The Housing Authority of Douglas County provides several types of housing programs for the local community.
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
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.
The Family Self Sufficiency Program is a self-help program administered by HADCO. This program is designed to help committed families or individuals to become free of public assistance. Families work with the FSS program coordinator in setting short and long-term goals. As participants portion rent increases due to an earned income a portion of what HADCO is no longer paying towards their rent is put into an escrow savings account. After completing the program and being off of public cash assistance for one year the monies deposited on their behalf is theirs.
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 feels very fortunate that we can assist 1,109 families in Douglas County. However, there are some unfortunate times when individuals do make mistakes and put their housing in jeopardy. There is a hearing process set in place for each program with “due diligence” taken before anyone is terminated from his or her housing. HADCO is proud of being consistent, fair but firm in all activities we undertake.
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