About Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County

The Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Eugene, Oregon.

The Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County serves Lane County, Eugene, Springfield, Creswell, Florence, Oakridge, Junction City, Lowell, Cottage Grove and Veneta.

Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County Waiting Lists

Lane County, Oregon Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Now

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The Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County (HACSA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, from May 18, 2017 at 8:00 am, until May 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm PT. It was last open for one week from February until March 2015

To apply, complete the online application here.

Disabled applicants who require reasonable accommodation to complete the application can call the HACSA at (541) 682-2557.

Any applicants who require assistance completing the application can contact one of the agencies listed on the "Instructions" page of the online application, or leave a message at (541) 682-2557 with your first and last name and phone number.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Homeless veteran, transitional homeless family, displaced, Title XIX, victims of domestic violence, shelter plus care, disabled homeless, over/under-housed HACSA Project-Based.

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by random lottery, after sorting preferences.

For more information, visit the HACSA website, or call the office at (541) 682-4090, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Summary

  • What: Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County Housing Choice Voucher Opening
  • When: May 18th, 2017 at 08:00 AM PT - May 26th, 2017 at 04:00 PM PT
  • How To Apply:
    • Online Application at https://www.waitlistcheck.com/OR649.
      • Note: If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a friend or family member's computer/device, or one at a local library.
  • Preferences For: Those Displaced by Natural Disaster. Victims of Domestic Violence. Veterans. The Homeless. Those Displaced by Government Action.

  • A waiting list with preferences means that applicants who qualify for the preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of the preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance. Learn More About Preferences.

Last Updated on 05/19/2017.

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

The Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County (HCSALC) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list applications at this time.

The HCSALC offers 13 Public Housing communities throughout Lane County. A complete listing of all properties can be found here.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 300 West Fairview Dr, Springfield, OR 97477, from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm, Monday-Thursday; and from 8:30 am until 12:30 pm on Fridays.
  2. Download the application online here, then print and complete.

Once the application has been completed it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

No documents are needed at this time.

For more information, visit the HACSA, or call the office at (541) 682-4090, from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm, Monday-Thursday; and from 8:30 am until 12:30 pm on Fridays.

Last Updated on 05/19/2017.


About the Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County manages 2,847 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 2,564 16 26 38 177
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $451 $392 $450 $878 $413
Monthly Cost $1,157,239 $6,267 $11,695 $33,382 $73,077

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane 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 3% having issued approximately 957 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 6 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $11,433 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 21% of households had wages as a major source of income, 6% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 68% 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, 48% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 27% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 23% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

37% of households included children, 8% 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.

15% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 5% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County Housing Choice Voucher program, 30% include at least one person with a disability. 50% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 73% 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, 41% with 2 bedrooms and 20% with 3 or more bedrooms. 17% 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 and Community Services Agency of Lane County voucher holders in 2016 was $331 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $575. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $104.



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.


Public Housing Operated by Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County

1327 10th St
Florence Units is a 30 unit low income housing apartment community in Florence.
202 W Fairview Dr
Springfield Units is a 214 unit low income housing apartment community in Springfield.
1203 N Park Ave
Eugene Units is a 130 unit low income housing apartment community in Eugene.
255 High St
Parkview Terrace is a 150 unit low income housing apartment community in Eugene.
840 Holly St
Veneta and Jc Units is a 90 unit low income housing apartment community in Junction City.

Affordable Apartments near Housing and Community Services Agency of Lane County

1365 Spruce Street
Windsong Apartments is a 32 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Florence.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Florence.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
3420 Jacobs Ln
Laurel Court Apartments is a 17 unit low income housing apartment community in Eugene.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Project Based Rental Assistance Accessible Units Persons With Disabilities
131 C St
Island Park Apartments is a 17 unit low income housing apartment community in Springfield.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance