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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 our community partners.

Department of Housing Services e-newsletter

Sign up to receive the Department of 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 and voucher participants

• Report a change of income using one of these reporting forms.
• Register for waitlist opening notifications, check your status and update your information 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 a specific team?

See our contact list for each team's information, from vouchers and 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


Jill Chen selected as assistant director of Housing Authority of Washington County

Chen joins as assistant director following competitive recruitment and will begin new leadership role focusing on housing authority programs on February 28.

Safe Rest Village at Aloha United Methodist Church (UMC) opening Demonstrates Power of Faith Partnerships

The Aloha Safe Rest Village debuts, launching partnering with Aloha UMC for site use, Open Door for shelter operations and Washington County for funding. The location provides 30 pallet shelters and offer a life-saving steppingstone to long-term housing.
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