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View collections of Department of Housing Services plans, policies and reports.

Public Review 2024 PHA Plan

The Housing Authority of Washington County is sharing its proposed 2024 Public Housing Agency (PHA) Plan and related documents for public review and comment.

The 45-day public comment period will run March 18, 2024, through May 2, 2024. The Housing Authority Board of Directors will hold a public hearing on the proposed PHA Plan on Tuesday, May 7. More information about that meeting can be found here.

Please review the documents below and visit our Moving to Work page for more detailed information about that program. Written comments on the draft plan and supplement should be directed to Melissa Sonsalla, Policy and Planning Manager, at 161 NW Adams Ave, Suite 2000, MS 63, Hillsboro, OR 97124 or e-mail [email protected].

2024 PHA Plan - Draft (PDF 963.14 KB)


Annual Report to the Community

Learn more about the work of the Department of Housing Services through our annual reports to the community.

Supportive Housing Services (SHS) Program Reports

To track implementation progress, the Homeless Services Division publishes quarterly and annual reports that describe program updates, outcomes, and financial expenditures.  Additional reports can be found here.

Audited Financial Statements

Audited financial statements for the Housing Authority of Washington County are available here.


The Washington County Department of Housing Services has a comprehensive set of plans. Some of these are subject to public comment and revisions on a periodic basis.

Public Housing Agency (PHA) Plan

The PHA Plan is a comprehensive guide to public housing agency (PHA) policies, programs, operations, and strategies for meeting local housing needs and goals. There are two parts to the PHA Plan: the 5-Year Plan, which each PHA submits to HUD once every 5th PHA fiscal year, and the Annual Plan, which is submitted to HUD every year.

MTW Plan

Moving to Work (MTW) is a HUD program that gives housing authorities flexibility around certain federal rules and regulations and allows the agency to implement local solutions. The Housing Authority of Washington County (HAWC) was selected for MTW status in May 2021.  More information can be found on the MTW page.

Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Administrative Plan

In addition to HUD regulations, the Section 8 Programs (including, but not limited to, the Housing Choice Voucher, Project Based Voucher, Shelter Plus Care, Family Self-Sufficiency and Section 8 Voucher Home Ownership programs) are administered in accordance with the Department's current (12/1/2023) Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan.

2023 Admin Plan (PDF 3.79 MB)
Public Housing Admissions and Continued Occupancy Plan (ACOP)

In addition to HUD regulations, the Public Housing program is administered in accordance with the Department's Public Housing Admissions and Continued Occupancy Plan.

Supportive Housing Services Local Implementation Plan (LIP)

The Washington County plan was approved unanimously by the Board of County Commissioners, Metro Oversight Committee, and the Metro Council. Our Local Implementation Plan commits to several program goals that guide program investments and evaluations to ensure the community need is met.  More information can be found here.

Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan

This LEP Plan was developed to ensure equal access to services for persons with limited English proficiency and hearing impaired persons.

LEP Plan (PDF 178.56 KB)


Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

On January 5, 2005, President Bush signed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) into law. Among other things, VAWA amended Federal Housing programs. Although the law is called the "Violence Against Women Act", it covers all victims of these crimes, whether they are male or female. Detailed information about the VAWA may be found online at under "VAWA" or Public Law 109-162.

Immigration Status Policy

To be eligible to receive rental assistance from the Department, applicants and participants must comply with certain immigration regulations.

Pet Policy

The Pet Policy for the Public Housing program may be found in Chapter 10 of the Public Housing Admissions and Continued Occupancy Plan (ACOP) - see plan posted above.

Fair Housing, Non-Discrimination, and Reasonable Accommodation Policies

The Department of Housing Services Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity policy, which includes the Non-Discrimination Policy and Reasonable Accommodation Policy, can be found in Chapter 2 of the Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan and Chapter 2 of the Public Housing Admissions and Continued Occupancy Plan (ACOP). See plans posted above.

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