How To Apply

The Housing Authority of Grays Harbor County (HAGHC) offers two housing programs: Housing Choice Voucher (also known as Section 8) and Project-Based Vouchers programs. Our Public Housing was converted to Rental Assistance Demonstration – Project-Based Voucher (PAD-PBV) program.

Section 8 – Housing Choice Voucher Program Project-Based Vouchers Wait List


The Housing Authority of Grays Harbor County (HAGHC) will open the HCV RAD Project-Based Voucher wait list from Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at 8:15 a.m. – Friday, July 30, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

If you have any questions, please call 360.533.0653 or email

RAD Project-Based Voucher


The Housing Authority of Grays Harbor County (HAGHC) will open the HCV RAD Project-Based Voucher wait list from Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at 8:15 a.m. – Friday, July 30, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

The preliminary application process will be different this year for the safety of applicants and staff. Wearing a mask and social distancing is required at all times and will be strictly enforced.


  1. Pick up application in advance – Starting Tuesday, July 13 at 8:10 a.m.

    Applicants can complete the form in advance.
    Applications can be picked up at 602 East First Street, Aberdeen – Front Entrance, starting on July 13, at 8:10 a.m.
    Applications WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED UNTIL Wednesday, July 14 – no exceptions.
    All applications will be reviewed and received on a first come, first serve basis. Your place on the waitlist will depend on the date and time stamp.

  2. Submit Completed Applications – Starting Wednesday, July 14, at 8:15 a.m. through July 30, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

    Applications will be accepted at 602 East First Street, Aberdeen – Back Parking Lot, starting on Wednesday, July 14 at 8:15 a.m.
    HAGHC staff will provide directions to applicants on the procedures when entering the back parking lot. Applicants are required to wear a mask and social distance a minimum of 6 feet at all times while waiting in line.

    If there are any questions or if an accommodation is needed, please call 360.533.0653 or email


Applicants who live or work in Grays Harbor will be eligible for a Residency Preference and will be placed above applicants on the waitlist that live outside of Grays Harbor County.


This is only a preliminary application. The estimated wait time is 2-4 years and may depend on vacancies. We house people based on their place on the waitlist may depend on the completeness of the verifications provided during the eligibility process.


This is only a preliminary application. Everyone is welcome to apply, including emancipated minors.

This program is for individuals or families with gross annual income limits at or below the following amounts:

Family Size

Extremely Low Income

Very Low Income

1 Person 14,850 24,750
2 Person 17,420 28,250
3 Person 21,960 31,800
4 Person 26,500 35,300
5 Person 31,040 38,150
6 Person 35,580 40,950
7 Person 40,120 43,800
8 Person 44,660 46,600

Note: In accordance with federal regulations, 75% of new admissions must be Extremely Low Income


We will review for completeness and date/time stamp your application and we will input all information in our system. The wait begins at this point.


You must let us know if you change your mailing address, phone number, and if you’re adding someone to your application. We will mail a letter once you move up to the top group of the list – we will not call.

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Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV)

Section 8 Voucher

HAGHC’s Section 8 waiting list is scheduled to open Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at 8:15 a.m. – Friday, July 30, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. We nominated residential preference which means extra points are given to the applicants who live and/or work in Grays Harbor County. We do not know when the waiting list will re-open in the future.

HCV (Section 8 vouchers) help people with low incomes rent homes on the private market. HAGHC calculates the maximum amount of housing assistance allowable. The maximum housing assistance is generally the lesser of the payment standard minus 30% of the family’s monthly adjusted income or the gross rent for the unit minus 30% of adjusted monthly income.

A family’s housing needs change over time with changes in family size, job locations, and for other reasons. The housing choice voucher program is designed to allow families to move without the loss of housing assistance. Moves, also known as “porting” and are permissible as long as the family notifies HAGHC ahead of time, terminates its existing lease within the lease provisions, and finds acceptable alternate housing.

Under the voucher program, new voucher-holders may choose a unit anywhere in the United States if the family lived in the jurisdiction of the PHA issuing the voucher when the family applied for assistance. Those new voucher-holders not living in the jurisdiction of the PHA at the time the family applied for housing assistance must initially lease a unit within that jurisdiction for the first twelve (12) months of assistance. A family that wishes to move to another housing authority jurisdiction must consult with HAGHC to verify the procedures for porting.

Learn more about the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

FY 2018 Income Limits Documentation System — Summary for Grays Harbor County, Washington

RAD (Rental Assistance Demonstration) /PBV (Project-Based Voucher)

Project-based vouchers (PBVs) are a component of a public housing agency’s (PHA’s) Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.  PHAs are not allocated additional funding for PBV units; the PHA uses its tenant-based voucher funding to allocate project-based units to a project.  Projects are typically selected for PBVs through a competitive process managed by the PHA; although in certain cases projects may be selected non-competitively.

A PHA can use up to 20 percent of its authorized voucher units to project-base units in a specific project if the owner agrees to either rehabilitate or construct the units, or the owner agrees to set-aside a portion of the units in an existing development.  In certain cases, the PHA may use an additional 10 percent of its authorized voucher units for PBV assistance.  Information as to whether a PHA manages the PBV program may be found by contacting the local PHA.

Learn more about the RAD-PBV program.