Project-Based Vouchers

The Project-Based Voucher (PBV) Program is part of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.  These vouchers provide rental assistance for specific apartments.  The tenant must live in the building to receive assistance.  Residents pay 30% of their income toward rent and utilities.  Some developments give a preference in selection to households where one or more family members have a special need or meet additional criteria.  You can learn more about these PBV properties and related preferences by clicking the "Project" link to the left.   

The application for Project-Based Vouchers can be requested by contacting Portland Housing Authority or the property owner.  Due to the nature of preferences some applications must be made at the property.  All applicants are placed on a waiting list.  The owner determines who they select from the waiting list and once the determination has been made they forward their selection to the Housing Authority to determine if they are eligible.

Where you apply is stated on each individual project page.