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About Josephine Housing & Community Development Council

The Josephine Housing & Community Development Council is a Section 8 Public Housing Agency in Grants Pass, Oregon.

The Josephine Housing & Community Development Council serves Josephine County, Grants Pass and Cave Junction.

Josephine Housing & Community Development Council Waiting Lists

Josephine Housing & Community Development Council Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

Please note: The Josephine Housing & Community Development Council covers Josephine County, OR.

The Josephine Housing Community & Development Council (JHCDC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

There are three ways to apply:

  1. Visit the JHCDC office, located at 1205 NE 7th Street, Grants Pass, OR 97526, from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm PT; and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; and from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm on Wednesdays.
  2. Call the JHCDC at (541) 479-5529 to have a pre-application mailed to you.
  3. Send an email to frontdesk@jhcdc.net to have a pre-application mailed to you.
Applicants who need assistance completing the pre-application can contact the JHCDC by any means to schedule an appointment.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be:

  1. Dropped off at the JHCDC office at the address above. If the office is closed, put in in the drop slot on the front door.
  2. Mailed to the JHCDC at the address above.
The following documentation is required: Physical address, mailing address, Social Security Number of all household members

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date an time of pre-application submission.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the JHCDC website, or call the office at (541) 479-5529.

Last Updated on 04/05/2016.

More information about Josephine Housing & Community Development Council can be found on its website at http://www.jhcdc.net/.


About the Josephine Housing & Community Development Council Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Josephine Housing & Community Development Council manages 726 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

StandardTenant ProtectionPorted OutVASH
Vouchers68512614
Monthly Cost Per Voucher$461$337$640$407
Monthly Cost$315,626$4,046$3,837$5,699

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Josephine Housing & Community Development Council

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 19% having issued approximately 43 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 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 8 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 $12,039 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 62% were extremely low income (ELI). 24% of households had wages as a major source of income, 13% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 62% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 48% 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, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

42% of households included children, 11% of which had two adults in the household. 36% of households with children have a female head of household. 78% of all households were headed by a female.

12% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 1% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Josephine Housing & Community Development Council Housing Choice Voucher program, 26% include at least one person with a disability. 42% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 68% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

33% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 48% with 2 bedrooms and 19% with 3 or more bedrooms. 21% 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 Josephine Housing & Community Development Council voucher holders in 2016 was $290 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $660. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $107.



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.