Home Forward maintains public housing units for low-income residents in which residents pay an affordable percentage of their income as rent.
135 SW Ash Street
Portland, OR 97204
Eligibility: Eligibility varies by community; however, generally to be eligible:
-Household income must not exceed the area median income percentage for your household size.
-At least one person in household must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
-Household size must meet occupancy guidelines. One bedroom is allowed for head of household and co-head/spouse and one bedroom is allowed for every two people after that, regardless of age or gender.
-Applicants can apply for all waitlists they qualify for, regardless of whether they have applied during previous openings.

Priority status granted to:
-Individuals who have a terminal illness and have been diagnosed by a medical provider with a life expectancy of 12 months or less.
-Individuals who have a disability that requires housing with access features such as wheelchair accommodation, and individuals eligible for in-home Medicaid services who require assistance with meals, bathing, laundry, and housekeeping to stop or delay premature entry into a nursing facility or adult foster care.
Hours: Not applicable
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (503) 802-8300 Main phone
  • (503) 280-3760 Public Housing Hotline Recording
  • (503) 280-3750 Property Management
  • (503) 802-8405 Intake Priority Status
Email Address: [email protected]
COVID-19 INFORMATION: Due to COVID-19, most services provided by phone, mail, email, or fax
INTAKE PROCEDURE: Visit website for information on public housing availability. For most units, applications are only accepted when a community is added to the open waiting list. The estimated wait time can range from a year to several years.
FEES: Rents vary by apartment and program type. Rent amounts in public housing are set at approximately 28.5%-31% of the household's monthly income. Rents at apartment communities that are not subsidized public housing generally are set below fair market rates.
DOCUMENTS: None required at intake
LANGUAGES: English, interpretation or signing by arrangement
AREA SERVED: Multnomah County
SITE HOURS: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
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