Public Housing

Housing Options

Kelso Housing Authority owns and manages public housing developments and administers public housing programs under contract with Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Kelso Homes


The Kelso Homes duplexes located in South Kelso provide decent, safe and affordable housing to low-income families. There is a total of 50 units that range from one (1) bedroom to four (4) bedrooms.

The Cowlitz Villa Public Housing development located in South Kelso provides decent, safe and affordable housing to seniors (62 years of age and older). There are a total of 50 units at the Cowlitz Villa that range from studios to two (2) bedrooms. It also has two reserved handicapped accessible units. 

The Kalama Homes duplexes are located on Military and Cloverdale Road in Kalama. They provide a decent, safe and affordable housing for low-income families.  There is a total of 16 units and they range from two (2)  and three bedrooms.

To be eligible for Kelso Housing Authority's Public Housing program applicants must:



Public Housing Notice to Low-income families and individuals who may be eligible for Public Housing.

Opening Waitlist for:

Kelso Homes 25 units: two (2), three (3) bedrooms and four (4) bedrooms

Kalama Homes 16 units: two (2) and three (3) bedrooms

Cowlitz Villa 50 units: Studio (0), one (1) and two (2) bedrooms (62 and older only)

We will be accepting applications from 10 am – 4:00 pm

starting June 19, 2019, and ending June 21, 2019.

Please apply at the Kelso Housing Authority office located at 1415 S. 10th, Kelso, Washington 98626

Please come during business hours to pick up a pre-application.  

The Kelso Housing Authority will accept pre-applications from individuals and families whose gross income does not exceed 80 percent of area median income (AMI).

Please review the Public Notice that is attached below to view the requirements:

2019 public notice- Waitlist opening-Public Housing

Currently wait list is closed as of July 1, 2017

 The wait time for the Public Housing Duplex lists varies according to vacancy.