Rental Assistance Programs



Owned and managed by the Walla Walla Housing Authority, Emerald Family Properties is project-based voucher subsidized multi-family housing units that range from two to five bedrooms.  Smoke-free housing in scattered sites throughout the City of Walla Walla.  Eligible residents pay approximately 30% of adjusted monthly household income towards rent and utilities.

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher

The Housing Choice Voucher Rental Assistance program, under section 8 of the 1937 Housing Act is the largest U.S. housing subsidy program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The program assists approximately 2.1 million households nationwide.  The program's primary purpose is to provide rental assistance to families of very-low to moderate income.  With a monthly rent subsidy paid on behalf of the voucher recipient, families are able to find and lease privately owned housing within the Walla Walla Housing Authority's jurisdiction (Walla Walla and/or Columbia Counties).  Eligible voucher participants pay approximately 30% to 40% of adjusted monthly household income towards rent and utilities.  A rental unit must meet the Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspection, established by HUD, prior to assistance being issued.  Property owners interested in learning more about how to participate visit our Landlord Information page.

hud-vash rental assistance

The HUD-VASH program combines HUD Housing Choice Voucher rental assistance for homeless veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Veterans Affairs at its medical centers in the community.

For more information and application, contact:
Naomi Carlisle, Jonathan M. Wainwright VA Medical Center
77 Wainwright Drive, Building 68, Walla Walla, Washington 99362
509-525-5200 extension 26293