The Washington County Department of Housing Services has a comprehensive set of plans. Some of these are subject to public comment and revisions on a periodic basis.
Public Housing Agency (PHA) Plan
The PHA Plan is a comprehensive guide to public housing agency (PHA) policies, programs, operations, and strategies for meeting local housing needs and goals. There are two parts to the PHA Plan: the 5-Year Plan, which each PHA submits to HUD once every 5th PHA fiscal year, and the Annual Plan, which is submitted to HUD every year.
The 2021 PHA Plan (an annual update) was approved at the Housing Authority Board of Directors meeting on April 6, 2021.
The 2020 PHA Plan, a five year plan, was approved Housing Authority Board of Directors on April 7, 2020.
The 2017 Capital Fund Program Five Year Action Plan is also available.
HCV Administrative Plan
In addition to HUD regulations, the Section 8 Programs (including, but not limited to, the Housing Choice Voucher, Project Based Voucher, Shelter Plus Care, Family Self-Sufficiency and Section 8 Voucher Home Ownership programs) are administered in accordance with the Department's current (7/1/2022) Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan.
Public Housing Admissions and Continued Occupancy Plan (ACOP)
In addition to HUD regulations, the Public Housing program is administered in accordance with the Department's Public Housing Admissions and Continued Occupancy Plan.
Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan
This LEP Plan was developed to ensure equal access to services for persons with limited English proficiency and hearing impaired persons.
The Washington County Department of Housing Services has a comprehensive set of policies.
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
On January 5, 2005, President Bush signed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) into law. Among other things, VAWA amended Federal Housing programs. Although the law is called the "Violence Against Women Act", it covers all victims of these crimes, whether they are male or female. Detailed information about the VAWA may be found online at https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-11-16/pdf/2016-25888.pdf under "VAWA" or Public Law 109-162.
Immigration Status Policy
To be eligible to receive rental assistance from the Department, applicants and participants must comply with certain immigration regulations.
The Pet Policy for the Public Housing program may be found in Chapter 10 starting on page 166 of the Public Housing Admissions and Continued Occupancy Plan (ACOP) - see plan posted above.
Fair Housing, Non-Discrimination, and Reasonable Accommodation Policies
The Department of Housing Services Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity policy, which includes the Non-Discrimination Policy and Reasonable Accommodation Policy, can be found in Chapter 2 of the Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan and Chapter 2 of the Public Housing Admissions and Continued Occupancy Plan (ACOP).
Limited English Proficiency (LEP)
The Department of Housing Services is committed to providing equal access to its programs to persons with Limited English Proficiency under its LEP Plan.
Audited Financial Statement
Audited financial statements for the Housing Authority of Washington County are available here.
Report to the Community
Please take some time to read our 2019-2020 Report to the Community which covers the work HAWC and Housing Services completed during the prior fiscal year.