About Housing Kitsap

The Housing Kitsap is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Bremerton, Washington.

The Housing Kitsap serves Kitsap County, Poulsbo, Port Orchard, Kingston, Silverdale and Bainbridge Island.

Housing Kitsap Waiting Lists

Public Housing: Open Indefinitely

Kitsap Housing (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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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.

Last Updated on 02/15/2017.

Kitsap County, Washington Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

Please note: The Housing Kitsap Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program is administered by the Bremerton Housing Authority.

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 prior to 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 02/17/2017.


About the Housing Kitsap Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Housing Kitsap manages 323 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 284 1 13 25
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $661 $521 $743 $367
Monthly Cost $187,718 $521 $9,657 $9,171

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.

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.


Affordable Apartments near Housing Kitsap

200 High School Rd NE
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Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Bainbridge Island.
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9711 Danwood Lane
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Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
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215 Finch Place SW
Finch Place Apartments is a low income housing apartment community that provides 1 bedroom apartments for rent in Bainbridge Island.