Low Income housing

To qualify for housing assistance, families must meet federal income limits. Families are accepted based on the date they apply. It is important to request an application as soon as possible, and keep your information up to date. 

The Housing Authority determines your eligibility based on:


1) annual gross income

2) whether you qualify as elderly, a person with a disability, or as a family

3) U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status


If you are eligible, the Housing Authority will check your references to make sure you and your family will be good tenants. The Housing Authority will deny admission to any applicant whose habits and practices may be expected to have a detrimental effect on other tenants or on the project’s environment. This includes a criminal and credit check.

Program descriptions

Public Housing

Public housing comes in all sizes and type, from scattered single-family houses to apartment living for elderly/disabled. Rents are based on 30% of adjusted monthly income.


The Housing Authority of Grant County owns and manages 217 units located though out Grant County. We serve Moses Lake, North Moses Lake, Ephrata, Soap Lake, Quincy, Grand Coulee, Warden and Royal City. Tenant is responsible for electric.

Farm Labor Housing

The Housing Authority operates 20 homes in Mattawa which are for persons or families (head of household must have legal status) who earn a substantial portion of their income from work related to agriculture. Subsidy is received from U.S. Department of Agriculture. Tenant is responsible for electric.

Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8)

The Housing Authority administers 237 vouchers. The housing choice voucher program places the choice of housing in the hands of the individual family. A subsidy is paid to the landlord directly by the PHA on behalf of the family. The family then pays the difference between the actual rent charged by the property owner and the amount subsidized by the program.


A family’s housing needs change over time with changes in family size, job locations, and for other reasons. The housing choice voucher program is designed to allow families to move without the loss of assistance. 

Section 8 Larson

The Housing Authority of Grant County has 47 units in North Moses Lake area, otherwise known as Larson Air Force Base. Units available are two, three and four bedroom’s. The family pays 30% of adjusted monthly income and is responsible for electric.

Developmental Disabled Demonstration Project

The Housing Authority of Grant County is the property manager for 5-3 bedroom single units located in North Moses Lake. The project is targeted to a special needs population. Directions in Community Living refer prospective tenants. Each Unit is based on occupancy of 3 tenants residing in each unit. Rent is for $137 per person. All utilities paid. 

Mental Health Housing Project

These properties are located in Grand Coulee, Ephrata and Moses Lake. This living environment provides ten (10) units of affordable housing for low income persons with chronic mental illness and must be referred by Grant Mental Healthcare. 

Esperanza Migrant Farm Worker Housing

The Housing Authority of Grant County provides this safe and clean short-stay residential space for individuals, and their families, employed in the farms and orchards in and around Mattawa/Royal Slope area. 26 units of short-stay housing with 6 beds, a kitchenette, bathroom and living area in each unit. Individuals who work in nearby farms or orchards may rent the beds on a first-come, first served basis.