The Housing Authority of Clackamas County will open its Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Section 8 Waiting Lists on April 13, 2020 at 8 a.m. PT.
The deadline to apply is 6 p.m. PT on April 16, 2020.
“There is a growing need for housing assistance across the county,” said Health, Housing and Human Services Department Director Richard Swift. “The last time we opened wait lists, 7,892 people applied. We are anticipating that number will increase due to the expanding wage gap and continuing housing crisis.”
Housing Authority officials are expecting as many as 10,000 applications during this open period for approximately 2,700 spaces.
There are income eligibility requirements for those applying for the waiting lists. To qualify a waitlist, a household must not make more than the following percentage of the area median income:
- 80% for Public Housing
- 50% for Section 8
- 50% for Clayton Mohr Commons (veteran’s housing)
- 50% for Rosewood Station
The following information is necessary to complete the application process.
- Names for all applicants in household
- Date of Birth
- Social security numbers
- Physical address
- Mailing Address if different
- Name and contact information for an advocate if you need assistance.
All unduplicated applications will be placed in a random lottery drawing. Approximately 1,700 applicants will be added to the Public Housing waitlist and 700 will be added to the Housing Choice Voucher Section 8 waitlist. Applicants will be notified whether they were selected or not within 90 days.
“The unfortunate reality is that we just do not have enough housing to help everyone who will apply,” said Jill Smith, Director of Housing and Housing Services. “We know it will be a challenging process with only 2,700 spots, but we hope that we can continue to grow the number of people we are able to serve.”
If you need assistance with your electronic application, computers and personal assistance will be provided at the following locations, Monday, April 13 through Thursday, April 16 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT.
- The Housing Authority Administrative Office (Spanish & Russian interpreters/translators onsite):
13930 South Gain St, Oregon City, OR, 97045
- Hillside Property Management Office:
2889 SE Hillside, Milwaukie, OR 97222
To find out the qualifications for the various housing programs and which housing program is the best fit for your needs, visit the Housing Authority website.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.