Seeking Affordable Housing?

Response to COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 closures, health, and economic impacts, the City of Beaverton has allocated funds for rent & utility assistance for low income tenants impacted by COVID-19. The state of Oregon has also issued a moratorium on evictions through September 30, 2020. More details about rent assistance options and additional resources. This moratorium prevents no cause evictions and evictions issued based on late rent. During this time, it is unlawful for landlords to award late rent penalties as well. Starting on October 1, 2020 tenants will have six months to pay back any rent owed from March-September 2020. Please check back regularly for additional updates on COVID-19 related relief for Beaverton residents. Learn more about the residential moratorium on evictions.

Supply / Demand for Affordable Housing

The demand for affordable rent in the Portland Metro Area exceeds the supply of affordable units. Some waitlists are even closed. In addition rent that is affordable to some households is not affordable to other households. The income limits table will help you determine which income bracket you may fall under. This information is important as it will help you align your affordable housing eligibility with the housing you are seeking. Once you have determined whether you fall under these income limits 80% and below, 60% and below, 50% and below or 30% and below the housing links provided below will help you to begin your search for the housing. The sooner you are able to get on a waitlist the sooner you are likely to find affordable housing. 

If you have been served an eviction notice, through no cause of your own, and you have 14 or fewer days before eviction, contact Community Connect IMMEDIATELY 503-640-3263. 

Anticipate housing application fees.

Application fees up to $75 often apply, charged by for-profit properties and fees up to $25 charged by non-profit owned properties. If you have any reason to believe that you may not qualify due to your income, a past eviction, poor credit, or criminal background be sure and ask for the APPLICANT SCREENING CRITERIA. Oregon landlords are required to provide this information to help you understand the applicant criteria required by the landlord. With this information you should generally be able to self-determine whether paying an application fee is a good idea or not. 

If you feel you have been denied housing based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, familial status, disability, source of income, gender identity, and marital status contact the Fair Housing Council of Oregon’s discrimination hotline. 

Hotline hours: 1 - 4 pm M / T / Th (subject to change)
503-223-8197 ext. 2 (Portland metro area)
800-424-3247 ext. 2
Or visit their website at www.fhco.org/report-discrimination

Types of Affordable Housing and links.

Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8)

Allows you more housing choice by helping you cover all or a portion of your rent. Section 8 vouchers availability varies contact are currently available and the waitlist is closed. Contact theWashington County Housing Authority, 503-846-8611, for more information. 

Project Based Voucher

Provides rent assistance at specified properties. Typically serves persons at our below 30% Area Median Income. Contact the Washington County Housing Authority, 503-846-8611, for more information.

Metro HomeShare

Homesharing is a unique arrangement made between two people-one with housing to offer (Home Provider) and the other in need of housing (Home Seeker). Two people enter a shared housing arrangement where the Home Provider charges an affordable rent and the Home Seeker provides services like cleaning, grocery shopping, or pet care.

Metro HomeShare helps Housing Providers stabilize and retain their housing, while offering access to affordable rent for Home Seekers. Typical rents are $400-600 a month. 

To be a Home Provider you must:

  • Have a spare room in your home and be able to legally rent that spare and willing to live with a housemate and share common areas of the home.
  • Be seeking assistance in the form of rent or services or some combination of both.

To be a Home Seeker you must:

  • Be in need of housing and willing to live with a housemate and share common areas of the home.
  • Be willing to participate in a service exchange agreement as part of the HomeShare arrangement (e.g. housekeeping, pet care, companionship, etc.)

Interested? Contact Metro HomeShare at 971-271-5195 or email metrohomeshare@emoregon.org. Click here to learn more.

List of affordable housing providing reduced rents. 

Some waitlists may be closed. 

Barcelona Apartments, Beaverton 

1 bedroom units; preference is given to Extremely Low-Income households (at or below 30% of the Area Median Income). Waitlist is closed at this time.
Cascade Management Inc.
971-217-7193

FirCrest Manor 

1, 2, and 3 bedroom units located in Beaverton.
Guardian Management, Inc.
503-644-9379

Tom Brewer House 

Drug-free housing located in Beaverton, Oregon. Single Room Occupancy (also called "SRO", a room for a single person with shared bathroom and kitchen), studio and 1 bedroom units. Preference given to applicants who are homeless with a need for substance abuse/mental health services.
Lifeworks
503-645-3581 x4823 

PLUSS Apartments

Single Room Occupancy (also called "SRO", a room for a single person with shared bathroom and kitchen). Units are located in Tigard, Oregon. Preference given to applicants with a special need for mental health services.
Washington County Housing Authority
503-846-4794

The Knoll at Tigard

1 bedroom located in Tigard, Oregon. Preference is given to applicants who are chronically homeless (persons with a disabling condition who are currently homeless and who have been homeless for 12 months or more, or have experienced at least 4 episodes of homelessness in the last three years) with a need for Veterans services. Age 55+, only.
Income Property Management
503-718-7982
cpahoregon.org/portfolio/the-knoll-at-tigard

The Orchards

1 and 2 bedroom apartments located in Hillsboro, Oregon. Preference for extremely low income households (below 30% Area Median Income).
Reach Community Development
503-403-1803
http://reachproperties.org/

Alma Gardens

1 bedroom apartments located in Hillsboro, Oregon. Age 55+. Preference for extremely low-income households.
Affinity Property Management
503-213-1309
nwhousing.org 

Sunset View Apartments, Beaverton 

Currently under construction. Watch Pedcor Companies for application opportunities.

Privately Owned Subsidized Housing

Many units will serve incomes between 50% & 60% Area Median Income (AMI). Special needs units may be available. Some units may reach lower incomes with a Project Based Voucher. Apply directly with the property manager of the properties listed below. 

Maples I and II, Hillsboro 

This is a subsidized rent building for those who are age 62 or older.
REACH
503-681-9099 

Village at Washington Square, Tigard

A 26-unit development providing workforce and family housing.
Income Property Management
503-784-9575

Greenburg Oaks, Tigard

Family apartments.
Property Management
503-639-6514

Metzger Park Apartments, Tigard

32 unit complex one, two, and three bedroom units.
Cascade Management, Inc.
503-892-2340

Spencer House Apartments, Beaverton

48-unit affordable housing multi-family property that serves families and individuals. 38 of the 48 units have project-based rental assistance, and the housing complex has one, two, and three bedroom units. Public owned or controlled affordable apartments for low-income persons, the elderly, and those with special needs is sometimes available for all incomes up to 80% Area Median Income and is generally the only regulated housing serving incomes between 60% & 80% Area Median Income.
Cascade Management, Inc.
503-644-4496

Additional information on housing opportunities is available online: Washington County Housing Authority