Administers the following housing programs:
-Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program: As of April 2018, Section 8 is accepting pre-applications for the waitlist and has a 12-month wait time
-Family Self-Sufficiency Program: Helps Section 8 recipients obtain education and job skills in order to become financially self-sufficient
-Housing Choice Voucher Homeownership Program: Helps Section 8 recipients receive assistance toward a monthly mortgage payment
-Low-Rent Public Housing Program: Provides federally subsidized rental housing
-Farm Labor Housing: Offers housing for active and retired agricultural workers

Also fields complaints about Section 8 and public housing programs.
959 Fortner Street
Ontario, OR 97914
Eligibility: -Low-income households; applicants from outside Malheur and Harney Counties must reside in Malheur or Harney County for one year before requesting to move to another county.
-Farm labor housing is available to domestic agricultural workers including those working on fish and oyster farms and on-farm processing; can be retired and/or disabled from agricultural work; must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Available to laborers that handle any raw materials.
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-noon and 1pm-5pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (541) 889-9661 Main phone
COVID-19 INFORMATION: Due to COVID-19, staff are not in office. Call and leave a message for intake; calls returned within 48 business hours.
INTAKE PROCEDURE: Call for information
FEES: Varies by service
DOCUMENTS: Copies of birth certificates and Social Security cards for all household members, photo ID for all adults, and a completed pre-application
LANGUAGES: English, Spanish, interpretation or signing by arrangement
AREA SERVED: Harney and Malheur Counties
  • Case/Care Management * Section 8 Housing Residents
  • Elderly/Disabled Home Rental Listings
  • Housing Complaints * Public Housing Residents
  • Housing Complaints * Section 8 Housing Residents
  • Public Housing
  • Public Housing * Agricultural Laborers
  • Rural Housing Development
  • Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers
  • Section 8/Rental Assistance Program Rental Listings
  • Subsidized Home Acquisition
  • Subsidized Housing Administrative Organizations
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