Marion County Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

This information was last updated on August 31st, 2016.

Please note: The Marion County Housing Authority covers Marion County, OR, with the exception of Keizer and Salem, OR. Please click the link provided for information on those areas.
The Marion County Housing Authority (MCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list opened on June 15, 2015. It was last open for ten days in March 2015.

Please note: 

  • Although this waiting list is technically open indefinitely, it will close once 2,000 pre-applications have been received.
  • This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.
  • According to the MCHA, "If you applied for any previous Section 8 waitlist [through this office], you must reapply."
To apply, complete the online pre-application. Pre-applications are available in English and Spanish.

If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a computer at a local public library or public office. This pre-application can be accessed on most smart phones.

Disabled applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to complete the pre-application can call the MCHA office at (503) 798-4170.

The following preferences have been identified: Homeless; participants of MC Health Department Addictions and Mental Health RAP; head of household lives, works or attends school in one of the communities in the map displayed in the middle of the MCHA web page.

The following documentation is required of all members of the household: Name, date of birth, Social Security Number, race, gender, annual income, employment information.

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the pre-application was received, after sorting preferences.

Important note: Applicants will receive a confirmation number when either applying, or being placed on the waiting list, depending on housing authority policy. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

If any of your application information changes from the time you submitted the original pre-application (such as contact information, income, and household members), inform the housing authority immediately. In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Please contact the housing authority to find out its policy on updating pre-application information.

For more information, visit the MCHA website, or call the office at (503) 798-4170.

Marion County Housing Authority serves the following locations in the state of Oregon:

Affordable Apartments near Marion County Housing Authority

5th St
Nuevo Amancer is a 50 unit low income housing apartment community in Woodburn.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Woodburn.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
601 Evergreen Rd
French Prairie is a 77 unit low income housing apartment community in Woodburn.
1810 32nd Pl NE
Fischer Court I is a 48 unit low income housing apartment community in Salem.
Some apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
These affordable apartments have been funded by the following programs:
Project-Based Section 8