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Wait List For Central Oregon Housing Voucher Program To Open

Housing Works

Housing Works is the affordable housing provider in Central Oregon. As KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert reports, the agency has announced the yearly wait list for Section 8 housing vouchers will open for five days next week.

Low-income residents of Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook counties are encouraged to apply for rent assistance through the Housing Choice Voucher Program. 

Credit Housing Works and Entrevista de LCA
Ana Bueno, Entrevista de LCA con Lesly Gonzalez Director de HCV para Housing Works

Lesly Gonzalez is the Director at Housing Works. She says there are two preferences for vouchers this year. The first is for residents who live, work or have been called to work in the area.

“The other preference we have is specific for those that are disabled and homeless. And we were awarded 40 mainstream vouchers—and so this preference allows us to fill that need.”  

This year’s on-line application process will open Monday, January 13th and close Friday, January 17th. Each year, the list begins anew so everyone must re-apply and names are chosen at random. Gonzalez says Gonzalez says for help filling out applications, Housing Works staff will be at locations in Redmond and Bend.  

To apply for the 2020 waiting list for Housing Choice Voucher Program:


Propublica created a Section 8 resource guide to answer common questions and offer insight into the entire application process:


Live interview Entrevista de LCA, Ana Bueno con Lesly Gonzalez:


Tiffany joined the KLCC News team in 2007. She studied journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia and worked in a variety of media including television, technical writing, photography and daily print news before moving to the Pacific Northwest.
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