Rental assistance programs
Our Rental Assistance programs serve the largest number of Washington County households with rental subsidies that typically allow them to rent from any private landlord in the community. The Washington County Department of Housing Services offers a wide variety of housing options to qualified applicants:
There are also several specialized rental assistance programs:
- Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing vouchers serve 247 homeless veteran households, coupled with case management and supportive services provided through the Veterans Administration.
- Mainstream Vouchers assist 208 non-elderly persons with disabilities.
- Emergency Housing Vouchers provides rental assistance to 89 hard to serve homeless individuals with disabilities, also matching them with care providers to assist in recovery and stabilization.
Project-Based Voucher awards
We also administer Project-Based Rental Assistance and the Project-Based Voucher program where the Housing Choice Voucher is connected to the unit, instead of the household. The Department periodically offers property owners the opportunity to submit proposals for Project-Based Voucher assistance.