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Grays Harbor Housing Authority

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

Grays Harbor Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency 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 ListStatus
Grays Harbor County, Washington Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Project-Based Voucher Closed

Other Grays Harbor 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.

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

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

COVID-19 Update: As of March 16, 2020, the Grays Harbor Housing Authority website says:

"MARCH 16, 2020 - CLOSED TO PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

The Housing Authority of Grays Harbor County and Coast Real Estate is committed to doing everything we can to ensure the health and well-being of our residents. We are taking extra measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by social distancing.

Our office will be closed to the public and available by phone, email or fax. We will keep you informed of future changes to our operations.

We all need to do our part for the health of others. Thank you for understanding."

More coronavirus information can be found here.

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

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. Applications were last accepted from August 12, 2020, until September 11, 2020. 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 dropped off at the GHHA.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Applicants who live or work in Grays Harbor will be eligible for a Residency Preference and will be placed above applicants on the waitlist that live outside of Grays Harbor County.

It was not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the GHHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the GHHA, as of September 22, 2020.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 09/22/2020.

Closed: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Grays Harbor County (HAGHC) waiting list for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from March 20, 2020 until November 30, 2019. 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 at the HAGHC office.

Once the paper application was completed, it must have been either:

  1. Mailed to the HAGHC office.
  2. Dropped off at the HAGHC office.

This waiting list had the following preference: Live or work in Grays Harbor County.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preference.

For more information, visit the HAGHC website.

Last Updated on 08/07/2020.

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 September 23rd, 2020, 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 593 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 Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 179 8 18
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $492 $562 $869
Monthly Cost $88,147 $4,493 $15,650

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.


Low Income Housing Managed by Grays Harbor Housing Authority

Emerson Court

301 W Karr Ave
Hoquiam, Washington
Subsidized