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Housing Rehabilitation

Washington County, Oregon offers loans and grants to income eligible residents for home repairs. Funding for these grants and loans are available on a first come first serve basis.

Do you need repairs on your home?

HARDE Program Notice

Due to funding constraints, the HARDE program is not currently accepting applications. However, we invite you to call and inquire about our Deferred Interest Bearing Loan (DIBL) program as a potential alternative for needed home repairs.

Please check back periodically for updates regarding the HARDE program.

The Washington County Office of Community Development Housing Rehabilitation program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and offers low interest housing rehabilitation loans and grants to benefit low- and moderate-income homeowners in Washington County.

Translation and interpretive services are available upon request. Please contact the Office of Community Development at [email protected] or 503-846-8814 for assistance. 

NOTE: The City of Beaverton and the City of Hillsboro administer their own Housing Rehabilitation Programs. For residents in Beaverton City Limits, call Unlimited Choices at 503-234-6167. For residents in Hillsboro City Limits, call 503-846-4410.

Loan and grants are used for, but not limited to, the following repairs:

  • Emergency plumbing, electrical, and structural
  • Roofing
  • Heating Systems
  • Exterior Painting
  • Interior Painting
  • Accessibility, walk in showers, and ramps

Deferred Interest-Bearing Loans (DIBL), up to $25,000, are loans for applicants with 80% or less of the Portland Metropolitan Area Statistical income limits.

Home Access & Repair for the Disabled and Elderly (HARDE), up to $10,000, are for applicants with income 50% or less of the Portland Metropolitan Area Statistical income limits.

How do I qualify?

  • Be a Washington County resident.
  • Assets below $200,000 for DIBL and assets below $100,000 for HARDE.
  • Income qualify.

DIBL Loans Additional Qualifications:

  • Property Taxes must be current, not deferred.
  • Maintain property insurance, including fire, and flood insurance when applicable.
  • Owner must reside on the property.
  • Enough equity in the home to secure the loan.

HARDE Grant Additional Qualifications:

Please note HARDE program is not currently accepting new applications.

  • Grants are available for person 62 and older and/or disabled.
  • Owner must reside on the property.
  • Grants are available for renter for accessibility only. 
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