the following year."

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application that will be available here.

The maximum income limits for each household size and county is available here.

This waiting list has 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
  • Single applicants who are elderly or disabled will be given a selection priority over all “other single” applicants
    • “Other singles” denotes a one-person household in which the individual member is not elderly or disabled.
    • Such applicants will be placed on the waiting list in accordance with any other preferences to which they are entitled, but they cannot be selected for assistance before any one-person elderly or disabled family.

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

For more information, visit the Housing Works website.

Sources: This information was verified by Housing Works on September 25, 2021.

Service Area

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

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (541) 923-1018 or email frontdesk@housing-works.org.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/27/2021.

Other Housing Works Waiting Lists

Closed: Ochoco School Crossing Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Works waiting list for 2 and 3-Bedroom Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments at Ochoco School Crossing is currently open. Applications are being accepted from January 27, 2020 at 8:00 am, until January 30, 2020 at 5:00 pm PT.

Please note: There are two 2-Bedroom units and one 3-Bedroom unit for this waiting list.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete an application at the Housing Works office, located at 405 SW 6th St, Redmond, Oregon; from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.
  2. Print the application online here.

Once the printed application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the Housing Works office at the address and hours above.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Reside in Crook, Deschutes or Jefferson Counties
  • Household includes a family member who works, or has been notified thatthey are hired to work, in Crook, Deschutes or Jefferson Counties
  • Clients of Saving Grace

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

For more information, visit the Housing Works website.

Sources: This information was verified by a representative of Housing Works, as of January 2, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Prineville, Oregon.

Last Updated on 01/30/2020.

Closed: Hawks View Estates Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

A Housing Works waiting list for 3-Bedroom Section 8 Project Based Voucher apartments at Hawks View Estates is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from June 15, 2020, until June 18, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

Once the application has been completed, it must have been either:

  1. Dropped off in person at the Housing Works office.
  2. Faxed to Housing Works.
  3. Emailed to Housing Works.

This waiting list had the following preferences: 

  • Preference being given to those receiving services through Child Welfare or Self Sufficiency. 
  • Local residency preference. 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, will be served before those residing outside this area.

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

For more information, visit the Housing Works website.

Sources: This information was verified by a representative of Housing Works, as of June 2, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in La Pine, Oregon.

Last Updated on 06/22/2020.

Closed: Daggett Townhomes Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Works Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 3-Bedroom apartments at Daggett Townhomes is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from July 27, 2020, until July 30, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to print the application that was available online.

Once the application was completed, it must have been either:

  1. Dropped off at the Housing Works office.
  2. Faxed to Housing Works.
  3. Emailed to Housing Works.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Local preference given to those who live or work in Deschutes, Crook, or Jefferson County.

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

For more information, read the Housing Works public notice, the Housing Works Info Sheet, or visit the Housing Works website.

Sources: This information was verified by a Housing Works representative, as of July 27, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Bend, Oregon.

Last Updated on 07/30/2020.

Closed: Canyon Edge Townhomes Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Works Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 3-Bedroom apartments at Canyon Edge Townhomes is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from December 7, 2020 at 8:00 am, until December 18, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

Once the application was completed, it must have been either:

  1. Dropped off to the Housing Works office drop box outside of the building.
  2. Faxed to Housing Works.
  3. Emailed to Housing Works.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Applicants who live or work in Deschutes, Crook, or Jefferson County.

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

For more information, read the Canyon Edge Townhomes Info Sheet, or visit the Housing Works website.

Sources: This information was verified by Housing Works on December 7, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Redmond, Oregon.

Last Updated on 12/18/2020.

Closed: Ponderosa Heights Apartments Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Works Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 3-Bedrtoom apartments at Ponderosa Heights Apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from December 21, 2020, until December 30, 2020.

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

The maximum income limits for each household size were as follows:

  • 1 Person $26,850 | 5 Persons $41,400
  • 2 Persons $30,650 | 6 Persons $44,450
  • 3 Persons $34,500 | 7 Persons $47,500
  • 4 Persons $38,300 | 8 Persons $50,600

Once the application was completed, it was either:

  1. Dropped off in person at the Housing Works office.
  2. Faxed to Housing Works.
  3. Emailed to Housing Works.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Local residency preference. 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, will be served before those residing outside this area. Priority will be given to applicants who are clients of the Department of Human Services through Child Welfare or Self -Sufficiency.

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

For more information, visit the Housing Works website.

Sources: This information was verified by Housing Works on December 17, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Sisters, Oregon.

Last Updated on 12/30/2020.

Closed: Phoenix Crossing Apartments Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Works waiting list for 2 and 3-Bedroom Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments at Ochoco School Crossing is currently open. Applications are being accepted from January 27, 2020 at 8:00 am, until January 30, 2020 at 5:00 pm PT.

Please note: There are two 2-Bedroom units and one 3-Bedroom unit for this waiting list.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete an application at the Housing Works office, located at 405 SW 6th St, Redmond, Oregon; from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.
  2. Print the application online here.

Once the printed application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the Housing Works office at the address and hours above.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Reside in Crook, Deschutes or Jefferson Counties
  • Household includes a family member who works, or has been notified thatthey are hired to work, in Crook, Deschutes or Jefferson Counties
  • Clients of Saving Grace

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

For more information, visit the Housing Works website.

Sources: This information was verified by a representative of Housing Works, as of January 2, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Bend, Oregon.

Last Updated on 04/01/2021.

Closed: Mid-Town Place Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Works Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at Mid-Town Place is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from June 7, 2021, until June 17, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: This opening was for a mix of eight total units.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to print the paper application.

Once the application has been completed, it must have been either:

  1. Dropped off to the Housing Works drop box outside of the building.
  2. Faxed to Housing Works.
  3. Emailed to Housing Works.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Live or work in Deschutes, Crook, or Jefferson Counties
  • Veterans receiving services from the local VA office with an income at or below 30% of the area median income. (This is a preference for four of the eight units.)

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

Applicants who need technical assistance can contact Housing Works during the opening period, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.

For more information, read the Housing Works Info Sheet, or visit the Housing Works website.

Sources: This information was verified by Housing Works on June 4, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Redmond, Oregon.

Last Updated on 06/17/2021.

About Housing Works

More information about Housing Works can be found on its website at https://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.

HCV Portability Status

As of October 19th, 2021, it is not known if Housing Works is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 1,203 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 Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 833 15 26 25 15 84 192
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $703 $580 $814 $777 $923 $539 $578
Monthly Cost $585,669 $8,707 $21,154 $19,425 $13,840 $45,270 $110,886

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.