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.
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.
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.
Median income: $81,400
|Family Size||Low-80%||Very Low-50%||Extremely Low 30%|
Fair Market Rents and Payment Standards by Bedroom size:
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: 503-655-8575https://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:
|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 VASH||121||Military Veterans Only||OPEN. Contact the Veteran’s Administration for assessment and eligibity:
|Mainstream Vouchers||116||Nonelderly (under 62) and Disabled with preference for HOMELESS||
CLOSED. If Homeless call: 503-655-8575
|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:
- Clackamas County Voucher Utility Rates for Newer Efficient Units (effective March 1, 2019)
- Clackamas County Voucher Utility Rates for Older Standard Units (effective March 1, 2019)
If you have further questions regarding our utility allowances, you may contact Toni Karter 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 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.
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:
PO Box 1510
Oregon City, OR 97045
Or fax to 503-655-8676