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Housing Services

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

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. 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 implementer of the Metro Affordable Housing Bond.

The department 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.
Shelter resources, day centers, and support.

Public Housing & Voucher Participants

UPDATE: The Housing Authority of Washington County's Public Housing waitlist will be open from Sept. 20, 2023, at 9 a.m. to Sept. 26, 2023, at 5 p.m. Please refer to the Public Housing webpage for application details.

• Report a change of income using one of these reporting forms.
• Register for waitlist opening notifications, check your status and update your information all on our online portal.
• Housing assistance payments, utility reimbursement payment checks, and other options can be found here.
• Submit a maintenance request for one of our Public Housing properties.

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Looking for affordable housing? Check out our database.

Need to contact someone?

See our contact list for each team's respective email address and phone number, from vouchers and public housing to media and general inquiries.

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.


Housing Services - Adams Crossing Building

161 NW Adams Avenue, Suite 2000, MS-63
Hillsboro, Oregon 97124


Public Housing Waitlist to Open After More Than Three Years

900 Slots Now Available for Low-Income Families in Washington County

Molly Rogers appointed director of Washington County’s Department of Housing Services

Rogers chosen after nationwide, competitive search.