Waiting List

Waiting List Information

Opening all waitlists: August 2, 10:00 A.M.

Waitlists will close October 31, 2021, 3:00 P.M.




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

 Public Housing Program Properties

Please fill out the waitlist application if you are interested in the above programs. After you turn in your pre-application, it may take up to six months before your waiting list number generates. The average timeframe on any of the waitlist’s is two – three years, however it can take longer depending on availability. If you have applied for multiple waitlists, you will be given an assigned placement for each list. Placement on the waitlist is based on the time and date of initial application and the property and size of the unit required based on occupancy guidelines. Please make sure you have your application postmarked before October 31, 2021. All applications after the due date will not be processed.

You may check on the status of your application by calling the My Waitlist number at 501-404-4133. You will need to enter your date of birth and your social security number to check the status of where you are on the waitlist. This process to get your application in the system may take up to (6) six months before any applications are entered into the system. Please use the “My Waitlist” number listed above.

When your name reaches the top of the waiting 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. Based on unit availability in your bedroom size, you will be contacted for a unit that meets your need.

If your address changes at any time while you are on the waiting list, please let Kelso Housing Authority know in writing. Mail to the address below or drop off at the office drop box.  If your mail is returned to us, you will immediately be removed from the waitlist and will have to wait until the next waitlist opening to reapply.

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


You may pick up applications at the office beginning at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, August 2, 2021 or click this link:

KHA pre-application–2021


Public Housing :

Currently wait list is closed as of July 31, 2020

Currently wait list is closed as of June 21, 2019

Currently wait list is closed as of July 1, 2017

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

Section 8/Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCVP):
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 closed the waiting list for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program.