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Housing Choice Voucher Programs

Section 8 rental assistance programs helps qualified residents afford housing in our community.

The Housing Choice Voucher program (formerly known as Section 8)  provides assistance to families that rent units in the private rental housing market. It is authorized by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. The Housing Choice Voucher Program can assist approximately 1,500 families in Clackamas County.

HACC Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program Not Currently Accepting New Applicants

The Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program at HACC is not currently accepting new applicants to the waiting list. The list has been closed since 2009. If you are on the waiting list and wish to verify your information, please click on the OWL link on our main page.

Section 8 Landlord Training

 Landlord Training on HB2639- New Section 8 Law. May 30th, 2014 10AM-12PM. Click Here for Information and Registration.

Housing Works Employment Program for HACC Residents

HACC is partnering with the Workforce Investment Council of Clackamas County (WICCO) and to offer an employment and training program for residents. Follow the link below to learn more.

Housing Works Employment and Training Program

Report Household and Income Changes

Residents should use the Change Report form below to report any household changes to HACC. Please print and complete the form and return it to HACC within 7 days of any change in income, household composition, or contact information. Failure to report changes could lead to a loss of housing assistance.

Change Report Form

Policy Changes for the Section 8 Program

The Section 8 program is changing some of its policies due to federal budget cuts (sequestration). Please see the notice below for more information:

Sequestration Impacts Notice

Program Participant Eligibility

To qualify for the Voucher program, the household income must not exceed HUD set standards, which is 50% of the area median income, for the specified number of family members. There is no asset limitation; however, income derived from assets is included in the annual income.

2013 Income Limits

Once the Housing Authority issues a Housing Voucher, the family then finds its own rental unit. To be eligible, a unit must:

  • Be located within Clackamas or Multnomah County;
  • Meet housing quality standards; and
  • Rent must be reasonable as determined by HACC.

Tenant rent is based upon income. Tenants pay 30-40% of their adjusted gross income for rent and utilities depending on the rent cost of the unit. The Housing Authority pays the difference between the family's portion of rent and the contract rent to the owner.

Applications are filed in chronological order by date and time of receipt. Tenants are selected on a first-come, first-served basis from the wait list.

HACC also runs a federally funded Family Self Sufficiency Program for qualified Housing Choice Voucher residents.

Available Units

Visit our available units search page to find out if a Section 8 unit is available in your area. 

Calculating your utility allowance

Effective September 1st, 2013:

Clackamas County 2013 Voucher Utility Rates

Effective April 1st, 2014:

Multnomah County 2014 Voucher Utility Rates

 If you have further questions regarding our utility allowances, you may contact Toni Karter by email at tonik@clackamas.us .

Reasonable Accomodation Requests

HACC will provide "reasonable accomodations" to applicants and participants of HACC's Housing Choice Voucher Program. A reasonable accomodation is some modification or change HACC can make to its policies or preocedures that will assist an otherwise eligible person with a disability to attain equal participation in HACC's programs.

To make a Reasonable Accomodation request, complete and submit the "Request for a Reasonable Accomodation" form.  You may request this form at our office or by contacting your Occupancy Specialist. To request the form by phone, call 503-655-8267.

Porting

If you are a Section 8 Voucher holder moving to another county or coming from another county please see the following instructions.

Porting Out

If you are a Clackamas County voucher holder and want to move to another county, contact your Occupancy Specialaist at HACC.

Porting In

If you want to move to Clackamas County we are currently not absorbing porting clients, we are billing your original Housing Authority. Please see our Payment Standards below. We will be unable to assist you until your current Housing Authority has sent your paperwork to:

Debbie Greene

PO Box 1510, Oregon City, OR 97045 

Or Fax to: 503-655-8676

Payment Standards Effective 7/2014

Effective July 1, 2014: Payment and Subsidy Standards

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