Peninsula Housing Authority
Peninsula Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Port Angeles, Washington that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of November 13th, 2019, Peninsula Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.
Peninsula Housing Authority serves Clallam County and Jefferson County.
Waiting List Statuses
| Public Housing
||Open Until Further Notice
|Clallam and Jefferson County, Washington Housing Choice Voucher
Open Peninsula Housing Authority Waiting Lists
Open Until Further Notice:
Public Housing Waiting List
How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List
The Peninsula Housing Authority (PHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications.
The PHA offers 10 Public Housing communities, ranging in size from studios to 4 bedrooms.
There are two ways to apply:
- Pick up an application at the PHA office, located at 2603 S. Francis St, Port Angeles, WA 98362, during normal office hours.
- Download and print the application online here.
Once the application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address above. No documents are needed at this time.
Please note: You must check in with the housing authority every month to keep your name on the waiting list by calling 360-452-7631.
This waiting list has the following preferences: Displaced by government action, displaced by natural disaster, terminally ill, homeless, employed at least 20 hours a week, enrolled in an educational training program, elderly, disabled.
For more information, visit the PHA website, or by calling 360-452-7631, during normal office hours.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (360)452-7631.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 06/19/2017.
Other Peninsula Housing Authority Waiting Lists
Clallam and Jefferson County, Washington Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
The Peninsula Housing Authority (PHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is currently closed. It was last open for five days in April 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.
There were three ways to apply during the opening period:
- Pick up the application at the PHA office.
- Pick up the application at Olympic Community Action.
- Call the PHA to request an application by mail.
Once the application has been completed, it must have been mailed to the PHA between April 9 and April 13, 2018, or it was not accepted.
Preferences have not yet been confirmed.
175 applicants were placed on the Clallam County waiting list, and 100 applicants were placed on the Jefferson County waiting list by random lottery.
For more information, visit the PHA website, or call the office at (360) 452-7631.
Last Updated on 04/13/2018.
About Peninsula Housing Authority
More information about Peninsula Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://peninsulapha.org/.
Representatives of Peninsula Housing Authority may be available by phone at (360) 452-7631. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
About the Peninsula Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the most recent VMS report, Peninsula Housing Authority manages 575 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:
||Standard ||Homeownership ||Family Unification ||Tenant Protection ||Ported Out ||VASH ||Non-Elderly Disabled |
||390 ||32 ||32 ||10 ||10 ||25 ||76 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$529 ||$494 ||$706 ||$650 ||$926 ||$490 ||$396 |
||$206,116 ||$15,796 ||$22,585 ||$6,496 ||$9,260 ||$12,244 ||$30,096 |
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Peninsula Housing Authority
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 13% having issued approximately 43 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 27 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.9 persons and has a household income of $11,960 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 18% of households had wages as a major source of income, 6% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 72% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
Heads of Household Characteristics
2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 43% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 29% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 26% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.
32% of households included children, 8% of which had two adults in the household. 27% of households with children have a female head of household. 70% of all households were headed by a female.
10% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 2% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Peninsula Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 39% include at least one person with a disability. 61% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 80% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
Bedroom Size and Overhousing
37% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 40% with 2 bedrooms and 24% with 3 or more bedrooms. 26% 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 Peninsula Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $327 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $611. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $140.
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 Operated by Peninsula Housing Authority
2315 S Eunice St
Port Angeles, WA
323 E 2nd St
Port Angeles, WA
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