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Office Hours
Monday - Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Office: 360-423-3490
1415 S 10th St.
Kelso, WA 98626
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WELCOME

MISSION

To provide housing opportunities and coordination of needed social services to assist low and moderate-income clients in their effort to attain economic self-sufficiency and to do so in a professional and efficient manner.

GOALS

Assist non-profit programs in efforts to provide housing with specialized services for homeless persons, chronically mentally ill, families in transition, elderly and other special needs groups.

Assist low-income families by providing new multi-family units at affordable rents.

To provide homeownership opportunities by utilizing the FSS (Family Self Sufficiency) Program and other programs that are available.    

 

Notifications/News:

“HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE CURRENTLY TAKING STEPS TO PREVENT THE INTRODUCTION AND SPREAD OF COVID-19 (“CORONAVIRUS”) INTO COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES. HOUSING PROVIDERS, INCLUDING ORGANIZATIONS THAT RUN CONTINUUMS OF CARE AND SHELTERS, AS WELL AS THE GENERAL PUBLIC, CAN PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THIS EFFORT.”

“THROUGH COLLABORATION AND COORDINATION WITH STATE AND LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS, HOUSING PROVIDERS CAN DISSEMINATE CRITICAL INFORMATION AND PREPARE TO TAKE ADDITIONAL STEPS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, SHOULD STATE AND LOCAL HEALTH OFFICIALS IDENTIFY SUCH A NEED.”

-HUD

 

KELSO HOUSING AUTHORITY IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS).

AT THIS TIME, WE HAVE LIMITED STAFF AT THE MAIN OFFICE. SOME OF KHA STAFF MEMBERS ARE WORKING AT OUR SATELLITE OFFICES.  KHA MAINTENANCE WILL BE DOING EMERGENT WORK ORDERS ONLY.    A EMERGENCY WORK ORDER, YOU WILLNEED TO CALL  360-423-3490 AND PRESS 5.   

IF YOU RENT FROM KELSO HOUSING AUTHORITIES PROPERTIES, PLEASE MAIL YOUR RENT OR DROP OFF AT MAIN OFFICE IN DROP BOX. 

 BELOW IS A LIST OF EACH COORDINATORS EXTENSIONS: 

SHELLY (HCVP/S8 /Public Housing Property Manager)- 203

LIMAYRI (PUBLIC HOUSING COORDINATOR)- 205

LADONNA (FSS COORDINATOR)- 209

BRENDA (ROSS COORDINATOR)-206

IF YOUR HOUSEHOLD HAS BEEN AFFECTED BY THE COVID-19, (EX. TEMPORARY JOB LOSS, REDUCTION OF HOURS) PLEASE PICK UP PAPERWORK AT THE MAIN OFFICE.  A CHANGE OF CIRCUMSTANCES AND EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION FORM IN THE BOX ON THE BENCH. YOU CAN MAIL BOTH FORMS BACK, OR YOU CAN PUT THEM IN AN ENVELOPE AND PUT IN THE BLACK BOX BEFORE THE 20TH OF THE MONTH.

 FORMS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY THE 20TH FOR THE CHANGE TO GO INTO EFFECT ON 4/1/2020.

 

Kelso Housing Authority Waiting List Information

Open: June 2, 2020 at 10:00 A.M.

Waitlists will close June 23, 2020 3:00 P.M.

 

Kelso Housing Authority is accepting pre-applications for the following waiting lists:

 

Housing Choice Voucher Program

and

Public Housing Program Properties

Before mailing or returning your pre-application. please make sure the following has been filled out:

Make sure your information is legible.  When KHA receives your application, the housing authority will date stamp and time record.

Fill out your name, address, contact info. (phone number or message number)

Check the box of which type of housing you are applying for ( HCVP or Public Housing Properties)

Mail your pre-application to:  1415 S. 10th Avenue, Kelso, WA 98626 or drop box at the office. 

When your name reaches the top of the wait list, you will be screened for suitability, eligibility and background requirements. Upon successful completion of the screening process, your application will be placed in a qualified pool for housing assistance. For Public Housing applicants, based on unit availability in your bedroom size, you will be contacted by a Public Housing Coordinator to go over what unit meets your needs. You do not need to call the housing authority as you will be contacted by the Coordinator when your application has been selected to begin the qualification process. 

Remember this is only a pre-application it is not a guarantee housing.

Please make sure if your address changes at any time while you are on any of the wait lists, please contact Kelso Housing Authority.  If your mail is returned back to us, you will immediately be removed from the waitlist and will have to reapply when the waitlist is open again.

If you have any questions about the process, you can contact the Kelso Housing Authority at 360-423-3490.

Click Here For Pre-Application

Other KHA Properties for rent:

KHA is accepting applications for the Chinook Apartments.  The Chinook Apartments have no rental assistance attached to them and tenant pays full $564.00 rent (rent is subject to change with a 60-day notice). WSG is included in rent. Please come into the Kelso Housing Authority Main Office Located at 1415 S. 10th Avenue, Kelso, Washington 98626 and ask the front desk for an application. You will need to bring your photo ID, Social Security Card and proof of income to apply for the Chinook. All documents should be original and not copied. These apartments are Large single occupancy studios and do not include a full kitchen. Each floor has a shared full kitchen.

 

 

                                                                                                                           

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