Housing Kitsap

345 6th Street, Bremerton, WA

There is one waiting list open now offered by Housing Kitsap.

Housing Kitsap Waiting Lists

Waiting ListStatus
Rental Properties Open Until Further Notice
1-Bedroom Public Housing Closed

Housing Kitsap offers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs in Kitsap County but does not serve Bremerton.

Go to the Washington Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Washington Public Housing Waiting Lists page for more nearby housing applications.

Open Until Further Notice: Rental Properties Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Housing Kitsap Rental Properties waiting list for apartments at various properties is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least November, 2020, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, print the application for a property with an open waiting list here.

For more information, visit the Housing Kitsap website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (360) 535-6100.

Last Updated on 11/03/2020.

Closed: 1-Bedroom Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Kitsap waiting list for 1-Bedroom Public Housing apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted on September 4, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the Housing Kitsap website.

Last Updated on 11/03/2020.

About Housing Kitsap

About the Housing Kitsap Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Kitsap manages 287 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 252 2 8 25
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $921 $692 $1,123 $828
Monthly Cost $232,190 $1,384 $8,987 $20,689
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 4% having issued approximately 80 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 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 59 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.7 persons and has a household income of $12,192 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 85% were extremely low income (ELI). 13% 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

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 40% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 29% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 31% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

27% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 26% of households with children have a female head of household. 78% of all households were headed by a female.

24% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 10% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Kitsap Housing Choice Voucher program, 44% include at least one person with a disability. 69% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 64% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

38% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 40% with 2 bedrooms and 23% with 3 or more bedrooms. 28% 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 Kitsap voucher holders in 2016 was $311 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $677. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $108.

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.