Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Program

Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Program (“Project-Based” Assistance): KHA’s Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Program are units and property owned and operated by a private owner where units and property have been modernized (upgraded) to provide affordable housing to eligible low-income households.  Kennewick Housing Authority (KHA) administers the housing subsidy for the owner and receives federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the rental assistance (subsidy) that is ‘attached’ to the unit, meaning, if a tenant vacates the unit, tenant is not able to take the assistance (subsidy) to another rental unit.

KHA’s Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Program has one hundred thirty eight (138) units at one (1) housing development in Richland, WA. Units are 1, 2, 3, 4 bedrooms.

Location of KHA’s Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Program Development:


Program Overview and Leasing: When KHA has available unit for leasing, KHA will offer the unit to an applicant who name and placement is near and top of the waiting lists, and who meet final eligibility criteria for admissions.  Unit size must meet KHA’s Occupancy Standards per household size. KHA will issue a “one time offer”, if applicant accepts the unit offer, KHA will refer the applicant to the owner for owner approval or denial.  Owner and tenant will enter into a Dwelling Lease meeting standard provisions under Washington State Landlord Tenant Laws, HUD and other applicable lease provisions established by owner. KHA will calculate tenant’s rent and subsidy amounts; tenant rent is income based.  Tenant will pay their monthly tenant rent directly to the owner; HUD issues the owner the monthly subsidy payment (Housing Assistance Payment – HAP) on behalf of the eligible tenant.  All tenant household members who are 18 years and older must sign and date all appropriate program paperwork regarding tenant rent, program responsibilities and obligations for program participation.  Annually, KHA will assess each tenant’s household income and conduct a unit HQS Inspection to ensure eligibility and program compliance.

How to Apply For Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Program:

KHA’s Main Administration Office and Maintenance Department
1915 W. 4th Place (map)
Kennewick, WA  99336
Phone:  (509) 586-8576
TTY:    (509) 586-4460
Fax:      (509) 582-7544
Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 12:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Closed on Fridays and all national holidays