Linn-Benton Housing Authority

1250 SE Queen Ave
Albany, Linn County, Oregon 97322

Linn-Benton Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of November 27th, 2021, Linn-Benton Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Garden View Apartments Open Until Further Notice

Open Linn-Benton Housing Authority 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.

Linn-Benton Housing Authority Website: http://www.l-bha.org/.

Linn-Benton Housing Authority Phone: (541) 926-4497.

Open Until Further Notice: Garden View Apartments Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Linn-Benton Housing Authority (LBHA) waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at Garden View Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted from July 15, 2020, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Print the online paper application available here.
  2. In persons applications at the LBHA, located at 1250 Queen Ave SE, Albany, OR 97322.

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

  1. Mailed to the LBHA, address mentioned above.
  2. Faxed to (541) 926-3589.
  3. Emailed to mail@L-bha.org.
  4. Dropped off at the LBHA drop box, address mentioned above.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the LBHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the LBHA on November 11, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Lebanon, 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) 926-4497.

Last Updated on 11/12/2020.

About Linn-Benton Housing Authority

More information about Linn-Benton Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.l-bha.org/.

Representatives of Linn-Benton Housing Authority may be available by phone at (541) 926-4497. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/27/2021, it is not known if Linn-Benton Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Linn-Benton Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Linn-Benton Housing Authority manages 2,449 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 Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 2,236 4 44 69 94
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $570 $581 $1,093 $545 $507
Monthly Cost $1,275,046 $2,322 $48,091 $37,636 $47,668

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Linn-Benton Housing Authority

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 15% having issued approximately 170 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 22 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 $12,863 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 64% were extremely low income (ELI). 21% of households had wages as a major source of income, 7% 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

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 49% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 25% 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.

41% of households included children, 9% of which had two adults in the household. 37% of households with children have a female head of household. 76% of all households were headed by a female.

13% 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 Linn-Benton Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 30% include at least one person with a disability. 51% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 64% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

31% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 48% with 2 bedrooms and 21% with 3 or more bedrooms. 22% 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 Linn-Benton Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $357 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $583. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $145.



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.