Housing Opportunities of South West Washington

This housing agency serves Cowlitz County, Lewis County, Pacific County, Wahkiakum County, Washington. Service does not extend to Kalama and Service does not extend to Kelso, Washington.

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Closed: Cowlitz, Lewis, Pacific and Wahkiakum County, Washington Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Learn More

Closed: Cowlitz, Lewis, Pacific and Wahkiakum County, Washington Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Opportunities of South West Washington Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed

HOSWW last accepted applications for this waiting list from April 13, 2022, until April 14, 2022. 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.

This waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Any family that has been terminated from its HCV program due to insufficient program funding.
  • Mainstream Voucher targeted funding for families that include a non-elderly person with disabilities transitioning out of institutional and other segregated settings, or at serious risk of institutionalization, homeless, at risk of becoming homeless or previously homeless in transitional housing programs.
  • The PHA will not require Mainstream voucher participants to utilize support services as a condition for participation. Individuals may receive services from any provider of their choosing or choose not to participate in any services.
  • The PHA must allow eligible applicants to apply for the program directly through the PHA, and cannot limit vouchers only to those being referred or approved through a supportive services partner agency. The PHA cannot give preference to referred persons over applicants who apply directly through the PHA’s waiting list.
  • The PHA will provide ten (10) HCV to families or individuals referred by DCYF (a division of DSHS) according to an interagency agreement. Five (5) will be assigned to Cowlitz, and five (5) to Lewis County.
  • Transition to HCV to households participating in transitional housing programs, and that are receiving case management we partner agencies.
  • The PHA will give preference on the HCV and NED waiting lists for households participating in transitional housing programs, and that are receiving case management with partner agencies currently in active Memorandums of Understanding.
  • Presently residing in the Phoenix House that have successfully completed and graduated from a permanent supportive housing program.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HOSWW website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HOSWW on April 14, 2022.

About The Agency

Housing Opportunities of South West Washington provides affordable housing for up to 1,416 low- and moderate-income households through its public housing programs.

820 11th Avenue, Longview, WA

Visit Website(360) 423-0140

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How large is the Housing Opportunities of South West Washington?

Housing Opportunities of South West Washington serves 1,360 low-income households. The agency manages 1,600 Housing Choice Vouchers and 0 public housing units.

What are the incomes of residents served by the Housing Opportunities of South West Washington?

Extremely low-income (ELI) renters, earning less than 30% of Area Median Income (AMI), make up 76 percent of households served by Housing Opportunities of South West Washington. Very low-income renters earn less than 50% AMI, and are 96 percent of Housing Opportunities of South West Washington households.

How many Housing Opportunities of South West Washington residents are employed?

Working adults head 163 households and make up 12 percent of households served by Housing Opportunities of South West Washington.

How many female-headed renter households are served by the Housing Opportunities of South West Washington?

There are 952 female-headed renter households living in Housing Opportunities of South West Washington housing. Households headed by females are 70% of those served by the Housing Opportunities of South West Washington.

What racial and ethnic groups are found among Housing Opportunities of South West Washington renters?

Black 41
Native American 41
Asian-Pacific Islander 27
White 1,197
Hispanic 54

How many senior-headed renter households are served by Housing Opportunities of South West Washington?

There are 476 households headed by seniors served by the Housing Opportunities of South West Washington. Senior households are 35% of households in Housing Opportunities of South West Washington housing.

How many households headed by persons with disabilities live in Housing Opportunities of South West Washington housing?

There are 680 persons with disabilities living in Housing Opportunities of South West Washington housing. Persons with disabilities are the head of 50% of households served by the Housing Opportunities of South West Washington.

How often does Housing Opportunities of South West Washington open new waiting lists?

Housing Opportunities of South West Washington’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) waiting list was last opened on April 13, 2022 and closed on April 14, 2022.

Public Housing Communities Managed by Housing Opportunities of South West Washington

Sylvester Apartments

1540 COMMERCE AVE, Longview, Washington 98632

Driftwood Point Apartments

100 10th Street North, Long Beach, Washington 98631