Housing General News
Emergency rental assistance still available - Release date: 12/01/2021
Renters in need of assistance can continue to apply online or over the phone through Community Action.
El Condado de Washington amplía la capacidad de los albergues de emergencia de invierno para los meses de clima severo - Release date: 11/15/2021
187 camas disponibles para familias, personas médicamente frágiles y personas sin hogar
Washington County Expands Emergency Winter Shelter Capacity for Harsh Weather Months - Release date: 11/15/2021
187 Beds Available for Families, Medically Fragile People, and People Experiencing Homelessness
El Condado de Washington Anuncia Nuevas Opciones de Vivienda Para Veteranos Sin Hogar - Release date: 11/10/2021
Los programas de vivienda para veteranos son parte de una estrategia para abordar la crisis de vivienda en todo el condado.
Washington County Announces New Housing Options for Veterans Experiencing Homelessness - Release date: 11/10/2021
Washington County Department of Housing Services is providing crucial services and housing for veterans including units set aside for veterans experiencing homelessness at The Viewfinder, a Regional Affordable Housing Bond project, and with Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program administration.
Private sale of County-owned property approved by Board of Commissioners - Release date: 09/29/2021
The Board of County Commissioners has approved the sale of County-owned property in the 800 block of SW Baseline in Hillsboro. In recent months, the property has been the site of a homeless encampment which is expected to permanently close when new owners take possession of the site.
Homeless encampment on County-owned property will close for cleaning - Release date: 09/16/2021
A homeless encampment on county-owned property in Hillsboro will close for cleaning next week.
Port-a-potties and hand-washing stations coming this week to encampment along Highway 47 near Forest Grove - Release date: 09/07/2021
To promote safe and healthy conditions in this encampment, the county will place port-a-potties and hand-washing stations there this week.
The Valfre at Avenida 26 Celebrates Groundbreaking on first Affordable Housing Bond Project in Forest Grove - Release date: 09/07/2021
Key officials participate in groundbreaking for The Valfre at Avenida 26, an affordable housing bond project to be constructed in Forest Grove.
Housing Authority of Washington County Distributes over $8 million through Landlord Compensation Fund for Back-owed Rent - Release date: 07/28/2021
The Housing Authority of Washington County partnered with the Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) to administer the Landlord Compensation Fund (LCF) program to provide rent assistance on behalf of tenants in Washington County directly to landlords with over $8 million in funds distributed.
Housing Choice Voucher Program Waitlist Opening July 26 - Release date: 07/13/2021
The Housing Authority of Washington County (HAWC) will accept applications for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, formally Section 8, between July 26 and August 4, 2021.
New Project-Based Voucher Waitlist Opening for Two Housing Properties - Release date: 06/29/2021
The Housing Authority of Washington County (HAWC) will accept applications for a new Project-Based Voucher Rental Assistance program beginning July 7, 2021. The waitlist is for new construction units to be leased in September and October 2021.
Washington County Releases List of Qualifying Service Providers Eligible for Regional Supportive Housing Services Funding - Release date: 06/08/2021
Washington County releases list of qualifying service providers eligible for regional supportive housing services funding to support effort to end homelessness and provide assistance to low income community members.
Compensación disponible para propietarios de Oregon con alquiler impago - Release date: 05/07/2021
La Autoridad de Vivienda del Condado de Washington se ha asociado con Servicios Comunitarios y de Vivienda de Oregon para ayudar a los propietarios en el Condado de Washington con los pagos de alquiler impagos.
County to Purchase Econo Lodge - Release date: 04/16/2021
Washington County, with funding from the Oregon Legislature, is seeking to purchase the Econo Lodge on SE 10th Avenue in Hillsboro to establish a short-term respite shelter for COVID-19.
Metro 300 Initiative - Release date: 03/12/2021
The Metro 300 Initiative is providing critical housing for vulnerable older adults and people with disabilities.
Public review process launched for Supportive Housing Services Local Implementation Plan - Release date: 03/10/2021
The draft Local Implementation Plan for Washington County’s Supportive Housing Services initiative is ready for public review and comment through March 24, 2021.
Resources for unhoused individuals in severe weather - Release date: 02/10/2021
Washington County’s Department of Housing Services is coordinating efforts, along with community partners, to serve unsheltered houseless individuals during severe winter weather expected in the coming days.
Safe Sleep RV Program Closure - Release date: 12/18/2020
Washington County’s Safe Sleep RV Program will close December 30 as CARES Act funding ends.
More plans for affordable housing in Washington County gain approval - Release date: 10/02/2020
Seven plans for building more affordable housing units in Washington County get approval for funding from the Metro Affordable Housing Bond.