Grays Harbor Housing Authority

602 E 1st Street
Aberdeen, Grays Harbor County, Washington 98520

Grays Harbor Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA), and Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) programs.

Grays Harbor Housing Authority serves Grays Harbor County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Grays Harbor County, Washington Housing Choice Voucher Closed
RAD Project-Based Voucher Closed

Other Grays Harbor Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Grays Harbor Housing Authority Website: https://www.housinggraysharbor.org/.

Grays Harbor Housing Authority Phone: (360) 532-0570.

Closed: Grays Harbor County, Washington Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Grays Harbor Housing Authority (GHHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from July 14, 2021 until July 30, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to pick up an application from the GHHA.

Once the application was completed, it was returned to the GHHA.

The maximum income limits for each household size were listed on the public notice.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Applicants who live or work in Grays Harbor County.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the GHHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the GHHA on July 13, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Grays Harbor County, Washington.

Last Updated on 07/30/2021.

Closed: RAD Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Grays Harbor Housing Authority (GHHA)waiting list for Section 8 RAD (Rental Assistance Demonstration) Project-Based Voucher apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from July 14, 2021 until July 30, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to pick up an application from the GHHA.

Once the application was completed, it was returned to the GHHA.

The maximum income limits for each household size were listed on the public notice.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Applicants who live or work in Grays Harbor County.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the GHHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the GHHA on July 13, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Grays Harbor County, Washington.

Last Updated on 07/30/2021.

About Grays Harbor Housing Authority

More information about Grays Harbor Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.housinggraysharbor.org/.

Representatives of Grays Harbor Housing Authority may be available by phone at (360) 532-0570. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of October 27th, 2021, it is not known if Grays Harbor Housing Authority is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.


About the Grays Harbor Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Grays Harbor Housing Authority manages 586 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 188 8 16
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $516 $546 $859
Monthly Cost $96,938 $4,370 $13,747

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.


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