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Housing Works

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

Housing Works is a Public Housing Agency 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
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

Other Housing Works Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

COVID-19 Update: As of June 3, 2020, the Housing Works website says:

"The health and safety of our residents, participants, staff, and the community is of high importance to us. In the interest of health and safety, Housing Works will be closed to the public until further notice. For clients needing to drop off changes, please use the drop box located outside our building. You may also fax, mail or email your change to us."

More information can be found on the Housing Works home page.

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. This waiting list will reopen again from January 11, 2021 at 8:00 am, until January 15, 2021 at 5:00 pm PT. 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 07/12/2020.

Closed: Ochoco School Crossing Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher 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 Project-Based Voucher 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 Project-Based Voucher 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 Project-Based Voucher 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 August 31, 2020, until September 3, 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.
  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, as of August 13, 2020.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 09/03/2020.

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 26th, 2020, 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 1,215 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 869 16 7 19 20 78 202
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $627 $491 $827 $607 $817 $453 $541
Monthly Cost $544,536 $7,855 $5,792 $11,531 $16,335 $35,348 $109,192

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.