Housing Resources

  1. I am in need of affordable housing
  2. I need help finding housing
  3. I have concerns regarding fair housing

Affordable housing is defined as housing that costs the household no more than 30 percent of its gross monthly income, meaning what is affordable to one may not be affordable to another. Below are list of a few different housing options to consider.

  1. Market Rate Housing: The cost of market rate housing is determined entirely by the state of the rental market in the community. It can change based on the supply and demand of the housing market. Housinglink
  2. Tax Credit Housing: Often referred to as LIHTC (Low Income Housing Tax Credit), formally Section 42, tax credit housing may be more affordable than market rate housing. See more information about tax credit housing.
  3. Project-based Section 8 Housing: A government-funded program that provides rental housing to low income households in privately owned and managed rental units. The subsidy stays with the building. Project-based Section 8 Housing often has waiting lists so be sure to contact the property owner or manager directly to inquire. See a listing of affordable housing in the metro area (PDF).
  4. Housing Choice Vouchers: A government-funded program that helps low income households pay the rent on private, market-rate rental units. 
  5. The Washington County Community Development Agency (CDA) has information on other options, such as workforce housing and senior housing. See information from the Washington County CDA .
  6. Housing Benefits 101: HB101 is a free statewide resource network that helps solve problems and navigate the system of available housing benefits and resources.