Monday through Friday: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm and 1:30pm-4:00pm
Closed daily 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Holiday Closures: During the Holiday Season the lobby will be closed on the following days. Staff will still be available by telephone and email.
Friday November 26, 2021 (Day After Thanksgiving)
Friday December 24, 2021 (Christmas Eve)
Friday December 31, 2021 (New Year's Eve)
If you are a participant and need to report a change of income, please send your notice and verification to email@example.com. Documents may be submitted by fax, email, or through our drop box. Staff will still respond via email and phone when possible, times for responses may be slightly delayed.
General Contact Information:
Phone: (503) 846-3790
Fax: (503) 846-4795
Nearly 50 years of providing and developing affordable housing opportunities in Washington County.
Begun in 1970 with the creation of the Housing Authority of Washington County, the effort continues today in the Department of Housing Services (DHS). The Department of Housing Services was formed in 1992 to administer housing activities and programs of the County and the Housing Authority. The Housing Authority remains a separate legal entity and contracts with the County to implement and administer Housing Authority programs and all support services (e.g. finance, purchasing, and personnel).
The mission of the Department of Housing Services is to provide a continuum of affordable housing options that promote community strength. Please follow the link to access the Department of Housing Services 2017-2027 Strategic Plan.
Working in partnership with both the non-profit and the private sector, the Department of Housing Services combines traditional housing programs with economic opportunity to encourage self sufficiency, skill enhancement and independence.
The DHS offers rental assistance to low income households through various federally funded programs, and also creates affordable housing opportunities in the community for low and moderate income households through a combination of creative financing and partnerships with public and private entities.
Additionally, the DHS is the lead agency for A Road Home: Washington County's Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness.