On November 6, 2018, voters approved Measure 26-199 and Oregon Measure 102. These measures provide $652.8 million in resources to the Portland metropolitan region for affordable housing development and allow the funds to be leveraged with additional resources and partnerships.
Washington County jurisdictions received $192.2 million of the total bond funds, and they were divided up between Washington County ($118.9 million), the City of Beaverton ($31.8 million) and the City of Hillsboro ($41.5 million).
The Metro Bond will add 1,316 units of regulated affordable housing in Washington County over the next five to seven years, 2019-2026. A breakdown of the affordable housing units provided in Washington County are shown in the pie chart.
These units include:
- 540 units for extremely low-income households
- 658 units for families (2 bedrooms or more)
Affordable Housing = a household pays no more than 30% of their income on rent and utilities
Regulated Affordable Housing = Housing (most often apartment units) generally funded in part by government, available to households earning 60% of the Median Family Income (MFI) and occasionally up to 80% MFI
|Household Size||30% Median Family Income||60% Median Family Income||80% Median Family Income|
See the County's summary of affordable housing projects funded by the bond.
Read about concept endorsement for the seven recently approved projects funded by Washington County's allocation of bond funds.
The Viewfinder groundbreaking
View the virtual groundbreaking for the County's Phase I project, The Viewfinder.
Washington County is working with the City of Beaverton, the City of Hillsboro, and Metro for implementation of the bond. To find out more about what these jurisdictions are implementing their bond funds visit these websites: