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Umatilla County Housing Authority

155 SW 10th Street
Hermiston, Umatilla County, Oregon 97838

Umatilla County Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Hermiston, Oregon that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of March 29th, 2020, Umatilla County Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Umatilla County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Umatilla County Housing Authority serves Umatilla County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Umatilla County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Umatilla County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. As of March 16, 2020, many waiting lists that are already open have remained open, but those may become postponed as well, or submission instructions may be adjusted. 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, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.

Umatilla County Housing Authority Website: http://www.umatillacountyha.org/.

Umatilla County Housing Authority Phone: (541) 567-3241.

Open Until Further Notice: Umatilla County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Umatilla County Housing Authority (UCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the UCHA office to pick up a pre-application, located at 155 S.W. Tenth St., Hermiston, OR 97838, during normal office hours, Monday-Friday .
  2. Download the pre-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.

The following preferences have been identified: elderly, disabled, or handicapped.

The approximate wait time for a voucher is one year.

Important note: Applicants will receive a confirmation number when either applying, or being placed on the waiting list, depending on housing authority policy. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

If any of your application information changes from the time you submitted the original pre-application (such as contact information, income, and household members), inform the housing authority immediately. 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. Please contact the housing authority to find out its policy on updating pre-application information.

For more information, visit the UCHA website, or call (541) 567-3241 during normal office hours, Monday-Friday.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (541)567-3241.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/20/2018.

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 Umatilla Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority offers three apartment communities for families and one apartment community dedicated to senior/disabled individuals. For a detailed listing of each community, please follow this link.

There are two ways to apply for public housing:
1. Visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at P.O Box 107, 155 S.W. Tenth St., Hermiston, OR 97838, Monday-Friday during normal office hours.
2. Download the application 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.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: elderly, disabled, or handicapped.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.umatillacountyha.org/, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 541-567-3241, during normal office hours, Monday-Friday.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (541)567-3241.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

About Umatilla County Housing Authority

More information about Umatilla County Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.umatillacountyha.org/.

Representatives of Umatilla County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (541) 567-3241. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 03/29/2020, it is not known if Umatilla County 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 Umatilla County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Umatilla County Housing Authority manages 290 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 Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 268 12 10
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $385 $1,011 $436
Monthly Cost $103,257 $12,131 $4,356

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Umatilla County 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 9% having issued approximately 32 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 14 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 $12,344 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 66% were extremely low income (ELI). 17% 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 76% 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, 43% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 35% 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.

33% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 28% of households with children have a female head of household. 75% of all households were headed by a female.

16% 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 Umatilla County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 28% 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. 52% 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, 47% with 2 bedrooms and 24% with 3 or more bedrooms. 32% 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 Umatilla County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $305 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $489. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $119.



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 Umatilla County Housing Authority

Golden Manor

926 W Orchard Ave
Hermiston, Oregon

Low Income Housing Managed by Umatilla County Housing Authority

Sunland Park

1630 W Sunland Avenue
Hermiston, Oregon
Subsidized