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Housing Kitsap is a Public Housing Agency in Bremerton, Washington that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of March 29th, 2020, Housing Kitsap has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.
Housing Kitsap serves Kitsap County but does not serve Bremerton.
The Kitsap Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program is administered by the Bremerton Housing Authority.
Waiting List Statuses
| Public Housing
||Open Until Further Notice
|Kitsap County, Washington Housing Choice Voucher
Open Housing Kitsap Waiting Lists
Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. As of March 16, 2020, many waiting lists that are already open have remained open, but those may become postponed as well, or submission instructions may be adjusted. 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, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.
Housing Kitsap Website: http://housingkitsap.org/.
Housing Kitsap Phone: (360) 535-6100.
Open Until Further Notice:
Public Housing Waiting List
Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.
How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List
(KH) is currently accepting
Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.
KH offers five Public Housing communities for families and senior/disabled households.
There are two ways to apply:
- Visit the KH office to pick up a pre-application, located at 345 6th St., Suite 100, Bremerton, WA 98337, from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm PT on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
- Download the pre-application online here, then print and complete.
Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.
No documents are needed at this time.
No preferences were noted.
Important note: Applicants will receive a confirmation number when either applying, or being placed on the waiting list, depending on housing authority policy. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.
If any of your application information changes from the time you submitted the original pre-application (such as contact information, income, and household members), inform the housing authority immediately. In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out its policy on how to update pre-application information.
For more information, visit the KH website
, or call the office at (360) 535-6100 from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 3605356100.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 02/15/2017.
Other Housing Kitsap Waiting Lists
Kitsap County, Washington Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
The Housing Kitsap (HK) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for five days in February 2017; and before that for one week in February 2016, and in 2005. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.
To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.
Preferences have not yet been confirmed.
It is not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list.
For more information, visit the HK website, or call the Bremerton Housing Authority office at (360) 479-3694.
Last Updated on 12/01/2018.
About Housing Kitsap
More information about Housing Kitsap can be found on its website at http://housingkitsap.org/.
Representatives of Housing Kitsap may be available by phone at (360) 535-6100. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
About the Housing Kitsap Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Kitsap manages 304 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 ||Ported Out ||Non-Elderly Disabled |
||272 ||2 ||8 ||22 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$706 ||$594 ||$1,018 ||$641 |
||$191,938 ||$1,187 ||$8,142 ||$14,110 |
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Kitsap
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.
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.
Public Housing Apartments Operated by Housing Kitsap
3944 NW Munson St