Housing Choice Voucher Programs

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.

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

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

4/24/2019
Median income: $87,900

Family Size Low-80% Very Low-50% Extremely Low 30%
1 49,250 30,800 18,450
2 56,250 35,200 21,100
3 63,300 39,600 23,750
4 70,300 43,950 26,350
5 75,950 47,500 30,170
6 81,550 51,000 34,590
7 87,200 54,500 39,010
8 92,800 58,050 43,430
9 98,450 61,550 47,850
10 104,050 65,050 52,270
11 109,700 68,600 56,690
12 115,300 72,100 61,110
13 120,950 75,600 65,530

Fair Market Rents and Payment Standards by Bedroom size:

Beds FMR
Published
FY 2019
Clackamas
Effective 5/1/19
0 1131 1018
1 1234 1170
2 1441 1397
3 2084 1876
4 2531 2278
5 2911 2620
6 3290 2961
7 3670 3303
8 4050 3645

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   1438 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. If Homeless call: 503-655-8575

https://www.centralcityconcern.org/services/housing/accessing-housing/
Town Center Greens PBV 21   Clean and sober living for HOMELESS and DISABLED

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

https://www.centralcityconcern.org/services/housing/accessing-housing/
Pedcor - Rosewood Station PBV 20   Any Very Low Income Households (50% AMI) CLOSED. Anticipate wait list opening May 2019. When open online will announce and application will be available on this website.
WALSH Commons PBV 7   HOMELESS Preference OPEN. Must be Homeless and must contact NHA at 503-654-1007
Pleasant St Vet Housing PBV 24   Military Veterans Only CLOSED. Anticipate wait list opening November 2019. When open online will announce and application will be available on this website.
Total PBV   92    
Total VASH   121 Military Veterans Only OPEN. Contact the Veteran’s Administration for assessment and eligibity:
https://www.portland.va.gov/services/homeless/
Mainstream Vouchers   116 Nonelderly (under 62) and Disabled with preference for HOMELESS

CLOSED. If Homeless call: 503-655-8575

Total Vouchers   1767    
Grant Funding: Shelter Plus Care Continuum of Care Grant   37 HOMELESS and DISABLED

OPEN. If Homeless call: 503-655-8575

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:

If you have further questions regarding our utility allowances, you may contact Toni Karter at tonikar@clackamas.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