West Valley Housing Authority proudly serves the citizens of Polk County by providing safe, decent, and affordable housing for those in need; while encouraging their progress toward self-sufficiency.
The West Valley Housing Authority provides assistance to nearly 1,100 households through their administration of:
- The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program, also known as Section 8, which allows them to help up to 703 households by providing housings assistance payments, to private landlords, on behalf of the household in order to make the rent more affordable. This is made possible with funds distributed to them by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
- The Public Housing Program which allows them to offer their 373 rental units to low income families and/or individuals who may be elderly or disabled at rents that are affordable. This is made possible with operating subsidies provided to them by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
- West Valleys Affordable Housing Program consists of 8 rental units that they own and operate so that they can provide affordable housing for households here in Polk County. This is made possible with their responsibility, commitment, and ability to maintain the rents well below those of similar, privately-owned units on the market.
Their programs infuses over $7 million dollars into the local economy – directly through West Valley Housing Authorities payments to local landlords, vendors, contractors, and wages paid to employees; and, indirectly, by their services allowing their clients to retain more discretionary income which they are likely to spend at local stores or service businesses.
West Valley Housing Authority firmly believes in the concept of safe, decent, and affordable housing being the stable foundation from which individuals and families can build from. Once their clients’ housing needs are met, they can focus more on their health and well-being, pursue more education or job training, and further their goal of achieving economic independence. They are inspired in their work by seeing, first hand, how the housing opportunities and services West Valley provides have helped people set out on their own path towards self-sufficiency.
Thank you West Valley Housing Authority for all that you have invested into our community, and for the help that you have provided to those in need.