Marion County Housing Authority

2645 Portland Road NE, Suite 200
Salem, Marion County, Oregon 97301

Marion County Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of December 1st, 2021, Marion County Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Marion County Housing Authority serves Marion County but does not serve Keizer and Salem.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Marion County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice

Open Marion County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Marion County Housing Authority Website:

Marion County Housing Authority Phone: (503) 798-4170.

Open Until Further Notice: Marion County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Marion County Housing Authority (MCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open indefinitely. This waiting list opened on June 15, 2015, and will close once 2,000 applications have been received. It was last open for ten days in March 2015.

Please note: According to the MCHA, "If you applied for any previous Section 8 waitlist [through this office], you must reapply."

To apply, complete the online application. Applications are available in English and Spanish.

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

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

This waiting list has the following preferences: 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.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the pre-application was received, by order of preferences.

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

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 5037984170.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/28/2018.

About Marion County Housing Authority

More information about Marion County Housing Authority can be found on its website at

Representatives of Marion County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (503) 798-4170. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 12/01/2021, it is not known if Marion County Housing Authority 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 Marion County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Marion County Housing Authority manages 857 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 692 147 18
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $535 $980 $405
Monthly Cost $370,055 $144,011 $7,293

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Marion County Housing Authority

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 21% having issued approximately 43 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 12 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $14,412 per year. 90% of households were very low income (VLI) and 59% were extremely low income (ELI). 33% of households had wages as a major source of income, 7% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 58% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 49% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 18% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 31% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

46% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 39% of households with children have a female head of household. 79% of all households were headed by a female.

27% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 7% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Marion County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 17% include at least one person with a disability. 30% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 50% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

27% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 46% with 2 bedrooms and 27% with 3 or more bedrooms. 19% 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 Marion County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $369 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $495. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $121.

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.

Public Housing Apartments Operated by Marion County Housing Authority

Marion County Ha

295 Sycamore Ave
Woodburn, Oregon

Low Income Housing Managed by Marion County Housing Authority

Hazelwood Estates

955 Carol St
Woodburn, Oregon
1-2 BR

Silvertowne Apartments and Silvertowne II

1080 2nd Street and 1115 Mill St
Silverton, Oregon

Edelweiss Village

150 N Garfield St
Mount Angel, Oregon
1 BR