To qualify for housing assistance, families must meet federal income limits. Families are accepted based on the date they apply. It is important to request an application as soon as possible and to keep your information up to date.
1. Annual gross income
2. If you qualify as elderly, a person with a disability, or as a family
3. US Citizenship or Eligible Immigration Status
If you are eligible, the housing authority will check your references to make sure you and your family will be good tenants. The housing authority will deny admission to any applicant whose habits and practices can be expected to have a detrimental effect on other tenants or on the environment of the project. This includes a credit and criminal check.
Public housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single-family homes to apartment living for the elderly/disabled. Rents are based on 30% of monthly adjusted income.
The Grant County Housing Authority owns and manages 217 units located though outside Grant County. We serve Moses Lake, North Moses Lake, Ephrata, Soap Lake, Quincy, Grand Coulee, Royal City. Tenant is responsible for electricity.
Farm Labor Housing
The housing authority operates 20 houses in Mattawa that are for individuals or families (head of household must have legal status) who earn a substantial portion of their income from work related to agriculture. Subsidy is received from the United States Department of Agriculture. Tenant is responsible for electricity.
Choice Voucher (section 8) rent housing assistance
The housing authority administers 237 vouchers. The Housing Choice Voucher Program puts the choice of housing in the hands of the individual family. A subsidy is paid to the owner directly by the PHA on behalf of the family. The family then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the property owner and the amount subsidized by the program.
A family's housing needs to change over time with changes in family sizes, workplaces, and for other reasons. The Housing Choice Voucher Program is designed for families to move without the loss of assistance.
Section 8 Larson
The Grant County Housing Authority has 47 units on the North Moses Lake area, also known as Larson Air Force Base. The units available are two, three and four bedrooms. The family pays 30% of monthly adjusted income. Tenant is responsible for electricity.
Disabled Demo Project
The Grant County Housing Authority is the property manager for individual 5-3 bedroom units located in North Moses Lake. The project is aimed at a population with special needs. Addresses in the community live see potential tenants. Each unit is based on occupancy of 3 tenants residing in each unit. Rental is $137 per person. All utilities pay.
Mental Health Housing Project
These properties are located in Grand Coulee, Ephrata and Moses Lake. This living environment provides ten (10) units of affordable housing for low-income individuals with chronic mental illness and must be referred by Grant Mental Health.
Hope Migrant Farm Worker Housing
The Grant County Housing Authority provides this safe and clean short-term residential space for individuals and their families employed on farms and orchards in and around the Mattawa/Royal slope area. 26 short-term housing units with 6 beds, kitchen, bathroom and living room in each unit. The property also includes common parking. People who work at nearby farms or orchards can rent the beds on a first-come, first-served basis.