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A Note to Voucher Applicants & Landlords:

As you are aware, since Congress did not pass a budget by February 28, 2013, sequestration has kicked in which will result in across the board budget cuts for a majority of federal programs (including HUD programs) approximating $85.3 billion. The key feature of cuts resulting from sequestration is that they would affect all agencies and programs equally – federal officials would not be able to pick and choose which programs get protected and which get cut. Housing Works, as Central Oregon’s Regional Housing Authority, is monitoring any progress Congress makes towards reaching a final 2013 budget decision.

In the short term, here is what you should know:

  1. For those currently utilizing Housing Choice Vouchers, we do not at this time foresee any disruption in assistance in the near future.  We will continue to monitor the situation and, when HUD provides guidance concerning any impact to our programs, we will post that information on our website.
  2. For landlords of Housing Choice Voucher tenants, in accordance with your Housing Assistance Payment contract with HUD, you will continue to receive rental payments for program participants.

To view your place on either the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) or Non-Elderly  Disabled (NED, formerly Mainstream) click on the link below.




The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) waitlist will be open to the general public in January 2014. Applicants seeking a voucher must re-apply each year. This waitlist is determined through a lottery selection system. The HCV waitlist will be open at 12:01am on Monday, January 13th, 2014 and close at 11:59pm on Friday, January 17th, 2014.

The Non-Elderly Disabled (NED formerly Mainstream) waitlist will be open to applicants between 18 and 62-years of age and disabled in early 2014. Applicants for this waitlist must re-apply each year. This waitlist is also determined through a lottery selection. The NED waitlist will be open at 12:01am on Monday, February 10th, 2014 and close at 11:59pm on Friday, February 14th, 2014.