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HA City of Walla Walla

501 Cayuse Street
Walla Walla, Walla Walla County, Washington 99362

HA City of Walla Walla is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of September 27th, 2020, HA City of Walla Walla has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

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

HA City of Walla Walla serves Walla Walla.

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

Open HA City of Walla Walla 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.

HA City of Walla Walla Website: http://www.wallawallaha.org/.

HA City of Walla Walla Phone: (509) 527-4542.

Open Until Further Notice: Walla Walla 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Housing Authority of the City of Walla Walla is accepting applications for their rental assistance programs. 

Applications must be completed and turned in to the Walla Wall Housing Authority temporary location at 1627 Evergreen Street; no drop box available.  

The housing authority has stated the following preferences:

  • Live in Walla Walla County
  • Work in Walla Walla County
  • Live in Columbia County
  • Work in Columbia County


 

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (509)527-4542.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/27/2018.

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

This housing authority offers one community with 84 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply for public housing:
1. Visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 501 Cayuse Street
Walla Walla Washington 99362, Monday-Friday between the hours of 10am and 5pm.
2. Request an application be mailed to you by calling 509-527-4542, Monday-Friday between the hours of 10 and 5pm.

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: victim of domestic violence, enrolled in a job training program, living in transitional housing, elderly disabled, or employed.

More information can be found by visiting the housing authority website at http://www.wallawallaha.org/, or they can be reached with any questions you may have by calling 509-527-4542 , Monday-Friday between the hours of 10am and 5pm.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (509)527-4542.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

About HA City of Walla Walla

More information about HA City of Walla Walla can be found on its website at http://www.wallawallaha.org/.

Representatives of HA City of Walla Walla may be available by phone at (509) 527-4542. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/27/2020, it is not known if HA City of Walla Walla 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 HA City of Walla Walla Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, HA City of Walla Walla manages 1,055 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 VASH
Vouchers 748 9 26 186
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $497 $526 $1,105 $480
Monthly Cost $372,060 $4,730 $28,720 $89,356

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for HA City of Walla Walla

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 25% having issued approximately 41 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 32 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $11,801 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 19% 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 69% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 43% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 30% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 25% 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.

32% of households included children, 9% of which had two adults in the household. 25% of households with children have a female head of household. 60% of all households were headed by a female.

22% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 4% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the HA City of Walla Walla Housing Choice Voucher program, 33% include at least one person with a disability. 53% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 65% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

49% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 31% with 2 bedrooms and 20% with 3 or more bedrooms. 17% 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 HA City of Walla Walla voucher holders in 2016 was $299 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $563. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $69.



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 HA City of Walla Walla

Public Housing

1107 W Chestnut St
Walla Walla, Washington