Grays Harbor Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Aberdeen, Washington that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), and Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) programs. As of August 18th, 2019, Grays Harbor Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.
Grays Harbor Housing Authority serves Grays Harbor County.
|Project-Based Voucher||Open Until Further Notice|
|Grays Harbor County, Washington Housing Choice Voucher||Closed|
How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List
The Housing Authority of Grays Harbor County (HAGHC) Project Based Voucher waiting list is currently open, from March 20, 2019 at 8:00 am ET, until further notice.
To apply, pick up an application at the HAGHC office, located at 602 East First Street, Aberdeen, Washington 98520; Monday through Friday, at 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, until further notice.
Once the paper application is completed, it must be either:
This waiting list has the following preference: Live or work in Grays Harbor County.
Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preference.
For more information, read the HAGHC public notice here, or contact the HAGHC.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (360) 532-0570.
IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.
Last Updated on 03/21/2019.
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
The Grays Harbor Housing Authority (GHHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from October 2017 until December 2017; and before that in January 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.
There were two ways to apply during the opening period:
Once the application has been completed, it must have been mailed to hand delivered to the address above.
This waiting list had the following preferences: Live or work in Grays Harbor County.
Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.
For more information, call the GHHA office at (360) 532-0570.
Last Updated on 01/08/2018.
How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting ListThe status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.
Last Updated on 03/21/2019.
As of 03/15/2019, Grays Harbor Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.
As of the most recent VMS report, Grays Harbor Housing Authority manages 220 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:
|Standard||Tenant Protection||Ported Out|
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$459||$494||$831|
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 25 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 39 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 $11,997 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 20% of households had wages as a major source of income, 5% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 71% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 54% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 21% 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, 6% of which had two adults in the household. 41% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.
8% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 3% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Grays Harbor Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 29% include at least one person with a disability. 48% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 79% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
36% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 30% with 3 or more bedrooms. 12% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.
The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Grays Harbor Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $295 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $550. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $111.
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.