If you're struggling to find a place to live, can't afford housing in the county or are interested in learning more about how to help your neighbors find stable housing, this guide is a great place to start.
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Home Access Grants
Homeowners and qualifying renters with physical disabilities may be eligible for a grant for safety improvements like ramps and handrails.
The Metro region has passed a new regional long term rent assistance program that provides financial assistance to renters with low incomes along with incentives for landlords.
A training program that provides tools to address rental screening barriers, such as evictions, poor credit, and criminal history, to help people find permanent housing.
Housing Rights and Resources
The Housing Rights and Resources Center works with tenants and landlords to protect the housing rights of our community.
Housing Choice Voucher
Formerly known as Section 8, this program provides financial assistance to families so they can rent units in the private rental housing market.
The county provides safe housing at a number of properties. All wait lists are now closed.
For those in a housing crisis
Are you homeless or in a housing crisis? Clackamas County Coordinated Housing Access is the starting point for housing and support services including housing referrals, resources and problem-solving. Call us Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for a personalized discussion at 503-655-8575. You can also fill out our online form to get the conversation started.
Volunteer at a warming shelter
Every winter, the county opens overnight warming centers so our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness can escape the cold weather. We rely on the kindness of residents who want to help.
Low Cost Apartments
These apartments are not associated with the Housing Authority. Each has their own eligibility requirements and waitlist. For more information please call the phone number associated with the property that interests you.