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Housing Authority of Washington County

111 NE Lincoln Street
Hillsboro, Washington County, Oregon 97124

Housing Authority of Washington County is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV), and Mainstream Voucher programs. As of August 10th, 2020, Housing Authority of Washington County has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of Washington County serves Washington County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Washington County, Oregon Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Public Housing Closed
Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Unknown

Open Housing Authority of Washington County Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Housing Authority of Washington County Website: https://www.co.washington.or.us/Housing/index.cfm.

Housing Authority of Washington County Phone: (503) 846-4794.

Open Until Further Notice: Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Washington County (HAWC) waiting list for Section 8 Project-Based Voucher apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least January, 2018, until further notice.

Please note: A list of communities with open waiting lists can be found here.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Visit the HAWC website here, and select the "Application for Rental Assistance" link in the "How to Apply" section.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information, visit the HAWC website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (503) 846-4794.

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 02/19/2020.

Other Housing Authority of Washington County Waiting Lists

Closed: Washington County, Oregon Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Washington County (HAWC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one week in May, 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Homeless, victims of domestic violence, elderly, disabled.

2,500 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HAWC website.

Last Updated on 02/19/2020.

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Washington County (HAWC) waiting list for 2, 3 and 4-Bedroom Public Housing apartments is currently closed. Applications were last accepted from February 10, 2020, until February 24, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

The maximum income limit for each household size were as follows:

  • 1 Person $30,800 | 5 People $47,500
  • 2 People $35,200 | 6 People $51,000
  • 3 People $39,600 | 7 People $54,500
  • 4 People $43,950 | 8 People $58,050

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

1,500 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences. 500 applicants were each placed on the 2, 3, and 4-Bedroom waiting lists.

For more information, visit the HAWC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HAWC public notice, and website, as of February 3, 2020.

Last Updated on 08/09/2020.

Unknown: Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Washington County (HAWC) Mainstream Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list status is unknown.

On the HAWC Applying for Assistance page, the "Mainstream Housing Choice Voucher Program" waiting list is in the section that states, "The following waiting lists are OPEN." However, after selecting the given link for more information, the HAWC Mainstream Voucher Program page states, "waitlist is currently CLOSED."

For more information, visit the HAWC website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HAWC website, as of February 19, 2020.

Last Updated on 02/19/2020.

About Housing Authority of Washington County

More information about Housing Authority of Washington County can be found on its website at https://www.co.washington.or.us/Housing/index.cfm.

Representatives of Housing Authority of Washington County may be available by phone at (503) 846-4794. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status online at http://www.waitlistcheck.com/.

You can check your waiting list status by phone by calling (855) 868-6507.

Open today from 8:30am to 5:00pm PT.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:30am-5:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am-5:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am-5:00pm
Thursday 8:30am-5:00pm
Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
HCV Portability Status

As of 08/10/2020, it is not known if Housing Authority of Washington County is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Housing Authority of Washington County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of Washington County manages 2,670 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 2,424 4 14 92 132
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $865 $1,198 $978 $998 $734
Monthly Cost $2,095,755 $4,791 $13,693 $91,787 $96,896

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Washington County

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 9% having issued approximately 302 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 68 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $14,335 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 25% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 65% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 47% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 28% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

37% of households included children, 9% of which had two adults in the household. 31% of households with children have a female head of household. 72% of all households were headed by a female.

33% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 12% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Washington County Housing Choice Voucher program, 29% include at least one person with a disability. 50% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 72% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

35% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 27% with 3 or more bedrooms. 18% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Housing Authority of Washington County voucher holders in 2016 was $369 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $810. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $114.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


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