About Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee

The Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee is a Section 8 Public Housing Agency in Wenatchee, Washington.

The Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee serves Chelan County, Cashmere, Wenatchee, Chelan, Leavenworth, Manson, Entiat, Chelan Falls, South Wenatchee and Sunnyslope.

Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee Waiting Lists

Chelan County, Washington Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee (HACCCW) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for three weeks in September 2017; and prior to that for two weeks 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. Download and print the application online.
  2. Pick up an application at the HACCCW office.

Once the application has been completed, it must have been mailed no later than September 20, 2017 to the HACCCW. Applications postmarked after September 20, 2017 were not accepted.

There are no preferences.

2,000 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery. The lottery drawing will take place on or about September 25, 2017.

For more information, visit the HACCCW website, or call the office at (509) 663-7421.

Last Updated on 09/20/2017.

More information about Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee can be found on its website at http://www.ccwha.com/.


About the Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee manages 469 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 408 3 7 51
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $423 $514 $1,000 $365
Monthly Cost $172,557 $1,543 $6,998 $18,606

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee

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 17% having issued approximately 29 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 1 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 8 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 $13,085 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 65% were extremely low income (ELI). 23% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 70% 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, 46% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 30% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 22% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

38% of households included children, 10% of which had two adults in the household. 33% of households with children have a female head of household. 70% of all households were headed by a female.

19% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 2% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee Housing Choice Voucher program, 34% include at least one person with a disability. 55% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 84% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

35% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 40% with 2 bedrooms and 24% with 3 or more bedrooms. 22% 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 Housing Authority of Chelan County and the City of Wenatchee voucher holders in 2016 was $355 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $573. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $46.



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.