Housing Authority of Snohomish County

12711 4th Avenue West
Everett, Snohomish County, Washington 98204

Housing Authority of Snohomish County is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV) programs. As of August 1st, 2021, Housing Authority of Snohomish County has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Housing Authority of Snohomish County serves Snohomish County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Senior and Disabled Program Open Until Further Notice
Snohomish County, Washington Limited Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Housing Authority of Snohomish County Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and 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.

Open Until Further Notice: Senior and Disabled Program Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Snohomish County (HASC) waiting list for Senior and Disabled Program apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least April, 2019, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the paper application available online here. Select the "subsidized housing pre-application form" link.

Once the application has been completed it must be either:

  1. Mailed to: Housing Authority of Snohomish County, 12711 4th Ave West, Everett WA, 98204
  2. Dropped off to the HASC office at the address above.
  3. Faxed to (425) 290-5785.

For more information, visit the HASC website.

Reasonable Accommodation

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 03/26/2021.

Other Housing Authority of Snohomish County Waiting Lists

Closed: Snohomish County, Washington Limited Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Snohomish County (HASC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on a limited basis from April 5, 2021 until April 15, 2021. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the HASC, this waiting list was only open for households that met 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.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

450 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery.

For more information, visit the HASC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HASC on March 26, 2021.

Service Area

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

Last Updated on 04/15/2021.

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.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm
Friday 8:00am-12:00pm
HCV Portability Status

As of 08/01/2021, it is not known if Housing Authority of Snohomish 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 Snohomish County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of Snohomish County manages 3,802 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, 2020:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 2,786 9 46 222 105 301 322
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $1,193 $890 $1,545 $946 $1,287 $957 $978
Monthly Cost $3,324,602 $8,009 $71,055 $209,954 $135,163 $287,980 $314,861

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.

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 $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

Millwood Estates Apartments

19701 48th Ave W
Lynnwood, Washington