Grays Harbor Housing Authority

602 East First Street
Aberdeen, Grays Harbor County, Washington
(360) 532-0570

Grays Harbor Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Aberdeen, Washington that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Rental Assistance Demonstration programs.

Grays Harbor Housing Authority serves Grays Harbor County.

Other Grays Harbor Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Grays Harbor County, Washington 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:

  1. Complete an application at the GHHA office.
  2. Pick up an application at the GHHA office.

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.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

The Grays Harbor Housing Authority (GHHA) is not accepting Public Housing waiting list applications at this time. This waiting list was last open in February 2017. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

The GHHA offers three Public Housing communities with 415 units.

For more information, call the GHHA office at (360) 532-0570.

Last Updated on 05/01/2017.

About Grays Harbor Housing Authority

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/17/2018, it is not known if Grays Harbor Housing Authority is aborbing 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 Grays Harbor Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Grays Harbor Housing Authority manages 216 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
Vouchers 193 10 13
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $457 $472 $980
Monthly Cost $88,262 $4,720 $12,739

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Grays Harbor 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 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.

Income Characteristics

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.

Heads of Household Characteristics

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.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

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.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

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.


Apartment Communities managed by Grays Harbor Housing Authority

301 W Karr Ave
Hoquiam, Washington
Emerson Court is a 46 unit low income housing apartment community in Hoquiam.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Income Based
Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD)
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
Project-Based Rental Assistance
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