Housing Authority of Okanogan County

431 5th Avenue West
Omak, Okanogan County, Washington 98841

Housing Authority of Okanogan County is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), and Mainstream Voucher programs. As of July 6th, 2022, Housing Authority of Okanogan County has 5 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Housing Authority of Okanogan County offers Project-Based Voucher Housing, Public Housing and Section 8 Housing rental assistance in Okanogan County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Okanogan County, Washington Housing Choice Voucher Open Now
Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Meadowlark Senior Housing Open Until Further Notice
Meadow Point Open Until Further Notice
Pateros Gardens Apartments Open Until Further Notice
Caribou Trail, Vista Park and Iron Straw Apartments Closed
Twisp Gardens, Near Elderly Closed
Pine Meadows Closed

Open Housing Authority of Okanogan County Waiting Lists

Open Now: Okanogan County, Washington Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Okanogan County (HAOC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open.

The HAOC is accepting applications for this waiting list from July 5, 2022 at 8:00 am, until September 8, 2022 at 4:00 pm PT.

There are three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Pick up an application from the HAOC, located at 431 West Fifth Avenue, West, Omac, Washington, 98841.
  2. In person applications are accepted Monday to Thursday each week at the HAOC, address mentioned above.
  3. Send an email to info@okanogahousing.org.

Please note: The HAOC public notice announcing this opening stated "Applications for the Wait List are available at the...Housing Authority's website." However, an application link cannot be found online, and the HAOC website says the application may be submitted by mail, in person, or by fax.

Once the paper application has been completed, it must be either:

  1. Postmarked and mailed to the HAOC at 431 Fifth Avenue West, Omac, Washington, 98841.
  2. Dropped off at the HAOC office at the address above, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm.
  3. Faxed to the HAOC, the fax number has not yet been confirmed.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the HAOC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle public notice on June 15, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Okanogan County, Washington .

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (509) 422-3721.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/05/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Okanogan County (HAOC) Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from January 11, 2020 at 12:00 pm PT, until further notice.

Please note: According to the HAOC public notice "This opening is only for individuals and families who have a family member who:

  • Is non- elderly (between ages 18 and 61), AND
  • Has a verifiable disability"

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Print the online paper application here.
  2. Pick up an application from the HAOC Omak office, located at 431 5th Ave West, Omak, WA.

Once the application has been completed, it must be either:

  1. Faxed to (509) 422-1713.
  2. Postmarked by January 11, 2021 or later and mailed to the Housing Authority of Okanogan County, 431 5th Ave W, Omak, WA 98841.
  3. Dropped off at the Housing Authority’s office’s drop off box found at the front entrance of the office, located at 431 West 5th Avenue in Omak WA.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Transitioning out of an institutional or other segregated setting
  • Currently experiencing homelessness
  • Previously experienced homelessness and currently is a client in permanent supportive housing or in a rapid rehousing project
  • At risk of experiencing homelessness

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

For more information, visit the HAOC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HAOC on January 4, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance in Okanogan County, Washington.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (509) 422-3721.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/15/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Meadowlark Senior Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Okanogan County (HAOC) Senior waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at Meadowlark Senior Housing is currently open.

The HAOC is accepting applications for this waiting list from the earliest confirmed date of June 17, 2022, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the paper application available here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the HAOC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HAOC on June 17, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other Senior rental assistance in Omak, Washington.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (509) 422-3721.

Last Updated on 06/17/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Meadow Point Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Okanogan County (HAOC) waiting list for 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom apartments at Meadow Point is currently open.

The HAOC is accepting applications for this waiting list from the earliest confirmed date of June 17, 2022, until further notice.

There are three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online pre-application here.
  2. Call (509) 322-0700.
  3. Send an email to MeadowPointApts@uminc.net.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the HAOC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HAOC on June 17, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other rental assistance in Omak, Washington.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (509) 322-0700.

Last Updated on 06/17/2022.

Open Until Further Notice: Pateros Gardens Apartments Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Okanogan County (HAOC) waiting list for 1,and 2-Bedroom apartments at Pateros Gardens Apartments is currently open.

The HAOC is accepting applications for this waiting list from the earliest confirmed date of June 17, 2022, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the paper application available here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the HAOC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HAOC on June 17, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other rental assistance in Pateros, Washington.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (509) 923-2011.

Last Updated on 06/17/2022.

Other Housing Authority of Okanogan County Waiting Lists

Closed: Caribou Trail, Vista Park and Iron Straw Apartments Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Okanogan County (HAOC) waiting list for apartments at Caribou Trail, Vista Park and Iron Straw Apartments is closed.

The HAOC last accepted applications for this waiting list from the earliest confirmed date of June 17, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

The application method has not yet been confirmed.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the HAOC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HAOC on June 17, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other rental assistance in Okanogan, Omak and Brewster, Washington.

Last Updated on 06/17/2022.

Closed: Twisp Gardens, Near Elderly Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Okanogan County (HAOC) Near Elderly (55+) waiting list for 1 and 2-Bedroom apartments at Twisp Gardens is closed.

The HAOC last accepted applications for this waiting list from the earliest confirmed date of June 17, 2022, until further notice. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

The application method has not yet been confirmed.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the HAOC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HAOC on June 17, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other rental assistance in Twisp, Washington.

Last Updated on 06/17/2022.

Closed: Pine Meadows Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Okanogan County (HAOC) Near Elderly (55+) waiting list for 1-Bedroom apartments at Pine Meadows is closed.

The HAOC last accepted applications for this waiting list from the earliest confirmed date of June 17, 2022, until further notice. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

The application method has not yet been confirmed.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the HAOC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HAOC on June 17, 2022.

Service Area

This waiting list is for Other Senior rental assistance in Omak, Washington.

Last Updated on 06/17/2022.

About Housing Authority of Okanogan County

Representatives of Housing Authority of Okanogan County may be available by phone at (509) 422-3721. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/06/2022, it is not known if Housing Authority of Okanogan County 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 Housing Authority of Okanogan County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of Okanogan County manages 175 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 149 3 23
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $489 $755 $421
Monthly Cost $72,809 $2,265 $9,684

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Okanogan County

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 18% having issued approximately 14 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 16 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.8 persons and has a household income of $11,779 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 66% were extremely low income (ELI). 15% 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 78% 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, 36% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 29% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 34% 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.

31% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 26% of households with children have a female head of household. 65% 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 -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Okanogan County Housing Choice Voucher program, 42% include at least one person with a disability. 63% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 98% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

40% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 40% with 2 bedrooms and 20% with 3 or more bedrooms. 27% 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 Okanogan County voucher holders in 2016 was $286 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $775. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $126.



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.