Housing Authority of Snohomish County
Housing Authority of Snohomish County is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs. As of September 28th, 2020, Housing Authority of Snohomish County has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The Senior/Disabled Housing Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List is open indefinitely.
Housing Authority of Snohomish County serves Snohomish County.
Waiting List Statuses
||Open Until Further Notice
|Limited Snohomish County, Washington Housing Choice Voucher
Open Housing Authority of Snohomish County 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.
Housing Authority of Snohomish County Website: https://hasco.org/.
Housing Authority of Snohomish County Phone: (425) 290-8499.
COVID-19 Update: As of April 8, 2020, the website says:
"In order to best protect the health and safety of our clients and employees, HASCO’s office will be closed to the public until further notice. While we are limiting in-person access, staff will continue to be available by phone, email and mail to assist clients and the public with housing solutions. If you have paperwork to drop off, please deposit it in the drop box located outside HASCO’s main office. Stay safe."
More information can be found here.
Open Until Further Notice:
Senior/Disabled Housing Waiting List
How To Apply to the Other Senior and Disabled Waiting List
The Housing Authority of Snohomish County (HASC) Senior/Disabled Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least April, 2019, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.
To apply, download and print the application online here. Scroll down to the "Important Downloads" section, and select the "Housing Application" link.
Once the application has been completed it must be either:
- Mailed to: Housing Authority of Snohomish County, 12711 4th Ave West, Everett WA, 98204
- Faxed to (425) 290-5785.
For more information, visit the HASC website.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (425) 290-8499.
Last Updated on 04/14/2020.
Other Housing Authority of Snohomish County Waiting Lists
Limited Snohomish County, Washington Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
The Housing Authority of Snohomish County (HASCO) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on a limited basis from June 1, 2020, until June 11, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.
Please note: According to the HASCO, households must "meet the following criteria:
- Household includes a non-elderly adult (18-61) with a disability
- And is currently living in one of these situations; is homeless, at risk of being homeless, in an institution, at risk of being institutionalized or household is currently living in permanent supportive housing."
To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.
The maximum income limits for each household size was as follows:
- 1 person $41,800 | 5 people $64,500
- 2 people $47,800 | 6 people $69,300
- 3 people $53,750 | 7 people $74,050
- 4 people $59,700 | 8+ people $78,850
Preferences have not yet been confirmed.
300 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.
For more information, visit the HASCO website.
Sources: This information was verified by the HASCO, as of June 4, 2020.
This waiting list is for rental assistance in Snohomish County, Washington .
Last Updated on 06/11/2020.
Rental Housing Waiting List
How To Apply to the Other Waiting List
The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us
Last Updated on 04/25/2019.
About Housing Authority of Snohomish County
More information about Housing Authority of Snohomish County can be found on its website at https://hasco.org/.
Representatives of Housing Authority of Snohomish County may be available by phone at (425) 290-8499. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
About the Housing Authority of Snohomish County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of Snohomish County manages 3,632 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 ||Homeownership ||Family Unification ||Tenant Protection ||Ported Out ||VASH ||Non-Elderly Disabled |
||2,618 ||11 ||44 ||237 ||106 ||281 ||323 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$1,142 ||$761 ||$1,478 ||$935 ||$1,214 ||$970 ||$944 |
||$2,990,024 ||$8,372 ||$65,024 ||$221,663 ||$128,686 ||$272,489 ||$305,025 |
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Snohomish 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 8% having issued approximately 446 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 45 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $15,261 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 80% were extremely low income (ELI). 24% 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 65% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
Heads of Household Characteristics
1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 46% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 27% 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.
43% of households included children, 10% of which had two adults in the household. 36% of households with children have a female head of household. 73% of all households were headed by a female.
21% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 10% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Snohomish County Housing Choice Voucher program, 30% include at least one person with a disability. 49% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 71% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
Bedroom Size and Overhousing
34% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 31% with 3 or more bedrooms. 18% 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 Snohomish County voucher holders in 2016 was $368 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $995. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $127.
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 Housing Authority of Snohomish County
19701 48th Ave W