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Applying for Rental Assistance

Find information and forms for applicants waiting for rental assistance from the Department of Housing Services.

Please note the following waitlists are closed: Public Housing, Housing Choice Vouchers, and Mainstream Vouchers.

Check your application status

Current Applicants may check their status these three ways. Please be aware that we only provide information about the status of applications (active or inactive). We do not provide information about applicants' position on the waiting list or the estimated wait time.

To check on the current status of waiting lists openings, please see Housing & Voucher Waitlists.

Report changes

Applicants who have already applied for rental assistance must report changes, in writing, as they occur. To report a change, download the Update Application or login online at

Note: Applicants must report changes in mailing address. If we mail you a notice and it is returned undeliverable by the post office, your name will be removed from all waiting lists.

Emergency assistance

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The Department of Housing Services does not have any emergency assistance programs. However, there are other agencies and organizations in the community that may be able to help you.

If you are homeless, or at immediate risk of becoming homeless, you can be screened for assistance through Community Connect - 503-640-3263.

Check our Community Resources list or contact 211 Info by dialing 2-1-1 from any landline phone, or 503-222-5555 from a cell phone.

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