Housing Programs

The Housing Authority of Douglas County provides several types of housing programs for the local community.

Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers

686 vouchers provided to low income families. Once an eligible family is issued a voucher for rental assistance, HADCO pays a portion of their rent directly to their landlord. The participant is responsible for approximately 30% - 40% of their adjusted gross income to go towards their rent and utilities. To be eligible for the Section 8 Program one must meet the area median income and eligibility requirements.

Included in this program are 35 HUD VASH vouchers and 5 Home Ownership Vouchers

HUDVASH is a Partnership Program with the Roseburg VA Health Care Center where they case manage a group of veterans and HADCO manages the Housing Choice Vouchers allowing the veteran and their family affordable housing in a location of their choice in Douglas County.

We currently have 3 families who have graduated from Section 8 Rental Assistance to Section 8 Home Ownership. This program works in close partnership with Rural Housing and Development, local Lending agencies, Umpqua Community Development Programs for first time and low income home ownership programs including Individual Development Accounts (IDA) matching dollars for monies participants save towards home ownership, education or small business development

Low Income Public Housing

154 Public Housing units located in Reedsport, Yoncalla, Oakland, Roseburg, Winston, and Riddle. HADCO is the landlord with the rent based on total household adjusted gross income. To be eligible for Public Housing, the total household income must be within 80% of the area median income and the family must pass a background and reference screening.

Multi Family Affordable Housing apartment complexes.

6 complexes with a total of 268 units

One  is a 65 unit complex transitional housing in partnership with the VA for single low income individuals with preference for   veterans and homeless persons maintaining a minimum of 50 % veterans and is located on the VA Hospital Grounds.

The Section 8 program subsidies from HUD total approximately $3.1 million per year, $2.3 million of which go directly to landlords in the form of Housing Assistance Payments. Currently HADCO works with 226 landlords in Douglas County.

The Public Housing Program subsidies’ from HUD and rent revenues total approximately $1.1 million per year, $275,000.00 of which goes to local merchants in the form of modernization contracts, general repairs and maintenance.

HADCO programs work closely and in partnership with all local social service agencies and nonprofit  program including but not limited to the Douglas County Housing and Homeless Coalition, Department of Human Services, Roseburg VA Senior and Disabled Service, Umpqua Community Action, Umpqua Community College, Umpqua Community Development Corporation, state and local offices, law enforcement, Battered Person Advocacy, Other Housing Authorities, Consumer Credit Counseling, Local School Districts, Umpqua Valley Disability Network, Oregon Legal aid