Affordable Housing In Hillsboro
Washington County, Oregon

Waiting List Openings In Hillsboro

Emergency Housing Voucher

How to Apply for the Waiting List.

21 Low Income Apartment Communities In Hillsboro

Orchards at Orenco III Apartments

6616 Northeast Cherry Drive
Hillsboro, Oregon
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2-3 BR

Gateway Commons Apartments

181 SE 18th Avenue
Hillsboro, Oregon

Rolling Green Apartments

2206 SE 44th Ave
Hillsboro, Oregon
Disabled Supportive Housing

Willows Apartments, The

365 NW Adams Ave
Hillsboro, Oregon
Disabled Supportive Housing

Laceleaf Apartments

1250 E Main St
Hillsboro, Oregon
Disabled Supportive Housing

Smallwood Apartments

1300 E Main St
Hillsboro, Oregon
Elderly Supportive Housing

Washington County Ha

707 SE 7th Ave
Hillsboro, Oregon

Glennis Park

140 NW Scott St
Hillsboro, Oregon


1104 SE Baseline St
Hillsboro, Oregon

Walnut Triplex

647 SE Walnut St
Hillsboro, Oregon

Section 8 Vouchers, Apartments, and Waiting Lists in Hillsboro, Oregon

Public Housing Agencies operate federally assisted affordable housing programs at local levels on behalf of HUD. Notably, housing agencies are responsible for managing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, and Project-Based Voucher waiting lists within their jurisdiction.

Households who qualify for these programs may also qualify for Project-Based Section 8, which contributes rental assistance payments directly to private landlords on behalf of low-income tenants. Eligibility for the project-based program is similar to the voucher programs, but waiting list and application policies will vary depending on the landlord.

Public Housing Agencies Serving Hillsboro, Oregon

Housing Authority Programs
Housing Authority of Washington County Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV); Mainstream Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Hillsboro, Oregon

There are 21 low income housing apartment communities offering 1,213 affordable apartments for rent in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Income Based Apartments in Hillsboro, Oregon

Hillsboro features 469 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Hillsboro, Oregon

There are 744 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Hillsboro.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Hillsboro, Oregon

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Hillsboro landlords $900 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $400 towards rent in Hillsboro.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Hillsboro, Oregon for a two-bedroom apartment is between $1,320 and $1,614.

2022 Hillsboro, Oregon Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Hillsboro, Oregon Fair Market Rent $1,197 $1,278 $1,467 $2,073 $2,454
Hillsboro, Oregon Payment Standard Range $1,077 to $1,317 $1,150 to $1,406 $1,320 to $1,614 $1,866 to $2,280 $2,209 to $2,699

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Hillsboro, OR Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 21
Total Low Income Apartments 1,213
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 469
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 47.29%
Average Renter Household Size 2.66
Average Household Size 2.73
Median Household Income $67,757 ±$2,242
Median Rent $1,128 ±$18
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 44.35% ± 3.5pp
Total Population 97,751

Population and Household Demographics

Hillsboro is a city in Washington County, Oregon with a population of 97,751. There are 35,284 households in the city with an average household size of 2.73 persons. 47.29% of households in Hillsboro are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Hillsboro

The median gross income for households in Hillsboro is $67,757 a year, or $5,646 a month. The median rent for the city is $1,128 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Hillsboro, a household making less than $3,760 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 44.35% of households who rent are overburdened in Hillsboro.

Area Median Income In Hillsboro

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Hillsboro, the AMI is calculated from all households within Washington County.

In Hillsboro, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $96,900

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Hillsboro

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Hillsboro

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30% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 30% of the Hillsboro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Extremely Low Income households.
$20,300 $23,200 $26,100 $29,000 $31,350 $35,580 $40,120 $44,660
50% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 50% of the Hillsboro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Very Low Income households.
$33,850 $38,700 $43,550 $48,350 $52,250 $56,100 $60,000 $63,850
80% AMI Income Limits
Renters earning up to 80% of the Hillsboro AMI may qualify for rental assistance programs that target Low Income households.
$54,150 $61,900 $69,650 $77,350 $83,550 $89,750 $95,950 $102,150