Salem Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Salem, Oregon that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of June 4th, 2020, Salem Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.
Salem Housing Authority serves Keizer and Salem.
Waiting List Statuses
| Public Housing
||Open Until Further Notice
|Salem and Keizer, Oregon Housing Choice Voucher
Open Salem Housing Authority Waiting Lists
Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.
Salem Housing Authority Website: https://www.salemhousingor.com/.
Salem Housing Authority Phone: (503) 588-6368.
Open Until Further Notice:
Public Housing 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Public Housing Waiting List
The Salem Housing Authority (SHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled households.
To apply, complete the online application here.
There are no preferences.
Selected applicants will be placed by date and time the application is received.
For more information, visit the SHA website, or call the office at (503) 588-6368.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 5035886368.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 06/19/2018.
Other Salem Housing Authority Waiting Lists
Salem and Keizer, Oregon Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
The Salem Housing Authority (SHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in June, 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.
To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.
The waiting list has the following preferences: Homeless, victims of domestic violence, those terminated from assistance due to lack of funding, those terminated from assistance due to lack of funding, referred by local assistance program.
Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.
For more information, visit the SHA website, or call the office at (503) 588-6368
Last Updated on 07/23/2018.
About Salem Housing Authority
More information about Salem Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.salemhousingor.com/.
Representatives of Salem Housing Authority may be available by phone at (503) 588-6368. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
Open today from 7:30am to 4:00pm PT. Closed from noon to 1:00 PM every day, for lunch
About the Salem Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Salem Housing Authority manages 2,814 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, 2019:
||Standard ||Homeownership ||Family Unification ||Tenant Protection ||Ported Out ||VASH ||Non-Elderly Disabled |
||2,421 ||1 ||103 ||18 ||117 ||64 ||81 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$545 ||$706 ||$699 ||$596 ||$1,048 ||$487 ||$475 |
||$1,319,710 ||$706 ||$71,968 ||$10,719 ||$122,595 ||$31,163 ||$38,513 |
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Salem 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 8% having issued approximately 352 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 21 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $13,529 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 64% were extremely low income (ELI). 26% of households had wages as a major source of income, 11% 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
3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 52% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% 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.
46% of households included children, 8% of which had two adults in the household. 41% of households with children have a female head of household. 78% of all households were headed by a female.
27% 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 Salem Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 24% 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. 63% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
Bedroom Size and Overhousing
30% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 44% with 2 bedrooms and 25% 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 Salem Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $334 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $633. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $94.
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 Apartments Operated by Salem Housing Authority
546 16th St SE
370 Church St SE
1560 Brush College Rd NW
Low Income Housing Managed by Salem Housing Authority
1901 Fairgrounds Rd NE
Call For Rent 1-3 BR
3140 Tess Ave NE
Elderly Supportive Housing
3143 7th Pl NE
$580-785 2-3 BR