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. If you are on the waiting list and wish to verify your information, please visit the Online Waiting List.
Effective November 1, 2014: Payment and Subsidy Standards
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Visit our available units search page to find out if a Section 8 unit is available in your area.
Calculating your utility allowance
NOTICE: Section 242 of the 2014 Appropriations Act limits the utility allowance for a family to be the lower of: (1) The utility allowance amount for the family unit size; or (2) the utility allowance amount for the unit size of the unit rented by the family. The Utility Allowances are changing effective January 1, 2014 as follows:
Clackamas County Voucher Utility Rates (effective February 1, 2015)
Clackamas County Voucher Utility Rates (effective September 1, 2013)
Multnomah County 2014 Voucher Utility Rates (effective April 1, 2014)
If you have further questions regarding our utility allowances, you may contact Toni Karter by email at email@example.com.
Reasonable Accommodation Requests
HACC will provide "reasonable accommodations" to applicants and participants of HACC's Housing Choice Voucher Program. A reasonable accommodation 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 Accommodation request, complete and submit the Request for a Reasonable Accommodation form.
If you are a Section 8 Voucher holder moving to another county or coming from another county please see the following instructions.
If you are a Clackamas County voucher holder and want to move to another county, contact your Occupancy Specialist.
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. We will be unable to assist you until your current Housing Authority has sent your paperwork to:
PO Box 1510
Oregon City, OR 97045
Or Fax to: (503) 655-8676
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