Following a multi-year planning and development process, we are excited to replace our current website on September 26 with a new design that will serve as a digital gateway to a wide variety of public services and information.

Housing Services Programs

COVID-19 Rent Assistance Programs and Eviction Protections: In 2021, Washington County has provided tenants and landlords with the opportunity to receive assistance with past due rent through two programs: the U.S. Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance program and the state-funded Landlord Compensation Fund (LCF applications closed in June 2021). Visit our COVID-19 Updates and Programs page for detailed information on eviction protections, or view this overview document (EnglishSpanish) about tenant rights, rent assistance, and going to court.

Rental Assistance Programs

The Washington County Department of Housing Services (DHS) offers a wide variety of housing options to qualified applicants:

Project-Based Voucher Awards

The Department of Housing Services periodically offers property owners the opportunity to submit proposals for Project-Based Voucher (PBV) assistance.

Affordable Housing

The Department of Housing Services also owns Affordable Housing located throughout Washington County, including a rural development project in North Plains called Kaybern Terrrace.

Homeless Resources

The Department of Housing Services is the lead agency for the A Road Home: Washington County's 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness.

The Department of Housing Services does not offer emergency assistance; however, there are community resources that may be able to offer assistance.

Other Housing Information and Resources

The Department of Housing Services also provides information about other community resources for:


If you have any questions about these programs, please feel free to contact us.


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