Island County Housing Authority

Waiting Lists

Learn more about Island County Housing Authority.

Open: Island County Housing Authority Public Housing

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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

The Island County Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for senior/disabled individuals.

Please Note: This housing authority does not offer a public housing program for families.

This housing authority offers one community with 110 units dedicated to senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply for public housing:
1. Visit the housing authority to pick up an application, located at 7 NW 6th St, Coupeville, WA 98239, Monday-Thursday during normal office hours.
2. Request an application be mailed to you by calling (360) 678-4181, Monday-Thursday during normal office hours.

Once the application has been completed it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. Be sure to include copies of these documents with your application: social security cards, proof of income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

This housing authority does not have a preference: your application is placed by date and time received.

For more information the housing authority can be reached by calling (360) 678-4181, Monday-Thursday during normal office hours.
Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (360)678-4181.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.

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Closed: Island County Housing Authority Section 8 HCV

The Island County Housing Authority (ICHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed.  

The ICHA waiting list was last open May, 2015. It was the first time the waiting list was open since March 2009.

Applications were available at the following locations:
  • Good Cheer and Helping Hands in Langley
  • Island County Veterans Resource Center in Freeland
  • Island County Human Services
  • Senior Services of Island County
  • Compass Health Whidbey
  • Sunrise Services
  • Housing Authority of Island County office in Coupeville
  • Opportunity Coucil
  • CADA and the Senior Information and Assistance Center in Oak Harbor
  • Habitat for Humanity in Freeland and Oak Harbor
  • North Whidbey, South Whidbey and Camano Community Clinics
  • Standwood/Camano Senior Center

The Housing Authority administered 274 vouchers which are used to subsidize participants lease payments for privately owned apartments and houses located in the housing authority's jurisdiction.

If an application was received prior or after the April 1 - May 31 deadline, it was not accepted.

Incomplete applications were not accepted, so please read the cover letter. A lottery will be done each week when the housing authority receives its Thursday mail; those people chosen will be put on the waiting list.

Faxed applications were not accepted.

Applications were mailed or dropped off to the ICHA office.

Mailing Address:
  Housing Authority Office
  7 NW Sixth Street
  Coupeville, WA 98239

There were no preferences.

Last Updated on 07/20/2015.

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About Island County Housing Authority

7 NW 6th Street, Coupeville, WA | Visit Website | (360) 678-4181

Island County Housing Authority provides affordable housing for up to 419 low and moderate income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs..

Housing Authority Jurisdiction

Low-income housing managed by Island County Housing Authority is located in Island County, WA.

Households with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher managed by this housing authority must rent within its jurisdiction.