Salem Housing Authority

360 Church Street SE
Salem, Marion County, Oregon 97301

Salem 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, Salem Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Salem Housing Authority serves Keizer and Salem.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Salem Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Salem and Keizer, Oregon Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Salem 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.

Salem Housing Authority Website:

Salem Housing Authority Phone: (503) 588-6368.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 Salem Housing Authority (SHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled households.

To apply, complete the online application here.

There are no preferences.

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

For more information, visit the SHA website, or call the office at (503) 588-6368.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 5035886368.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/19/2018.

Other Salem Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Salem and Keizer, Oregon Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Salem Housing Authority (SHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in June, 2018. 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 waiting list has the following preferences: Homeless, victims of domestic violence, those terminated from assistance due to lack of funding, those terminated from assistance due to lack of funding, referred by local assistance program.

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

For more information, visit the SHA website, or call the office at (503) 588-6368

Last Updated on 07/23/2018.

About Salem Housing Authority

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

Representatives of Salem Housing Authority may be available by phone at (503) 588-6368. 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 Salem 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 Salem Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Salem Housing Authority manages 2,733 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 Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 2,336 1 109 14 121 69 76
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $588 $1,089 $765 $731 $1,074 $495 $548
Monthly Cost $1,373,406 $1,089 $83,399 $10,231 $129,983 $34,123 $41,655

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Salem 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 8% having issued approximately 352 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 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 21 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 $13,529 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 64% were extremely low income (ELI). 26% of households had wages as a major source of income, 11% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 62% 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, 52% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 23% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

46% of households included children, 8% of which had two adults in the household. 41% of households with children have a female head of household. 78% of all households were headed by a female.

27% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 5% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Salem Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 24% include at least one person with a disability. 42% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 63% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

30% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 44% with 2 bedrooms and 25% with 3 or more bedrooms. 17% 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 Salem Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $334 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $633. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $94.

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 Salem Housing Authority

11 - 9 Scattered Sites

546 16th St SE
Salem, Oregon

Robert Lindsey Towers

370 Church St SE
Salem, Oregon

11 - 4 Multifamily

1560 Brush College Rd NW
Salem, Oregon

Low Income Housing Managed by Salem Housing Authority

Southfair Apartments

1901 Fairgrounds Rd NE
Salem, Oregon
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Englewood East

3140 Tess Ave NE
Salem, Oregon
Elderly Supportive Housing

Parkway Village Apartments - Salem

3143 7th Pl NE
Salem, Oregon
2-3 BR


Salem, Oregon