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Housing Services

Welcome page for the Washington County, Oregon Department of Housing Services.

Notice

Our new location as of September 12, 2022, is Adams Crossing, 161 NW Adams Ave, Suite 2000, MS 63, Hillsboro, OR 97124.

Nearly 50 years of providing and developing affordable housing opportunities in Washington County

Starting in 1970 with the creation of the Housing Authority of Washington County, the effort continues today in the Department of Housing Services (DHS). The Department of Housing Services was formed in 1992 to administer housing activities and programs of the County and the Housing Authority. The mission of the Department of Housing Services is to provide a continuum of affordable housing options that promote community strength. Working in partnership with both the non-profit and the private sector, the Department of Housing Services combines traditional housing programs with economic opportunity to encourage self-sufficiency, skill enhancement and independence for program participants.

We offer rental assistance to low income households through many programs and create affordable housing opportunities as a lead implementor of the Metro Affordable Housing Bond.

Additionally, the DHS is the lead agency for "A Road Home: Community Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness" and the Supportive Housing Services measure. Continuum of Care and Supportive Housing Services work together using a housing-first approach to address homelessness throughout our community by removing barriers and aligning resources with the support of a wide array of crucial community partners.

Housing Services E-newsletter

Sign up to receive the Housing Services e-newsletter for exciting updates about our programs and projects underway. For past issues of our e-newsletters please refer to the following webpage

Resources for People Experiencing Homelessness

• Complete a Community Connect assessment at 503-640-3263. Click here to learn more.
Shelter resources, day centers, and support.

Program participants (Housing voucher recipients & public housing tenants)

• Report a change of income here.
• Check your waitlist status and update your household information.
• More information about Housing Assistance Payments and Utility Reimbursement Payment checks and other options.
• Submit a Maintenance Request for Public Housing.

Equal Housing Opportunity logo

Looking for affordable housing? Click here.

Need to contact someone?

See our contact list for the most recent caseload assignments and links to e-mail staff.

Housing opportunities described on any portion of this website are provided regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, mental or physical disability, source of income, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, type of occupation, ethnicity, ancestry, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Location

Housing Services - Adams Crossing Building

161 NW Adams Avenue, Suite 2000, MS-63
Hillsboro, Oregon 97124
Thursday: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

News

BRIDGE Housing Breaks Ground on 75 Homes, First Regulated Affordable Housing in SW Beaverton

Washington County collaborates as financing partner with non-profits, government agencies, and companies, including locally owned minority businesses, to build the project.

Safe Rest Pods on SW 17th Avenue Open for Guests

Washington County, City of Hillsboro, and Open Door HousingWorks come together to open Safe Rest Pods on SW 17th Avenue Shelter.