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 offers Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Crook County, Deschutes County and Jefferson County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson County, Oregon Housing Choice 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
Mid-Town Place Project-Based Voucher Closed
Bridge Meadows Project-Based Voucher Closed
Ochoco School Crossing Project-Based Voucher Closed
Phoenix Crossing Apartments Project-Based Voucher Closed

Other Housing Works Waiting Lists

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

The Housing Works Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed.

Housing Works last accepted Section 8 HCV applications for this waiting list from January 10, 2022, until January 14, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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, applicants were required to complete the online application.

The maximum income limits for each household size and county were listed on the public notice.

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
  • 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 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 January 6, 2022.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 07/10/2022.

Closed: Hawks View Estates 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 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in La Pine, Oregon.

Last Updated on 04/04/2022.

Closed: Daggett Townhomes 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 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Bend, Oregon.

Last Updated on 03/23/2022.

Closed: Canyon Edge Townhomes 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 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 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Redmond, Oregon.

Last Updated on 03/30/2022.

Closed: Ponderosa Heights Apartments Project-Based Voucher 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 Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Sisters, Oregon.

Last Updated on 03/30/2022.

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

The Housing Works Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at Mid-Town Place is closed.

The Housing Works last accepted applications for this waiting list from June 6, 2022, until June 9, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

Once the application was completed, it was 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 had the following preferences:

  • 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.
  • Veterans receiving services from the local VA office with an income at or below 30% of the area median income.

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 the Housing Works public notice on June 1, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Redmond, Oregon.

Last Updated on 06/09/2022.

Closed: Bridge Meadows Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Works Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 3 and 4-Bedroom apartments at Bridge Meadows is closed.

Housing Works last accepted applications for this waiting list from August 15, 2022, until August 25, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

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.

The maximum income limits for each household size were available on the public notice.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Those who live or work in Deschutes, Crook, or Jefferson County.
  • Families who are in the process of adopting or providing guardianship to youth from DHS Child Welfare.

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 the Housing Works public notice on August 12, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Redmond, Oregon.

Last Updated on 08/25/2022.

Closed: Ochoco School Crossing Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Works Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at Ochoco School Crossing is currently open.

Housing Works last accepted applications for this waiting list from August 15, 2022, until August 25, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

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.

The maximum income limits for each household size were available on the public notice.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Those who live or work in Deschutes, Crook, or Jefferson County.
  • Applicants who are disabled and clients of the Department of Human Services (DHS) or Saving Grace for victims of domestic violence.

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 the Housing Works public notice on August 12, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Prineville, Oregon.

Last Updated on 08/25/2022.

Closed: Phoenix Crossing Apartments Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Works Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for Studio and 1-Bedroom apartments at Phoenix Crossing Apartments is currently open.

Housing Works last accepted applications for this waiting list from August 15, 2022, until August 25, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

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.

The maximum income limits for each household size were available on the public notice.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Those who live or work in Deschutes, Crook, or Jefferson County.
  • Applicants receiving services from Full Access for person(s) with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities or Saving Grace for victims of domestic violence.

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 the Housing Works public notice on August 12, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Project-Based Voucher rental assistance in Bend, Oregon.

Last Updated on 08/25/2022.

About Housing Works

HCV Portability Status

As of September 24th, 2022, 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 1,224 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, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 848 17 35 24 14 84 190
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $700 $604 $791 $764 $878 $557 $577
Monthly Cost $593,470 $10,276 $27,691 $18,340 $12,298 $46,766 $109,595

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.


Low Income Housing Managed by Housing Works

Daggett Townhomes

2097 Northeast Daggett Lane
Bend, Oregon
Call For Rent
2-3 BR

Ponderosa Heights Apartments

601 N Brooks Camp Rd
Sisters, Oregon
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Canyon Edge

1575 Reindeer Avenue
Redmond, Oregon
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Hawks View Estates

51750 Little Deschutes Ln
La Pine, Oregon
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Phoenix Crossing Apartments

1455 NE Forbes Rd
Bend, Oregon
Call For Rent
Studio-1 BR
Subsidized

Midtown Place Apartments

736 NW 5th St
Redmond, Oregon
Call For Rent
1-3 BR
Subsidized

Ochoco School Crossing

440 NW Madras Hwy
Prineville, Oregon
Call For Rent
Studio-3 BR