Only a few days to sign up for rental vouchers, or get on waiting list

Once a year, Housing Works opens the waiting list for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, (formerly known as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Section 8 program), which helps with rent payments.

The waiting list will open Monday, Jan. 9, at a.m. and remain open through Jan. 13, until 5 p.m.

This program is open to low-income qualified residents of Jefferson, Deschutes, and Crook counties. Applicants must apply online at

The time you apply during the week does not impact your position on the list. All applications taken during this time frame will be randomized by a computer and placed on the waiting list to give all applicants an equal chance.

"It's important to note that anyone who is currently on the waiting list needs to reapply to the 2017 list. This is a yearly requirement," said Patty Holmes, housing services director at Housing Works.

Upon request, Housing Works staff will provide technical assistance to anyone needing help filling out the online application. Call Holmes at 541-323-7408 for more information.

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