About Northwest Oregon Housing Authority

The Northwest Oregon Housing Authority is a Section 8 Public Housing Agency in Warrenton, Oregon.

The Northwest Oregon Housing Authority serves Clatsop County, Columbia County, Tillamook County, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Astoria, Warrenton, St Helens, Rainier, Vernonia, Scappoose, Clatskanie, Tillamook, Nehalem, Bay City, Bayside Gardens, Beaver, Cape Meares, Cloverdale, Columbia City, Deer Island, Garibaldi, Gearhart, Hebo, Idaville, Jeffers Gardens, Manzanita, Neahkahnie, Neskowin, Netarts, Oceanside, Pacific City, Prescott, Rockaway Beach, St. Helens, Warren, Westport and Wheeler.

Northwest Oregon Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Northwest Oregon Housing Authority Limited Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Northwest Oregon Housing Authority is currently accepting applications for its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program; open until further notice.

 

Please note: The housing authority website states "The Northwest Oregon Housing Authority is accepting applications for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for elderly, disabled, and homeless household's only! The list will remain open until sufficient applications are received."

 

Application (PDF) can be found here: http://www.nwoha.org/forms/pre-application-2014.pdf
 

Open for those in Tillamook, Columbia and Clatsop Counties.
 

Preferences:

  • Elderly (62+ years of age)
  • Disabled
  • Homeless

How the waiting list is chosen has not been identified.

Last Updated on 07/17/2017.

More information about Northwest Oregon Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.nwoha.org/.


About the Northwest Oregon Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Northwest Oregon Housing Authority manages 1,077 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 865 64 9 23 39 68
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $510 $702 $526 $850 $498 $482
Monthly Cost $441,436 $44,914 $4,735 $19,560 $19,431 $32,794

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Northwest Oregon 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 14% having issued approximately 72 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 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 30 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.9 persons and has a household income of $12,541 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 20% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 70% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 39% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 29% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 31% 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.

30% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 26% of households with children have a female head of household. 74% of all households were headed by a female.

6% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 1% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Northwest Oregon Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 34% include at least one person with a disability. 56% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 67% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

35% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 46% with 2 bedrooms and 20% with 3 or more bedrooms. 28% 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 Northwest Oregon Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $320 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $591. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $99.



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.