Housing Choice Voucher Programs

Notice to tenants on HUD waivers

On April 10, 2020, HUD published Notice PIH 2020‐05 in response to the COVID‐19 pandemic. The CARES Act provides HUD with broad authority to waive statutes and regulations related to its programs, except fair housing, nondiscrimination, labor standards, and environmental requirements. The Housing Authority of Clackamas County (HACC) has adopted many of the waivers offered by HUD for the Section 8 and Public Housing programs. HACC is required to provide this notice and you can find the list of all the waivers adopted with a brief explanation of impact online.

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.

Have you gotten behind on rent and need help?

Oregon emergency Rental AssistanceIf you need help on rent or utilities as you got behind due to a COVID-related reason, visit the  Oregon Rental Assistance Program to apply for assistance.

The OERAP program can serve renter households that have incomes less than 80% of Area Median Income who meet the following conditions:

  • Individual(s) in the household has qualified for unemployment benefits or has experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or has experienced other financial hardship due directly or indirectly to the coronavirus outbreak;
  • and Individual(s) in the household can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability evidenced by a past due utility or rent notice.

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.

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.

Income Limits

4/1/2021
Median income: $96,900

Family Size Low
80%
Very Low
50%
Extremely Low
30%
1 54,150 33,850 20,300
2 61,900 38,700 23,200
3 69,650 43,550 26,100
4 77,350 48,350 29,000
5 83,550 52,250 31,550
6 89,750 56,100 35,580
7 95,950 60,000 40,120
8 102,150 63,850 44,660
9 108,300 67,700 49,200
10 114,500 71,600 53,740
11 120,700 75,450 58,280
12 126,900 79,300 62,820
13 133,050 83,200 67,360

Fair Market Rents and Payment Standards by Bedroom size:

Beds FMR
Published
FY 2021
(10/1/2021)
Payment Standards
Clackamas
Payment Standards for Zip Codes:
97034, 97035, 97068, 97086 and 97070
Clackamas Reasonable Accommodation 110% 2019 FMR Clackamas Reasonable Accommodation 115% 2019 FMR Clackamas Reasonable Accommodation 120% 2019 FMR Clackamas Shared Housing Zip Codes: 97034, 97035, 97068, 97086 and 97070 Shared Housing
0 1245 1121 1132 1370 1432 1494    
1 1331 1250 1335 1464 1531 1597    
2 1536 1420 1429 1690 1766 1843 710 715
3 2193 2049 2100 2412 2522 2632 683 700
4 2657 2494 2528 2923 3056 3188 623 632
5 3056 2868 2907 3362 3514 3667 574 581
6 3454 3242 3286 3799 3972 4145 540 548
7 3853 3616 3666 4238 4431 4623 517 524
8 4251 3990 4045 4676 4889 5101 499 506

Rental Assistance Programs

Breakdown by Type of Program Total # of Units Total # Served Who can apply? How apply?
Wait lists marked closed or open below
Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Tenant Based Vouchers   1623

Any Very Low Income Household (50% AMI)

CLOSED. When open online will announce and application will be available on this website.

Project Based Voucher Sites:
Chez Ami PBV 20  

Clean and sober living for homeless and disabled

OPEN. Contact Central City Concern at 503-525-8483.

Town Center Greens PBV 21  

Clean and sober living for homeless and disabled

OPEN. Contact Central City Concern at 503-525-8483

Pedcor - Rosewood Station PBV 20  

Any Very Low Income Households (50% AMI)

CLOSED. Contact Pedcor Management

NHA - Campus Redevelopment PBV 7  

HOMELESS Preference

Contact Northwest Housing Alternatives

Pleasant St Vet Housing PBV 24   Military Veterans Only

CLOSED
. When open online will announce and application will be available on this website.
Hillside Manor 200   Elderly & Disabled Preference

CLOSED.
Anticipate wait list opening biennially.
Fuller Road Station 25   Homeless Families and Youth

Under Construction wait list to be opening to be determined.
Good Shepherd Village 30   Families, Seniors & Veterans

Under Construction wait list to be opening to be determined.
Maple Apartments 70  

Homeless & Agricultural workers

Under Construction wait list to be opening to be determined.

Webster Rd Apartments 48  

Permanent Supportive Housing for Seniors with disabilities

Under Construction wait list to be opening to be determined.

Total PBV   365 Under Construction wait list to be opening to be determined.
Total VASH   146

Military Veterans Only

OPEN. Contact the Veteran’s Administration for assessment and eligibility.

Mainstream Vouchers   214

Non-elderly (under 62) and Disabled with preference for Homeless

CLOSED. When open online will announce and application will be available on this website.

Foster Youth to Independence 25  

Youth 18-24 graduating out of foster care

OPEN to homeless youth call: 503-655-8575 or complete online Coordinated Housing Access

Total Vouchers   2054  
Grant Funding:
Shelter Plus Care Continuum of Care Grant
  37

Homeless and disabled

OPEN to homeless youth call: 503-655-8575 or complete online Coordinated Housing Access

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 as follows:

Effective November 1, 2021

If you have further questions regarding our utility allowances, you may contact Debbie Greene at debbiegre@clackmas.us.

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 procedures 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.

Porting

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

Sandra Breuer
PO Box 1510
Oregon City, OR 97045
Email: sbreuer@clackamas.us

Or fax to 503-655-8676

Phone:503-655-8267
Fax:503-655-8676
Email:hacc@clackamas.us

13930 Gain St Oregon City, OR 97045

Office Hours:

Monday to Thursday
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
(Closed from noon to 1 p.m.)

After Hours Maintenance Emergency:
503-780-3896

Maintenance (Monday - Thursday):
503-650-3535