Waiting List

Kelso Housing Authority  waiting lists:

Public Housing :

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)

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

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

Pre-application will only be passed out on June 19-21, 2019. We will not have them prior to June 19, 2019.

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


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.

The Section 8/ Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program:

The Section 8/Housing Choice Voucher program waitlist is closed as of March 15, 2018.


The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV) opened its waitlist starting Tuesday, March 13 and closed on Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV) opened its waitlist starting Monday, April 16, 2016 and closed on Wednesday, April 18, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Kelso United Methodist Presbyterian Church located at 206 Cowlitz Way, Kelso, WA. 

Beginning February 20, 2012 the Kelso Housing Authority will close the waiting list for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program.