About the Housing Choice Voucher Program

Housing Works administers a federal contract with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide rental assistance (Section 8 vouchers) to lower-income households in Central Oregon.  We currently assist over 1,200 families and individuals on a monthly basis through the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.  This program brings over $7 million annually into the Central Oregon rental market, and includes more than 500 participating local landlords.

Housing Choice Vouchers may be applied towards rent at either Housing Works Properties  or approved private market units. A list of available  private market units can be found at GoSection8.com

Following is a great video that may be helpful to new voucher holders:

Here is a short video on Oregon’s Source of Income Law that protects Section 8 voucher holders from being denied housing just because they have a voucher and also explains why landlords can feel more secure in renting to voucher holders.